Pet Insurance

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.

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

Petplan vs Pets Best logos

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…

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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…

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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?…

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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…

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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! …

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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 two of our 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?

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Pet Insurance Tips and Trends

Dog at the veg

With the new year upon is, we’ve been thinking a lot about current trends in the pet insurance category and how they may affect our readers who are thinking of buying a new policy. You’ll want to read through our discussion below for some cost-savings tips and other things you will want to make sure you consider while making your choice on how to financially plan for your pet’s unexpected health needs…

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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…

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