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Pet Care


  • Pet Care in America has grown into a huge industry. “For 2009, it is estimated that $45.4 billion will be spent on our pets in the U.S. according to the APPA website.” Also, according to the 2009/2010 National Pet Owners Survey, 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 71.4 million homes.” Including staff, faculty and students, that equates to about 8,000 of us at UHD alone!

    Do you know the foods that are potentially poisonous to your pets? Do you know that pet food storage containers must be washed before you refill them with food because the fat from the food becomes rancid in the container? Do you know where the pet friendly places are when you are traveling? UTEAP has the answers to these questions along with other information and resources to help care for your pet. They can assist you with finding pets to adopt, locating shelters, rescue groups, and pet sitters.


  • ASPCA Pet Health Insurance is offering a 5% discount on the base plan premium for each pet you insure and an additional 10% discount for multiple pets insured. This is a total savings of 15%! Save up to 80% on your veterinary bills, use any vet in the U.S. or Canada, and have access to a comprehensive pet health library. To get started, click on the link and enter our UHD priority code: EB09UHD. If you need help or have questions, call ASPCA at 1-866-861-9092.
  • VPI Pet Insurance is offering a 5% discount on the base plan premium for each pet you insure and up to an additional 10% discount for multiple pets insured.

    Pets are unpredictable. While it’s hard to anticipate accidents and illnesses, VPI Pet Insurance makes it a little easier to be prepared for them. From routine office visits to significant medical incidents, VPI provides protection for pets when they need it most.

    VPI policies cover a multitude of medical problems and conditions related to accidents and illnesses—even cancer. Coverage is available for dogs, cats, birds and other exotic pets. Additional coverage is available for routine medical care including vaccinations, deworming, spay/neuter procedures and more. Policyholders are free to use any licensed veterinarian anywhere, even while away from home.

    Best of all, specially negotiated group rates make this peace-of-mind protection even more affordable for your employees.

    VPI Pet Insurance is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance. Since 1982, the company has worked with more than a million lo ving pet owners to help deliver optimal care for their pets. For more information, call 877-PETS-VPI or click on the link.


Parks for your Dogs 

  • Ella and Friends – 500 block of 13th next to Jimmy Burke Activity Center (Deer Park)
  • Katy Dog Park – 5414 Franz Road behind Mary Jo Peckham Park (Katy)



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Last updated or reviewed on 1/31/11

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