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.

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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4 Reasons the Cost of Pet Insurance is Worth It

Dog on vet table

Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Pet owners know this better than anyone when their dog steps in that one little thing in the yard you forgot to pick up, then run inside and jump up on the couch. Luckily for me, I was able to remove the stain and the couch was allowed to stay in the living room (instead of being sent to the basement forever). The problem is, sometimes the issue isn’t as minor as a little mess inside of your house. For pet owners, sometimes the problem can be much more threatening and costly. For this reason, it’s important that all pet owners consider buying pet insurance to protect their loved ones from some of life’s most unfortunate accidents…

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Bypass the Blacklist: Dog Liability Insurance

Dog with sunglasses: Dog Liability Insurance

Having trouble finding a place to live because your dog is blacklisted as a “bad breed?” Can’t secure homeowner’s or renter’s insurance that covers your pooch? Many of the top insurance companies won’t provide dog liability insurance for certain breeds of dogs deemed “dangerous.” There are a number of lesser-known insurance companies that disagree with the concept of labeling dogs solely because of their breed. If you own or are thinking about getting a “bad breed” dog, this article is for you…

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Interview with Petplan Pet Insurance Co-Founder Natasha Ashton

Petplan Interview with the Founders

We recently had the good fortune to sit down and learn more about Petplan in this exclusive interview with Natasha Ashton, the Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder. The company is based in the Philadelphia area but the founders came from the U.K., where pet insurance is a much more prominent part of pet parenting than here in the U.S. These petrepreneurs think it is time for that to change…

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Pet Liability Insurance for Renters

As a renter, do you worry about the damage your pets can do to the property you’re leasing? What about potential injuries to your neighbors or visitors to your home? The unfortunate reality is that you can be held liable for your pet’s behavior – even if you take all the precautions to prevent your pet from inflicting any kind of damage. All owners know that pets (like children) don’t always follow the rules. So, what can you do to protect yourself and keep your precious pet with you?

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How A Poisonous Snake Bite Nearly Killed My Dog

Lily playing in dirt: How a Poisonous Snake Bite Nearly Killed My Dog

It was one of the scariest moments of my life when my dog Lily was bit by a poisonous Copperhead snake. All I could do was rush to the vet and pray for the best. But this very frightening experience has made me a huge pet insurance advocate and I hope my story helps you know what to do if you are faced with the difficult life and death pet decisions…

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