Kimberly Alt

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts in multimedia journalism from Simpson College. She has been writing about dogs since 2014, covering subjects such as dog insurance, training, health, accessories and more. Her natural curiosity helps her research as she seeks the truth when learning about, comparing and personally testing canine products and services. With every piece she writes, her goal is to help our readers find the best fit for their unique needs.

Kimberly grew up in a family that loved Labrador Retrievers and remembers running and playing in the yard with them as a child. In 2017, she and her husband adopted their Coonhound mix, Sally, from a local shelter. Kimberly's research was put to good use since Sally faced some aggression issues with other dogs and needed some training to be an inside dog. She worked daily with Sally and sought help from professionals to help Sally become the happy pup she is today.

One of Kimberly's favorite pastimes is spoiling Sally with new toys, comfy beds and yummy treats (she even makes homemade goodies for her). She tries to purchase the safest products for Sally and knows that each canine has their own specific likes and dislikes. Kimberly is passionate about dogs, and knows the bond between humans and canines is like no other.

Is Pet Insurance Worth It? (Comprehensive Guide)

Dog At Vet: Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

There’s info all over the web about pet insurance, and more companies than you can count on two hands (or paws) that provide it, but when it comes right down to it, do you really need pet insurance? Is it worth it? We turn pet insurance inside out and upside down as we look at how it works, why you might need it, what it covers, how much it costs, and which providers we recommend…

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Dog Liability Insurance: Afraid Your Dog Will Bite Your Neighbor?

Toddler Petting Dog

Have you ever sat down to think about the liability involved in owning your sweet, friendly dog? You go out of your way to be a good dog owner. You provide a large fenced-in backyard, premium food, regular vet check-ups, daily exercise, and delicious treats. But is that enough responsibility as a dog owner? What would happen if one day the neighborhood children decide to visit your dog while you’re away at work? Imagine they decide to “play” with him by poking a stick between the fence pickets repeatedly until your dog has had enough. Then one of them wants to pet him. What if he snaps and bites the child? You’re responsible. As a dog owner you are legally responsible when your pet does something that harms another person. This doesn’t end at biting someone. You could still be held responsible if your dog became too excited and jumped on someone knocking them down and injuring them, or even decided to chase Sally on her bike until he causes an accident…

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Best Cat Insurance 2020: 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 and even aging-related health concerns. Pet insurance also protects the owner, in case you find yourself in a tight financial spot (and who hasn’t found themselves a little strapped for cash before?)…

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Aggressive Dog Training Tips: Help Your Dog Be Happy

Aggressive Dog

Most of the time, when you see an aggressive dog it wasn’t born that way. Owners of dogs just may not fully understand how to train their dog. This lack of training often leads to aggressive behavior in dogs because they are responding to situations using their instincts, and not proper training since they have never been taught differently…

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Petplan Insurance Review: Is It The Most Comprehensive?

Pug with bone in mouth

Petplan was our #1 pick for pet insurance for several years in a row due to its outstanding customer service, excellent coverage and low prices. However, competitors stepped up and offered more coverage for less money, pushing Petplan down out of the top 3. Several years ago, Petplan changed its underwriter, which caused a whirlwind of complaints from existing customers. Complaints revolve mainly around premiums increasing drastically and in some cases even doubling for existing customers…

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Pet Insurance Quotes: Compare Different Breeds And Ages

Dog Breeds

Our team worked hard to secure insurance quotes for many different types of pets, breeds and ages and have reported them here in comparison tables. Please keep in mind that your pet, especially if they are older and/or have pre-existing conditions, will not necessarily fit perfectly into this pricing model. We also want to mention that customer service is an important factor to consider, not just cost alone. Lastly, we encourage you to obtain quotes from the top pet insurance companies to give you an idea of what your monthly premiums would be through each. We’ve made an easy to use quote form below to help you with this…

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What’s The Best Pet Insurance Company For 2020?

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…

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