Just to wrap up Orthopedic Month at Embrace, we another guest post from Dr St Clair talking about the importance of rehab in recovering from orthopedic surgeries.


Canine Rehabilitation has roots that extend greater than 20 years ago. Yet even after 20 years, the vast majority of veterinary hospitals in the USA are still falling short in terms of educating clients about the importance of post-surgical physical rehabilitation. In fact, most hospitals don’t even give their clients even the basics in their hospital discharge instructions, nor are they even educating their clients about the benefits and available resources. 

Ski at agility training The question is why? Do they not believe in it? Are they just not informed about it? Or is it simply impossible to teach an old dog new tricks and it is going to take more time as newer younger doctors arrive, who have been trained on the benefits of canine rehabilitation?

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As we continue Orthopedic Issues Month at Embrace Pet Insurance, Dr James St Clair discusses signs of pain in dogs in relation to arthritis, a leading causes of pain in dogs and one that often goes unnoticed by pet owners.


Pet owners and even many veterinarians are still in the dark when it comes to recognizing signs of pain in pets.  For the sake of illustration let’s discuss this with relation to arthritis in dogs.

Lula with her bum lifter Canine Osteoarthritis is by far the most common orthopedic disease in dogs. It is said that 1 in every 5 dogs suffers from some degree of Osteoarthritis. Yet most pet owners never recognize the early warning signs. On top of that most veterinarians do not take a strong enough, pro-active approach in educating their clients and catching this disease process in its early stages; therefore, millions of dogs continue to suffer in chronic pain every day without anyone even knowing.

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If you haven't noticed yet, we are running a competition to win a year's supply of In Clover's Connectin this month. All you have to do is post your dog's orthopedic story on our Facebook page and you are in for a chance to win. It's a pretty sweat deal - make sure to get your entry in.

But what is Connectin?

Anything that can reverse joint damage in dogs is gold in my eyes and the fact that it's all-natural (really! not just fake all-natural) is a wonderful bonus.

So I asked Rebecca Rose, founder and  President of In Clover, to write up a bit about Connectin and how it came about. Here's what she had to say...


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Continued progress in the move to RLI! 

If you recall, Embrace Pet Insurance is in the process of moving underwriters from Lloyd's of London to RLI Corp, an A+ AM Best rated company based in Peoria IL.

Previously, we moved 23 states over to RLI but, as of today, we have added 12 more states to the list:

CA, CT, DE, MO, NV, NM, NC, OK, RI, TN, VA and WY

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DSC_2126 Northeast Ohio –Embrace celebrates is third anniversary offering direct claim deposits to pet parents this month. Embrace was the first pet insurance company to offer claim reimbursements via direct deposit. Since launching direct deposit for claims in October 2007, Embrace has seen the percentage of claim payments using it more than double from just 12% in 2007 to over 27% in 2010.

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