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Pet insurance is the human health insurance equivalent, but for your pet. Having your dog or cat protected by a good health insurance plan can put your mind at ease knowing that large unexpected medical bills will be covered. Canine Journal helps you find the best pet insurance plan for your needs.

What Is Pet Insurance? Do You Need It?

Sick dog laying on sofa

Pet insurance is very much like the health insurance: Though the policies will differ with each provider, pet insurance covers some basic exams completely and other medical activities on a limited basis. Some policies have a yearly, limit while others have a lifetime limit, so you need to make sure to get the pet insurance policy that is right for you and your family. If you don't have a pet yet, a good place to start is reviewing your pet insurance options to see about the cost per species or breed... Read More »

Pet Insurance Reviews 2017

Pet Insurance Reviews and 2 dogs

Fido just leaped for a frisbee and now he's limping. What's wrong with him? Do I need to take him to the vet? How much will it cost? This is why pet insurance is so extremely important. In a time of panic, you should be worrying about the health of your dog, not the number in your bank account. We rate the biggest names in the pet insurance industry based on our own research and provide you with a summary of what each company offers as well as pros and cons for each... 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 »

How to Not Break the Bank with Pet Wellness Plans

Dog with barbell in mouth: Pet Wellness Plans

Have you been looking for comprehensive pet insurance but are frustrated because most policies don't include general pet wellness visits? You're not alone! Many of us pet parents don't realize that pet insurance differs from human health insurance in that most veterinary pet insurance plans don't cover routine wellness visits and other services. They are designed to help you manage your budget for unplanned emergencies or illnesses that could break the bank. But, if you are looking for a plan to cover routine visits instead, there are still options to get coverage for pet wellness visits. Here we'll tell you which services offer pet wellness plans, including insurance services that offer wellness plans as an add-on option... 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 »

Best Pet Insurance: Don’t Buy Until You Read This

Best Pet Insurance and dog lying on sofa

Insurance providers can be scammy and getting your claims paid can be a hassle. No one looks forward to calling their insurance company and premiums are pain to pay. So why sign up for another insurance policy that isn't required by law? Because in the blink of an eye your furry friend can get hit by a car causing your world mayhem. Not only does your pet need medical attention immediately but your bank account needs help as well. How will you pay for your pet's emergency?... 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 »