August 22, 2012 12:11 ET

Pet Health Insurance Can Mean the Choice Between Life and Death for Pets: Petsecure Announces National Contest to Promote Pet Health Insurance Month

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Aug. 22, 2012) - Responsible pet parents know when veterinary bills add up, pet insurance can mean the choice between life and death for their pets. Petsecure encourages pet parents to learn more about pet insurance during its seventh annual Pet Health Insurance Month contest running September 2012.

"No matter how much we love and care for our pets, accidents and illnesses are beyond our control," said Bill Skubovius, Vice President of Business Development for Petsecure. "Pet Health Insurance Month is a chance for our industry to come together and promote responsible pet ownership by helping pet parents learn about pet health insurance."

Petsecure pet health insurance is launching its Pet Health Insurance Month contest at participating veterinary clinics across Canada and online at Contestants can enter by filling out a ballot at participating veterinary clinics, or by filling out a form online. With support from Dyson, PetLynx, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Modern Dog magazine, the Farley Foundation, and the Canadian Kennel Club, one lucky winner will receive the grand prize valued at over $4,000: one year of coverage with Petsecure, an 11" MacBook Air notebook, two Dyson vacuums, and much more. Second and third prize include Dyson vacuums and there are 25 online instant win prizes available as well.

Petsecure pet health insurance will also offer a prize to a veterinary clinic in each territory for the best pet health insurance display that encourages responsible pet owners to consider protecting themselves and their pet with pet health insurance.

Petsecure is a member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA). For more information about Petsecure pet health insurance and the Pet Health Insurance Month contest, visit:

About Petsecure pet health insurance:

Petsecure pet insurance, the core brand of Western Financial Insurance Company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Financial Group. Petsecure is Canada's oldest and largest pet insurance provider with over 20 years of offering innovative pet insurance to Canadian pet parents. Petsecure has unique pet insurance options to choose from that offer the most comprehensive coverage in Canada. Petsecure also offers dental coverage and special coverage including alternative treatments and behavioural therapy. Petsecure is the only pet health insurance provider in Canada to offer their exclusive Secure For Life™ guarantee. Underwritten by Western Financial Insurance Company. Petsecure and logo are registered trademarks of Western Financial Insurance Company. Petsecure is a member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA).

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Contact Information

  • Western Financial Insurance Company
    Erin Baxter
    Marketing and Communications Specialist
    (204) 942-2999 ext. 7631