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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?

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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 »

Trupanion vs Healthy Paws: A Pet Insurance Showdown

Trupanion vs Healthy Paws

You just took your dog to her yearly checkup. Bad news, she has cancer. Your world has just been destroyed. You don't want her to endure all this pain. You want her to live. You'll do anything in your power to help her, but can you afford the treatments? Pet insurance may be a good proactive solution if you sign up before a health emergency arises. Perhaps Trupanion or Healthy Paws is the solution you need to reduce your financial risk. We compare features and give you a side by side quote comparison to show you the different options. Let's dig in! ... 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. Click on "read review" below each pet insurance company name in the table to go straight to its review... 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 »

Healthy Paws vs Petplan: Who Comes Out on Top?

Healthy Paws vs Petplan

If your dog is hit by a car tomorrow, are you ready? Pet insurance is an essential for all responsible pet owners to make sure you are prepared financially to deal with any unexpected (and expensive) accident or illness. This is why we regularly review the top pet insurance companies to find out who comes out on top. This time, we're pinning the best vs the best with our two top rated insurers in the ring: Healthy Paws vs PetPlan to see which plan is more affordable and a better fit for you and your pup. Not only do we compare each feature, we'll give you an example (complete with pricing) to see how different scenarios measure up. So let's get right to the overall winner, shall we? Read More »

ASPCA Pet Insurance Review: Don’t Let the Name Fool You!

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Is your search for affordable yet quality pet insurance taking a bite out of your time and patience? There are a number of great plans out there, but it's hard to know which is the best one for you and your pup. You may have come across ASPCA Pet Insurance and think it could be an excellent option since it has such a prominent and trustworthy name brand. What you probably don't know? This pet insurance company pays a licensing fee to use the ASPCA name, but is not affiliated in any other way with the ASPCA. Are their plans still worth it? Check out our ASPCA insurance reviews to learn more about pricing, coverage, customer reputation and more... Read More »

Embrace Pet Insurance: One of the Best?

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When it comes to choosing insurance for your pet there are a number of companies and policy types to consider. Embrace Pet Insurance is just one of the available insurance companies for pet owners to choose from. In this comprehensive review, we will take a look at Embrace Pet Insurance including who they are, what they offer, pricing information and how to take advantage of discounts and savings on your policy... Read More »

Pets Best Review: Putting Your Pets First

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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 »

Is Healthy Paws The Best Pet Insurance?

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Healthy Paws pet insurance is our number 1 pick for best pet health insurance. Healthy Paws took the gold medal because it has a history of great customer service, annual deductible (vs per incident) and unlimited lifetime benefits. You get to choose how you want to pay by deciding your annual deductible and the percentage of the vet bill that you payout when you sign-up for your initial plan... Read More »