Category: Pet insurance

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Is there a Network Of Veterinarians for Pet Insurance Companies?
Is there a Network Of Veterinarians for Pet Insurance Companies?

Is There a Network Of Veterinarians for Pet Insurance Companies? When clients are thinking about getting pet insurance they often ask whether their vet or clinic is “in the network.” By this they mean that the vet is included in the group of care providers who work with insurance companies to provide and receive benefits.

Discovering the Value of Pet Insurance
Discovering the Value of Pet Insurance

In this crazy life full of stress and worries, everything we can do to rid ourselves of on more concern is worth the effort. We stress over money perhaps more than anything else. However, in times of duress, money is the last thing you should have to worry about. Every day we get emails from pet lovers who purchased pet insurance and have saved themselves the need to agonize over money when caring for an ill pet.

Are Preexisting Conditions Covered Under Pet Insurance?
Are Preexisting Conditions Covered Under Pet Insurance?

Are preexisting conditions covered under pet insurance? Preexisting conditions: those health problems that develop prior to seeking health insurance. Are they covered for pets? What happens if your pet has one? This is a common concern with an interesting solution. Bella, a 5-year-old Schnauzer, had been totally healthy until one week ago when her owner noticed that she was drinking a lot.

The Cost of a Sick Kitten
The Cost of a Sick Kitten

When our animals become ill, the price is high. We worry and wonder what we can do to help them and if they get better. Veterinarians know how hard it is on pet lovers to feel helpless when their animals don't seem to get better. We all work very hard to find solutions and treatments. However, sometimes all our best efforts are not enough.

Can I See a Specialist if I Have Pet Insurance?
Can I See a Specialist if I Have Pet Insurance?

Can I See a Specialist if I Have Pet Insurance? Most people know that pet insurance covers trips to a regular vet, but what about a specialist? These highly trained (and often expensive) doctors can treat unusual conditions but many owners fear their costs will not be covered by their insurance plan.

Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Pet Insurance
Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance is a growing way pet parents plan to care for their pet in case of an emergency. Just over a decade ago, there was one pet insurance company that predominated the United States. Now there are over 14 companies that offer pet insurance in North America to a growing number of interested pet owners.

When is the Best Time to Get Pet Insurance for Your Dog?
When is the Best Time to Get Pet Insurance for Your Dog?

Puppy or adult: when is the best time to buy pet insurance for your dog? Does it save money to do it later or is it best to start coverage as soon as possible? In a vet's opinion, the best time to get pet insurance for your dog is when you are able to afford it. Although it's good to have coverage at any age, the premiums are actually less if you start insurance when your dog is a puppy then if you start when he or she is an adult.

Pet Insurance in Plain English: A Basic Glossary
Pet Insurance in Plain English: A Basic Glossary

Understanding terms associated with any insurance can be confusing, including pet insurance. I'll fully admit that when I signed up for a property and casualty class, I had little to no clue what basic insurance terms meant. Concepts such as “deductible”, “co-pay” and “premium” went way over my head.

12 Tips for Caring for Your Pet on a Budget
12 Tips for Caring for Your Pet on a Budget

Colorado State University Veterinarian Offer Tips for Caring for Pet on a Budget During times of economic struggle, pet owners may be looking for ways to reduce the cost of caring for pets. But some measures that seem to reduce costs may end up being more expensive in the long term because of impacts on a pet's health.

A Vet's Review - Who are the Pet Insurance Companies that Insure Pets in Canada
A Vet's Review - Who are the Pet Insurance Companies that Insure Pets in Canada

Who are the Pet Insurance Companies that Insure Pets in Canada? A Vet's Review There are thirteen pet insurance companies that insure dogs and cats in North America. Three companies offer policies to both the United States and Canada: Petplan Trupanion Pethealth These companies offer pet insurance policies to Canada Only: PetsPlusUS Petsecure I hope this gives you more information on the Pet Insurance Companies that Insure Pets in Canada.

“We Had to Put Her Out of Her MISERY”
“We Had to Put Her Out of Her MISERY”

Today I'd like to share this story that I received from Sandy Kilian. It is a story filled with love and compassion…and it will touch your heart. It also contains a valuable lesson for all of us. Sandy Kilian wrote: “I have been receiving your emails for many months. I wish I had gotten them sooner. I ran across your site when my Black Mouth Cur, Zoe, became ill.

How Does Pet Insurance Work?
How Does Pet Insurance Work?

How Does Pet Insurance Work? Have you ever wondered “How does pet insurance work?” If you have been confused by pet insurance, you're not alone. There are at least 13 companies in North America which offer pet insurance and all differ slightly from one another. Plans vary within each company as well, with different levels of coverage, deductibles, and premiums.

Can YOU Afford A $1000.00 Vet Bill?
Can YOU Afford A $1000.00 Vet Bill?

Trying to figure out if pet insurance is right for you can be difficult. Here is the question…“Can you afford an unexpected thousand bucks expense?” Or even more? If not, and not many of us can, then you should consider pet insurance. Medical care for pets, including diagnostic tests and treatment options, is becoming increasingly more sophisticated.

10 Reasons Why Millennials Need Pet Insurance
10 Reasons Why Millennials Need Pet Insurance

Following Generation X, the “Millennials” (also known as Generation Y) represent approximately one-third of the US population. Those in this demographic have birth years ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s. Most Millennials are just beginning their careers, with the older Millennials in their early thirties.

Do Veterinarians Get An Incentive for Selling or Promoting Pet Insurance
Do Veterinarians Get An Incentive for Selling or Promoting Pet Insurance

Do Veterinarians Get An Incentive or Kickback for Selling or Promoting Pet Insurance? Do veterinarians make money by recommending vet insurance? Are they really looking out for your pet's best interests or are they just looking to make a quick buck? Today I want to address the question of vets and pet insurance kickbacks and incentives.

One Dog, Three Vet Visits- Pet Insurance Helps!
One Dog, Three Vet Visits- Pet Insurance Helps!

Jack Russell Terriers Made for Pet Insurance Some dogs seem to find ways to get into trouble that you could never even imagine. Of course, these are the most entertaining characters that ever grace our home. We love every moment of their antics. All the same, trouble-making dogs sometimes get themselves in over their heads.

Economic Euthanasia and How A Veterinarian Wants to Help
Economic Euthanasia and How A Veterinarian Wants to Help

Economic euthanasia is a term veterinarians use to describe the circumstance involving a pet getting put to sleep because the owner can't afford the care and treatment for the pet's medical condition. Doctor Primovic, editor in chief of , says “Economic euthanasia is very common and a frustrating part of being a veterinarian.

Baby Pouf: A Lesson in the Importance of Pet Insurance
Baby Pouf: A Lesson in the Importance of Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance for Cats - What is Your Financial Limit If Something Happens? Do you know what your financial limit is to save an ill cat? It is easy to say that no expense it too much, but what if the treatment is prohibitively expensive and there is no guarantee of recovery? Would you have $11,000 to spend on treatment?

Save Money on Cat Care
Save Money on Cat Care

Like our children, we give our cats our hearts, our time, and…our money. In fact, lots of money. In 2005, American pet parents spent $36.3 billion dollars on their furry friends. For many of us our cats are priceless, and we enjoy spoiling them with toys and treats; however, no one can pass up the opportunity to save some money.

Favorite Household Toys for the Frugal Dog Lover
Favorite Household Toys for the Frugal Dog Lover

What do you have lying around you house that might make a great toy? There may be things you already have that will work well as a new toy instead of spending money at the pet store. As you read the following list, please use caution. Any toy has the potential to become a risk if the dog is able to swallow, puncture, or chew off pieces of it.