Embrace Pet Insurance is having a career open house

We hear all the time that people would love to work at Embrace, and that's before they come visit us at the Embrace offices.

So, with that in mind, we thought it would be fun to have an open house for people who might be considering looking for a job or actually looking, to come and visit with Embracers at our offices to see what we're all about. No pressure, no bull, just us being ourselves with our dogs :)

Here are the details - RSVP on our Facebook page too

Date:            Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 5-7pm

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Embrace Pet Insurance covers behavioral issues

Embrace Pet Insurance policies do cover the medical treatment of behavioral issues as long as your dog or cat didn't show clinical signs of the condition before the end of the waiting period. Your policy does not cover behavioral consultations or training sessions though.

Let's have a few example:

Your dog develops a fear of thunderstorms and loud noises 6 months after you insure him. Medical treatment for this condition, such as drug therapy, and coverage of any injuries your dog might cause himself during a period of anxiety is covered

Your dog eats chicken bones as a puppy before she was insured. Three months into her policy, she eats your TV remote, which has to be removed surgically - this is covered. The previous incident is considered normal puppy behavior and not signs of a behavioral issue.

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Is it possible to train a cat to walk on a leash?

We shall see!

When we think of the term "pet behavior", we think of issues, like chewing or inappropriate urination or freaking out in a thunderstorm, not something more positive like getting your cat to walk on a leash. So I am taking up the challenge of training my cats to walk on a leash.

I have two indoor cats, Rocket and Rosie, who are 2.5 years old and have never gone outside. Here's a quick video introduction to them. 

I know they'd like to go outside but I'm committed to keeping them out of harm's way so we asked JoyKatz if we could test out some of their beautiful handmade walking jackets for cats.

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Guest Post: Why Are Our Pets So Stressed?

Did you know your cats and dogs stress about things maybe as much as you do?

Dr. Rex Riggs has a very interesting take on this month's topic of Pet Behavior. Do we cause the stress in our pets' lives? What do you think?

Dr. Rex Riggs is the owner of Best Friends Veterinary Hospital in Powell, Ohio. He is a veterinarian, and an Advisory Board member of Embrace Pet Insurance.

We live in a complex hurry up world.  There is stress everywhere in our life. We are running here and there, often not taking the time to enjoy fully what we are doing before going to the next task at hand. 

Did anyone take the dog for a walk?  Did anyone see the cat today?  Why did the cat pee in the living room again today?  The dog got into the trash again.  What makes the dog want to chew everything?  Damn animals!!

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Top 10 Pet-related Trends 2012

Myla loves barley 4Did you know that that spending on pets in 2011 topped $50 billion for the first time? That's a lot of dog collars, don't you think! 

Actually, we spend on everything from pet accessories and food to veterinary care and services such as boarding and pet sitting. To put $50 billion in perspective, the pet industry tops the book publishing ($31 billion) and women’s clothing ($41 billion) industries by a healthy margin.

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