Pet Insurance

DailyFinance  Apr 16  Comment 
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New York Times  Mar 25  Comment 
My Labrador goes to PetCare. Sometimes I want to go to PetCare.     
Cloud Computing  May 1  Comment 
Pethealth Inc. (TSX:PTZ) ("Pethealth") today, through its subsidiary PTZ Insurance Agency, Ltd., closed its previously announced purchase of certain assets of Nestle Purina Claims Processing, Inc. and PurinaCare Insurance Services, Inc. read more
Cloud Computing  Mar 27  Comment 
Pethealth Inc. (TSX:PTZ) ("Pethealth") has, through its subsidiary PTZ Insurance Agency, Ltd., entered into an asset purchase agreement (the "Agreement") with Nestle Purina Claims Processing, Inc. and PurinaCare Insurance Services, Inc. (together,...
Insurance Journal  Nov 15  Comment 
All Risks, Ltd. has expanded its Pet Insurance to be available in 32 states through its partnership with Pets Best Insurance and Independence American Insurance Co.  This Pet Insurance online platform allows retail insurance agents to partner...
Insurance Journal  Sep 26  Comment 
Last October, Keith and Christy Wolfram of Sicklerville, N.J., were given quite a scare when Peanut, their dachshund-terrier mix was found buried alive in the dirt beneath their deck following a scuffle with a skunk. Nearly a year later, that...
Insurance Journal  Sep 6  Comment 
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Pet insurance is a policy that pays veterinary costs if one's pet becomes ill or is injured in an accident. Like Health Insurance for a human, these policies decrease the likelihood that an owner is hit with a big expense that may be the result of treating pets with drugs, medical devices and other expensive medical techniques.

Pet Insurance Covers

Pet insurance policies generally cover[1] :

  • General wellness: vaccinations, eye-exams, teeth cleaning
  • Neutering and spaying
  • Ultrasounds
  • X-rays
  • CAT scans
  • MRIs
  • Blood work
  • Surgery
  • Hospitalization
  • Prescription medication
  • Prescription food
  • Chemotherapy
  • 3rd-party liabilities
  • Boarding kennel fees
  • Accidental death benefits
  • Recovery costs
  • Euthanasia

Some policies will also pay out if the pet dies is lost or stolen.

Companies that Provide Pet Insurance


  1. Why Pet Insurance, 2008
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