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Trupanion Reviews: What Makes This Pet Insurance Unique?

Girl and dog running through yard

You turned your back for one minute and now Fido has a stomach full of bathroom trash. Yuck! You take him to the vet and have an x-ray done and see all the q-tips, bobby pins and, oh no, a part of an old razor blade. Things just got really scary for you. The vet performs surgery and thankfully, Fido will be okay. However, your bank account is in some real pain now. Had you signed up for pet insurance, you may not have had to pay as much for the vet bills. ..

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Pets Best Review: Putting Your Pets First

Two golden labs in bed

Fido 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 be back to normal in a few months. Although he will heal, your bank account is hurting bad and may not recover for much longer. Thousands of dollars in vet bills are causing struggles and you are beating yourself up about not signing up for pet insurance sooner…

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Petplan Insurance Reviews: Is It The Most Comprehensive?

Pug with bone in mouth

Petplan was our #1 pick for pet insurance for several years in a row due to its outstanding customer service, excellent coverage and low prices. However, competitors stepped up and offered more coverage for less money, pushing Petplan down to third place. In 2016, Petplan changed its underwriter, which caused a whirlwind of complaints from existing customers. Complaints revolve mainly around premiums increasing drastically and in some cases even doubling for existing customers…

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Is Healthy Paws The Best Pet Insurance?

Dog's paws in sand

Healthy Paws pet insurance is our #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’ll be reimbursed for when you sign-up for your initial plan…

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How to Not Break the Bank with Pet Wellness Plans

Dog with barbell in mouth: Pet Wellness Plans

Many 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. If you are looking for a plan to cover routine visits instead, there are still options to get coverage for pet wellness visits…

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Pet Insurance Quotes: Compare Different Breeds And Ages

Dog Breeds

Our team worked hard to secure insurance quotes for many different types of pets, breeds and ages and have reported them here in comparison tables. Please keep in mind that your pet, especially if they are older and/or have pre-existing conditions, will not necessarily fit perfectly into this pricing model. We also want to mention that customer service is an important factor to consider, not just cost alone. Lastly, we encourage you to obtain quotes from the top 3 pet insurance companies to give you an idea of what your monthly premiums would be through each. We’ve made an easy to use quote form below to help you with this…

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Pet Insurance Reviews 2018: Cost & Coverage Comparisons For All Companies

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…

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Pet Insurance Comparison 2018: 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…

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