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Pet Insurance

What is Pet Insurance?

Pet insurance pays, partly or in total, for veterinary treatment of the insured person's ill or injured pet. Some policies will pay out when the pet dies, or if the pet is lost or stolen.

As veterinary medicine is increasingly employing expensive medical techniques and drugs, and owners have higher expectations for their pets' health care and standard of living than previously, the market for pet insurance has increased.

How does the pet insurance work?

The report also found that pet insurance for wellness care isn't worth the cost. According to the report, it's probably better to pay for routine vet care out of pocket. But remember that pet insurance, or any insurance for that matter, isn't designed to turn a profit (other than for the insurer).

What is the best insurance for dogs?

Major policy providers include the ASPCA (through Hartville), Embrace, Healthy Paws, PetFirst, Petplan, and Trupanion. Most cover only cats and dogs, but one company, Nationwide (formerly Veterinary Pet Insurance), also insures birds, rabbits, snakes, turtles, and other animals.

What is pet health insurance?

With pet health insurance, you can guard against illnesses or accidents before they happen. Manage the expense of caring for your dog or cat with Progressive® Pet Insurance by Pets Best. You get specialized coverage for vet bills at a reasonable cost, and it's operated by Pets Best®—a trusted provider.

What Pet insurance covers dental treatment?

Most pet insurance policies won't pay out for dental treatment, unless your pet's teeth were damaged in an accident. But the good news is that we've tracked down 5 pet insurance companies who offer more comprehensive dental cover for dogs and cats. They are: Bought By Many.

What does pet insurance not cover?

Pet insurance plans typically cover accidents and illnesses. If you're looking for basic accident coverage, we also have an accident-only plan available. Accident coverage is for all kinds of injuries and emergencies related to accidents, like broken bones, bite wounds, toxic exposures, swallowed objects, and burns.