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 has decades of experience in pet health insurance, our experts have reviewed over two dozen providers and bring you our top picks in our comprehensive pet insurance reviews.

Person and dog standing on beach with sunset (Caption: Best Pet Insurance In California)

Best Pet Insurance In California: Companies Reviewed In Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento & More

There is so much to do in California with your pup, from hiking in the mountains to swimming in the ocean. However, that opens up more possibilities of your dog having an accident. Getting stuck in a thorn bush, burning pads on the hot beach sand, or even having a skin irritation are not out of the realm of possibilities. This doesn’t mean you should keep your dog inside 24/7, though. Instead, you can protect your wallet with pet insurance and still go on all the adventures you dream of with your best friend beside you. All of our top-ranked pet insurance providers offer coverage in California. The monthly premium is based on your dog’s breed, zip code, pre-existing health conditions, age, and other factors.

Black and white dog laying down with a stethoscope (Caption: Best Pet Insurance For Pre-Existing Conditions)

Best Pet Insurance For Pre-Existing Conditions

Will pet insurance cover your dog’s pre-existing condition? That depends on what your dog’s ailment is. Some pet insurance companies cover certain pre-existing conditions. Find out if your dog’s malady is eligible for coverage. And if so, which provider is best for you?

Two small dogs laying in bed spooning and sleeping

Embrace vs Trupanion: Are They Worth The Higher Price?

Embrace and Trupanion are two of the big players in the pet insurance industry, but they commonly carry higher premiums as well. Do big brand reputations and prices make them the ultimate options for your needs? We compare these two companies head-to-head to help you see their similarities and differences. And if you’re not 100% sold on one of them, we also have additional options for you to review.

Doctors with gloves on cleaning a dog's tooth with hardware removing the plaque from the dog's teeth

Does Pet Insurance Cover Dental Cleanings And Work?

Dental-related health concerns are a gray area for many pet parents because they don’t know what is covered or excluded from pet insurance policies. Are the preventive daily dental hygiene products and procedures covered by insurance? And what about the more severe dental accidents and illnesses, like gum disease, endodontic disease, tooth extractions, and more? We’re here to answer your questions so you clearly understand what a pet insurance policy entails.

Two large dogs fighting over a red frisbee tugging either direction in the grass with leaves scattered

Fetch vs Pets Best: Who’s Best In Class?

Fetch by The Dodo and Pets Best are two of the best pet insurance companies, offering excellent coverage, competitive prices, and easy claim repayments. So how do you choose between the two? As always, be sure to get your own quote to get an idea of what each will cost you. Additionally, consider the criteria we include in this comparison.

Lab puppy with green toy in mouth running away from a white Maltese dog outside off leash

Healthy Paws vs Pets Best: Which Has Better Coverage & Lower Prices?

We pit two of the most popular pet insurance companies against one another and choose a winner between Healthy Paws and Pets Best. We explain our reasoning below but want to remind you that you should always get quotes for your unique pet and location. The price may play a more prominent role in your decision-making process if coverage is similar.

2 spotted dogs looking up at the camera sitting in the grass off leash

Trupanion vs Pets Best: Compare Coverage, Price, Customer Service & More

Have you seen flyers for Trupanion hanging in your vet’s office but heard about Pets Best from a friend? Do they insure the same accidents and illnesses, or is there a reason to choose one company over the other? Read our Trupanion vs Pets Best showdown to decide which company may be a better fit for your pet. We compare coverage, customer service, claim processing, customization options, and price to help you understand what each company has to offer.

Two small Terrier mixes with spots running through grass with blue skies off leash one has tongue out both looking happy

Embrace vs Pets Best: Compare Price, Coverage, Customer Service & More

Perhaps you’ve heard of pet insurance through Allstate, Geico, or USAA because they sell pet insurance policies administered by Embrace. However, is Embrace the company you should choose? A Google search may have shown you other pet insurance options, like Pets Best. Which company is a better fit for your dog? Find out in our Embrace vs Pets Best comparison where we discuss coverage, customer service and reputation, claim processing, customizations, and pricing.

Two dogs in the backseat of a car looking out the back with faces on the seat

ASPCA Pet Insurance vs Pets Best: Compare Coverage, Price & More

ASPCA Pet Insurance has a big brand name behind it, but Pets Best is known for its low prices. Does one pet insurance provider offer more thorough coverage than the other? And does one fit your needs better than the other? We compare coverage, customer service and reputation, claim processing, pricing, and customization and explain which company we think is better. However, remember that each pet and budget is different, so we suggest getting quotes from multiple companies to ensure you get the best bang for your buck.

Scroll to Top