Dog Insurance

Get prepared to be prepared! Having insurance is an important part of owning a pet. When your pet gets sick, you don’t want to be stuck with huge vet bills. But how do you know if you need pet insurance? PetGuide.com provides you with articles, information and news so you can decide if Dog Insurance is the right choice for you.

Our Dog Insurance blog covers every single aspect of pet insurance. Having doubts about real benefits of getting a policy for your pooch? Have a look at our articles on advantages and downsides of insurance for dogs, or real-life stories of dog parents and their personal experiences with pet insurance. Unsure which policy offers everything your pooch needs–and at an affordable price? Visit Petguide.com’s Dog Insurance Policies section of the blog for insider tips and advice on finding a perfect plan, and our articles over at Dog Insurance Rates for suggestions on cutting costs and making pet insurance more budget friendly.

As pet parents ourselves, we understand wanting only the very best for your furry family member. That’s why our writers at Petguide.com created an in-depth resource for every dog owner looking to provide their pooch with first class care and still save money on veterinary bills. Whether you’re looking for direct quotes from insurance companies, comparison of policies or just help with choosing a type of insurance for dogs, we’ve got you covered. Even if you already have an insurance policy for your pup, check our guides for useful information on how to keep your pooch unharmed and happy, both at home and when they’re accompanying you on your travels.

Protect your dog’s future. Petguide.com’s complete guides on everything from safety to policy and rates will help you make an informed decision and find the perfect solution for you and your pooch!

The Dog Scout’s Guide To Dog First Aid Kits

Always be prepared! Having Dog First Aid Kits stashed where you need them most will ensure you can treat your dog for injuries if he ever gets hurt.

On The Road Again: Road Tripping With Your Dog

To say that Kevin Roberts has taken the road less traveled is an understatement. He’s a really outdoors kind of guy, and he brings his dogs along for t…

Paw Myths: Safety Tips For Dog Paws

Hand’s on tips for keeping dog paws safe and healthy As humans, our hands are some of the most important tools we own – we use them to eat, to pe…

Kona Kai Resort & Spa’s Island Paws Offers Pampered Pets the Royal T

If you're planning a trip to San Diego, California and you want to take Fido with you, you're in luck! Kona Kai Resort & Spa has just the room for you both!

7 Safety Tips for Dogs Living in the Country

With all of those open spaces to explore, your dog couldn't be happier with his country life. Ensure he gets the most out of it with these safety tips.

What I Did This Summer: Canine Canoe Adventure in Nova Scotia Part 2

He's all packed up and ready to canoe in Nova Scotia with his dogs in tow. Here's what Kevin Roberts did on his Totally Canadian Canine Canoe Adventure!

How To Get The Best Rate On Dog Insurance

If money is tight, but you’re after peace of mind, we’ve got a few tips on finding the best dog insurance rate Money might not be your first cons…

Top 8 Dog Safety Apps for Smart Pet Parents

Mobile phones are for much more than making calls. Keep an eye on your pet's health with our top eight picks for dog safety apps.

Off-The-Leash Luxury Awaits Pooches At Las Vegas Pet-Friendly Resorts

Because “The Hangover” would have been more fun if you brought your furry BFF, Vegas resorts now offer pet-pampering packages. Vegas is going to…

Sleepypod Pet Carriers Earn Top Honors From the Center for Pet Safety

Is your car outfitted for your dog's safety? These carriers from Sleepypod are the first carriers to meet critical crash testing guidelines.

Palliative Pet Care Aiming to Serve Emerging Market

With 69 percent of pet owners who treat their pet as family members, palliative pet care gives beloved pets sympathetic end of life care.

3 Sobering Reasons Why Dog Insurance Is Important

In 2014, it’s estimated that we spent about $14.2 billion at the vet – so why aren’t we investing in dog insurance? You do everything you c…

What Are the Dangers of Water Hemlock to Dogs?

When you're out for a walk by the water, keep your dog away from this wild flower. Water hemlock is one of the most toxic plants to dogs.

Reducing Dog Insurance Rates With Third Party Insurance

An option for pet owners, third party insurance may cover just what you need If you’re not keen on the idea of spending a huge annual or monthly sum on…

What Is Annual Coverage Dog Insurance?

Annual Coverage gives you peace of mind for a full year when it comes to your dog’s health While you probably know why it’s important to have you…

Different Dog Insurance Rates And Coverage Types

Looking for the right coverage for your pooch? Chances are, there’s an dog insurance type to fit your needs. If you’re looking for a lower rate o…

My Favorite Pet Friendly Cities in America

Oh, what we would give to travel the country with our dogs! But if we can’t do it, at least we can live vicariously though Lauren Bassart, who shares h…

Is Your Home Insured Against Pet Damage?

Your home is the most expensive thing you'll ever buy. Of course you've purchased home insurance - but does your policy cover pet damage?

New Stats Show Kids Most At Risk For Being Bitten By Dogs

National Dog Bite Prevention Week helps shed a light on how to teach children to understand doggy body language and the danger of ignoring warning signs. W…

5 Important Tips For Dog Proofing Your Balcony

Your balcony may boast a sweeping city view, but is it safe for your dog? Take these pooch-preventive measures before letting your dog venture out.

Are Some Breeds Of Dog More Expensive To Insure?

Every dog is different, and your dog insurance rate may reflect that When it comes to taking out an insurance policy for your dog, you might wonder whether s…

Do You Make These 5 Dog Car Safety Mistakes?

There are precautions to take when you pull out of the driveway. Let's go over a few mistakes you may be making when it comes to dog car safety.

Keeping Your Dog Safe During A Thunderstorm

If thunder and lightning have your dog running for cover, we’ve got some tips to keep them safe Personally, I love thunderstorms – as long as I&r…

What Factors Influence Dog Insurance Rates?

Although we can't give you an exact amount you'd pay for dog insurance, we can let you in on some of the factors that affect dog insurance rates.

How To Convince Your Boss To Offer Pet Insurance

Dog insurance is becoming an increasingly popular workplace perk. Here’s how you can talk to your boss about adding it to your benefits package. Pet i…

Types of Dogs You’ll Meet on the Campground

Summer time - when city dogs pack up their families for some adventures in the woods. Here's the definitive list of every dog you will meet on the campground.

Stay Safe During National Pet Travel Safety Day

Today is National Pet Travel Safety Day, and a good time to review the things we can do to keep our pets the safest any time we travel with them!

Reducing Dog Insurance Rates With Multi-Pet Insurance

More pets means more savings, when you choose multi-pet insurance We all know that dog insurance is a reliable way of keeping on top of any veterinary bills,…

Safety Tips For Running With a Dog at Night

There are a lot of good reasons why people like running with a dog at night. We've put together some tips for running with a dog at night.

5 Warning Signs That You Need Dog Insurance

Dogs can get into all kinds of issues. We've put together 5 warning signs you should watch out for that will let you know if you need dog insurance.

Pet Insurance: How To Help Your Pets Live Their Best Lives

The only bad thing we could ever say about our beloved pets is that they just don’t get to stay with us for as long as we’d wish. And while that&…

Vermont Tennis Resort Offers Dog-Friendly, Ball-Chasing Getaways

Topnotch Resorts has taken their pet-friendly ambiance to the next level by letting your dog serve as a ball boy during tennis matches.

Calendar of Catastrophes Outlines What Month to Expect Pet Illnesses

Petplan releases its Calendar of Catastrophes, which shows that the time of year makes a difference in the type of injuries and conditions pets incur.

Tips For Travelling With Your Dog Over The Christmas Holidays

‘Tis the season for travelling, as we gear up to hit the winter roads for some festive visiting. If you’re bringing your dog along with you on th…

Pups With Tents: Hot Dogs And Campfire Safety

Unless you're roasting wieners, campfires and dogs shouldn't mix! Kevin Roberts offers some fire safety tips to remember when camping with your dogs.

GoPetFriendly’s 15K Mile Quest to Find the Top Pet Attractions in US

Do you bring your dog along on vacation with you? GoPetFriendly has been around the block - and the country - to bring you #PawsomeMemories.

About 50% of Fortune 500 Companies Offer Pet Insurance to Employees

People are looking for job benefits that include pets. Pet insurance is a popular perk, as nearly half of Fortune 500 companies offer this to its employees.

Study: Top 10 Most Common Dog and Cat Illnesses

Would it shock you to learn that pet parents spend more than $15 billion a year on vet care? But most of these dollars are spent treating the minor illnesses.

Subaru Shares Safety Tips For Dogs Traveling in SUVs

A new report released by Subaru and the Center For Pet Safety has shared the safest and most dangerous places for pets in an SUV.

5 Safety Tips For Moving With Dogs

Moving is a long process, so you'll want to simplify as much as possible. We've put together a few tips to make moving with dogs safe and stress-free.

The Facts About Microchipping Your Dog

Tags might not be enough – here’s why your should be microchipping your dog. According to the ASPCA, over 8 million animals wind up in animal she…

Figo’s Pet Cloud Technology: An Innovative Way to Insure Your Pets

Is Figo the future of pet insurance? Boasting innovative and mobile features, Figo is a 2.0 pet insurance company for modern pet parents.

On The Road Again: Stop And Rest Awhile

Kevin Roberts has prepared you for your upcoming road trip by getting you ready before you leave and teaching your dog how to behave properly in the car. Now…

What To Do If Your Dog Gets Sick While Traveling

Be prepared for the unexpected when your away from home For many pet owners, their dogs are their best friends and also their preferred travel companions. No…

4 Tips About What To Do When You Find A Lost Dog

There's nothing more heartbreaking than when a family pet disappears. Here's what to do if someone's lost dog has wandered into your care.

8 Sizzling Summer Dog Travel Tips From The Experts

When it comes to Dog Travel Tips, who better to go to than the Experts? We asked Amy Burket and her dogs to give us some of their top dog travel tips.

Simple Ways To Keep Your Dog Safe When Home Alone

You want to take your dog everywhere with you, but it's just not possible. Ensure your dog's home alone time is safe with a few simple house hacks.

4 Tips to Keep Pets Safe From House Fires

Are you ready for a house fire? What happens if you're not at home and your pets are inside? Here are four tips to keep your pets safe from house fires.

Preventing Dog Bites: Tips To Teach Children

Did you know that children are the most at-risk group when it comes to dog bites? That's why it's important to teach kids how to behave around canines.

What You Need To Know About Dog Insurance Policies

Is it a gamble? We've put together some valuable information about dog insurance policies so you can be fully informed before you decide whether to buy one.

7 Pet-Friendly Hotel Etiquette Tips

It's time for a vacation! If you're renting a hotel room, you'll want to make sure that your pooch is a good guest with these pet-friendly etiquette tips.

Dog Insurance Dos and Don’ts

Are you confused about dog insurance? We've put together a handy list of dos and don'ts you need to know about before you sign on the dotted line.

Your Must-Have Purchase When You Plan to Travel With Your Pets

Want to bring your furry pal with you on a trip, but don't want to muck up your vehicle? Canvasback has your back (seat) with high-quality, custom-designed cargo liners.

10 Squeaky Clean Car Tips for Pet Road Trips

Road trips with your dog can be fun - but keeping your car clean can leave you feeling flat. Our 10 tips for keeping your pet-friendly car clean.

5 Tips for Avoiding Bears During Your Wilderness Dog Walks

If you go out to the woods with your dog today, you don't want to be in for a big surprise - like meeting up with a bear! Stay safe with these tips.

How To Protect Your Dog During Firework Celebrations

For dogs, fireworks aren't cause for celebration. When the light show starts, they take cover! Here's how to protect your dog during the Fourth of July.

How to Get the Right Dog Insurance Coverage Without Overpaying

When it comes to picking the dog insurance coverage you need, it's worth the time, effort and cost to do your homework.

What To Do When Making A Dog Insurance Claim

You may have been happily paying your dog insurance premiums for years. However, the confusion comes for many people when they need to make a claim.

Best Dog Travel Crates

Dog travel crates make sure your pet can safely accompany you on your trip- whether you're in a car, train or plane. Here are the best ones you can get!

What Your Dog Insurance Plan Covers… And What’s Left Out

While youre shopping around for a dog insurance plan, you need to know what any particular package actually covers. Plans vary from company to company.