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Growing up, Kimberly used to get the sniffles when she was around dogs. Thankfully, she grew out of her allergy and is now able to play and snuggle with dogs as much as she wants! She adopted Sally, a 3 year old hound mix, in 2017 and is loving life as a pet parent.

Petplan vs Pets Best: Who’s Best in Class?

Two dogs facing each other

During our 2017 audit for best dog insurance we were stumped on who to pick for our #2 spot. Petplan held our top ranking for years due to its low prices and excellent customer service until Healthy Paws swept it up from underneath them in 2015. Pets Best has relentlessly moved higher and higher in our rankings and continues to be competitive with the competition offering similar coverage at reasonable rates. Fast forward to today, if we were faced with picking between Petplan and Pets Best, which would we pick? We'll tell you more below... Read More »

Petnostics Review: Urine Tests for Dogs

iPhone app and Petnostics cup

Petnostics became well-known from its appearance on the popular television show Shark Tank. If your pet suffers from bladder infections, urinary tract infections, kidney stones or any other urine-analysis related illness, this test may save you money. Instead of going to the vet before you know whether something is really wrong with your dog, Petnostics urine test strips for dogs can be used at home and save you the cost and time associated with initial vet diagnostics... Read More »

Embrace vs Healthy Paws: Who’s Top Dog?

Embrace vs Healthy Paws

You've just gotten this adorable, new puppy and love playing and snapping photos of him to share with your friends. Unfortunately, he's a bit rambunctious and enjoys eating q-tips, bobby pins, pennies and other not so doggy friendly "snacks". What do you do? Obviously, you need to take him to the vet and make sure he's ok and get those items out of his stomach, but how will you pay for it? Do you have pet insurance? Those veterinarian bills can get pretty expensive. Just the normal vaccines can get pricey! Maybe Embrace or Healthy Paws can help you out. Read Embrace vs Healthy Paws to see which company can help reduce your vet bills and keep your pup healthy... Read More »

Best Cat Insurance 2017: Who’s The Pick of the Litter?

Litter of Kittens

They say cats have nine lives, but if you love your little purr-baby, it's probably not best to test that theory. Cat insurance is a great way to ensure that your (mostly) self-sufficient feline is protected in the event of illness, accident, injury, even old age. Insurance also protects you, the owner, in case you find yourself in a financial tight spot (and who hasn't found themselves a little strapped for cash before?). But this article is not about extolling the virtues of pet (specifically dog) insurance... Read More »

Do I Need Puppy Insurance?

Do I Need Puppy Insurance?

The way I see it, dog insurance is just as important as our health insurance. You don't want to be without it. Should an accident happen, you'll want to have the means to do anything your dog needs and not worry about the bill at the end. I've heard nightmare stories of dogs being hit by a car and the pet parent is unable to pay for treatment so the dog must be put down. It doesn't have to be that way and you can do everything in your power to save your dog by signing up for puppy insurance... Read More »

Pets Best Review: Putting Your Pets First

Pets Best logo

Fido just ran out the door onto the road and the worst has just happened. He got hit by a car. You immediately rush him to the vet for emergency care, thankfully he'll live. After surgery and some casts for his broken bones, he will heal in a few months. Although he will heal, your bank account is hurting bad and may not recover for a lot longer. Thousands of dollars in vet bills are causing struggles and you are beating yourself up about not signing up for pet insurance sooner... Read More »

Pet Insurance Comparison 2017: Who’s Best?

Best Pet Insurance Comparison

As dog owners ourselves, we understand that the day to day expenses can add up and the cost of pet insurance is one that may appear unnecessary at first. Much like our health insurance, however, pet insurance is there when the moment comes that you need to fall back on the financial support an insurance plan can offer. And if you don’t have the plan already in place, you will likely find yourself in a tight spot... Read More »