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!

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7 Spooktacular Halloween Safety Tips For Dogs

We love Halloween at PetGuide.com. But we're also aware that for some dogs, it's not fun. That's why we put together these Halloween safety tips for dogs.

Golden Oldies: Paddling With A Senior Pooch

Don't leave your dog out of your outdoor adventures. Even elderly dogs can enjoy an active lifestyle out on the water, as long as you're prepared.

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.

Disaster Strikes! Do You Have An Emergency Plan For Your Dog?

There’s something to the motto “Always be prepared” – especially when it comes to what to do with your dog during an emergency situat…

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…

3 Adventurous Travel Carriers for Hip Pets

Looking to travel with your pet but want to make a statement while doing it? Take a gander at the new pet travel products that are going places in 2017.

Best Dog Bike Trailers

Dog bike trailers make sure your four-legged bestie can hit the road with you- the easy way! If your pet can't keep up, this is the solution.

Pets’ Bad Eating Habits Cost $4.2 Million at the Vet in 2015

Dogs and cats often eat things they're not supposed to - and we pay for it. Trupanion's report explains how foreign body ingestion in pets is on the rise.

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 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.

Shocking News: How to Steer Clear of Contact Voltage on Winter Walks

Did you know that "Contact Voltage" causes serious dangers to dogs during winter walks? Here's how to stay safe and avoid this hidden threat.

Dog-Friendly Tropical Trips Await in Mexico

Don't want to travel solo on your tropical vacation? Bring your pooch - the Four Seasons offers dog-friendly, 5-star resort relaxation.

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.

All About Self-Insurance For Dogs

Are you a good candidate for self-insurance for dogs? If you think about it, insuring your dog is like betting that she will get sick or injured. That’…

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.

6 Reasons You Need To Camp in Style With Your Pooch in an RV

We had the opportunity to talk with Amy Burkert from Gopetfriendly.com, who shared with some fabulous reasons RVing with your pet is the thing to do!

A Jet Setters Guide To Dog Travel Insurance

Whether you're a jet setter or a road-trip warrior, if you're bringing Fido along for the ride, you need to look into Dog Travel Insurance.

6 Handy Tips When Renovating With Dogs In The House

Kevin Roberts just finished renovating his house, and as a dog dad, that means that extra precautions had to be taken to keep his pooches safe. Here are a fe…

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.

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.

What I Did This Summer: Canine Canoe Adventure in Nova Scotia Part 1

When you're inspired to take your dogs across the country to canoe in one of the most beautiful settings in Canada, a small idea turns into a big reality!

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…

Pros And Cons Of Individual Condition Coverage

Considering Individual Condition Coverage for your dog? Here are the positive and negative points about this type of dog insurance policy. When you’re…

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…

What to Know About Swim Safety for Dogs

Does your doggy like to paddle in the water? Don't jump into the deep end until you read up on these important swim safety tips for dogs.

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.

The Emily Post Guide To Proper Dog Park Etiquette

Even dogs need to learn manners! We serve up dog park etiquette that all refined pooches should bone up on. Emily Post is quoted as saying: “Whenever t…

Exploring Winter Wonderlands With Your Furry Friends - and on a Budget

When seeking out your ideal winter wonderland destination, there are many pet-friendly lodging options to choose from. And with a little planning, it’s easy to…

Forbes Advisor Reveals Dog and Cat Breeds With Highest Medical Costs

The Forbes Advisor team sifted through three years worth of pet insurance claims data, and actually identified which breeds of dogs and cats had the highest vet bills – and it might not be what you expect.

Up The Creek: Adventures In Canine Canoeing Part 1

While most of us just went to the beach or cottage, Kevin Roberts spent his summer vacation canoeing with his husband and three dogs in the Canadian wilderne…

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.

Best Pet Travel Accessories for Road Warriors

Whether you're driving or flying, you'll want to check out this list of the best pet travel accessories to keep your dog safe, secure and organized.

What Are the Requirements for Flying with a Dog?

While traveling with your pet can be challenging, it doesn’t have to be. Even though some airlines can be a bit finicky about their rules and regulations, you can fly with your pet in tow safely and comfortably, as long as you know their requirements and follow them to the letter.

Proper Dog Etiquette When Renting a Cottage

If you're making plans to rent a cottage, or you're a guest at a friend's chalet, you need to know the rules before bringing your dog along with you.

5 Tips on Avoiding Coyotes When Walking Your Dog

You know what ruins a perfectly good walk with your dogs? Coyotes! Avoid unpleasant encounters with these five tips from Kevin Roberts.

5 Time Saving Tips For Choosing A Pet Insurance Policy

One of the reasons why pet parents forgo dog insurance is the work that goes into comparing policies. But what if there was a way to simplify the process?

10 Pokémon Go Tips for Your PokéDog Walk

Are you trying to catch ‘em all and walk your dog? It can be done safely! Catch these 10 Pokémon Go tips while out walking your dog.

Best Dog Car Barriers

Dog car barriers keep curious pets safely away from the front of the car and eliminate cute but dangerous distractions while you drive.

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.

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.

Facts And Myths About Dog Insurance Policies

What’s true and what’s false? Let’s clear up some common dog insurance policy questions. Everyone seems to have something to say on the top…

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.

Safely Decking The Halls For Your Dog This Holiday Season

Make this a happier holiday season with tips that will keep your pets safe The holidays are a happy, joyful time. There’s so much going on and so much…

How To Keep Pets Safe From Coyotes

With housing developments expanding into wooded areas, it's not uncommon to hear of coyote attacks on pets. Here's how to protect your furry loved ones.

6 Salty Safety Tips For Your Dog On A Boat

Before you set sail, let's go over some safety tips that will come in handy this summer. You want this trip for your dog on a boat to go ship-shape!

Pet Travel And Housesitting: The Joys Of Travelling Full-Time With My

For many, travel is a way of life. Take Lauren Bassart. She packed up her hubby and dog and took to the road to travel the world. Recently, Lauren began hous…

Petting Pet-iquette: Proper Etiquette For Petting Someone Else’s Dog

You're the type of person who can't walk past a dog without petting it. Before you offer a scratch, remember the etiquette for meeting a stranger's dog.

Product Review: The Monster Factory’s VW Campervan Pet Carrier

We flashback to the ‘60s with The Monster Factory's VW Campervan Pet Carrier. If the van is a ‘rockin... it's because my two dogs fit inside of it.

Why Do Dogs Whine and Cry in the Car?

Does your dog hate road trips? Let's find out what makes your dog whine and cry once he's in the car.

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.

How To Take Bear Care When Hiking With Your Dog

Many dog owners look forward to hiking in the woods with their pooches. But it's prime bear season, and Kevin Roberts has tips on how to keep your distance.

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.

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…

Smart Pet Travel Over the Holidays With PetSmart

Don't make holiday travel with your pet stressful. PetSmart has everything you need for a road trip with your pet or if you need a sitter while you're away.

How Does a Dog Microchip Protect Your Pooch?

1 in 3 pets will get lost at some point in their lives. For identification that will stick with your pooch , you should think about a dog microchip.

Best Dog Car Harnesses for a Safe Drive

Dog car harnesses ensure your pet's safety and comfort during the drive. Here is our pick of harnesses that offer optimal balance between the two!

Can Dogs Fly On Delta Airlines?

Read on to learn can dogs fly on Delta Airlines and what you need to know before you embark on a trip with your pet.

What is Lifetime Cover Dog Insurance?

Do you want to make sure your dog is completely covered? Look into Lifetime Cover Dog Insurance If dog insurance policies are all Greek to you, you might be…

What Are Your Legal Options If Your Dog Bites Someone?

It's a horrible situation - your dog bit someone. Do you have any legal options? Read this article to learn more.

4 Springtime Fresh Safety Tips For Dogs

Helpful spring safety tips for dogs and pet parents What is that we finally see? Could it be? Yes, it is! A patch of grass! The snow is melting, the sun is s…