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The FeLines, Issue #004 -- "More Cat Care Questions Due To Increase in Diagnosis of Kidney Disease"
January 15, 2008
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More Cat Care Questions Because of Increase in Diagnosis of Kidney Disease

Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, reported a significant rise in the diagnosis of kidney conditions in the month of March the same month Menu Foods recalled 60 million cans and bags of tainted pet food. VPI, which insures more than 450,000 pets nationwide, has examined claims data to assess whether the recall had an effect on policyholder behavior and the diagnosis of kidney conditions. The company found that health testing increased by 37 percent in March and initial diagnosis of kidney conditions increased 33 percent for dogs and 46 percent for cats compared to expected seasonal averages.

"Our data shows that the pet food recall motivated a considerable number of our policyholders to take their pets to the veterinarian," said Dr. Carol McConnell, vice president and chief veterinary medical officer for VPI.

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