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!

Top Insurance Articles

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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.

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…

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…

7 Ways To Keep Your Pet Safe All Year Round

April marks the beginning of Pet First Aid Awareness Month. To keep your pooch out of harm's way, dog safety expert Melanie Monteiro offers up these tips.

PetGuide’s Best New Dog Travel Product of 2018: K9 Sport Sack

K9 Sport Sack ensures you get to make most out of your time with your precious pet, without compromising on comfort or style.

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.

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.

7 Tips For Staying In Hotels With Your Dog

Hotels are catering to pet parents, which allows you to bring your pet with you on vacation. Follow these tips when sharing hotel accommodations with your dog.

Reports Reveal Majority of US Pet Owners Couldn’t Afford an Emergenc

This year's research reveals that 27% percent of adults couldn't afford to spend $400 on an emergency without having to borrow or sell something.

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.

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.

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.

Safety Tips: Flying With A Dog

Nothing is more satisfying than leaving your house and going on vacation - along with your dog. Here's what you need to know before flying with a dog.

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.

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’…

Cool Tips to Beat the Heat on Summer Hikes With Your Dog

Summer is fleeting, which is why you want to make the most of it with your dog. If you're hiking, keep these tips in mind to keep your dog safe.

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.

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.

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.

Proper Canine Camping Etiquette For Well-Mannered Mutts

Pitching a pup tent with your pooch this summer? Here are some tips on how to ensure you and your pet will be welcomed back to your favorite campground.

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.

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!

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.

On the Road Again: Hitting the Road With Your Dog

Nomads who are thinking of adding a dog to their #VanLife or homebodies itching to hit the open road with your best friend, here are some great tips to make…

Oscar’s Grand Adventure to Fredericton, New Brunswick

Oscar is out and about to discover the pet-friendly vacation spots in Canada. First up: Fredericton, New Brunswick. Here are all the wonderful sites Oscar enjoyed.

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!

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 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.

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&…

Phone Numbers Every Pet Parent Should Have On Hand

Who are you going to call when there’s a dog emergency? Other than your vet and local 24-hour animal hospital, here are essential numbers to have besid…

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!

5 Reasons to Consider Canoeing With Your Canine

An exceptional physical workout for you and a mental workout for your dog, taking your dog out on a canoe ride is beneficial for plenty of reasons.

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.

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.

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…

U.S. Senators Introduce Legislation To Protect Pets In Air

Policy changes regarding the transportation of pets have been proposed by two U.S. Senators after the tragic death of a puppy on United Airlines.

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…

Pros And Cons Of Retractable Dog Leashes

Are you for or against retractable dog leashes? I'm not a huge fan, but I know pet parents who won't leave home without them. Here are some pro and cons.

Travel Sickness in Dogs – What It Is and How to Treat It

If your dog has travel sickness, don't despair. A few simple steps or modification to your existing routine can help keep nausea at bay.

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.

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.

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.

Gambling With Pet Insurance: The Sick Hits The Fan

Pet insurance may seem complicated, until two of your dogs need expensive medical treatment. Maggie Marton shares her gamble with pet insurance.

What Types Of Dog Insurance Policies Can You Choose From?

When it comes to dog insurance policies, you’ve got a variety of coverages to choose from Navigating your way through the maze that is dog insurance ca…

Call Of The Wild: What Animals To Watch Out For While Hiking With Your

Bears, and coyotes, and porcupines – oh my! Outback expert Kevin Roberts reminds you to keep your eye out for certain wild animals if you’re out…

6 New Year's Eve Safety Tips for Dogs

New Year’s Eve is an exciting time as we welcome a year full of new opportunities. It’s often a time that we associate with celebrations and excitement with friends and family. But, for our dogs, the festivities surrounding New Year’s Eve can be a time of extreme stress and anxiety.

Best Dog Travel Bags

Dog travel bags make pet travel more convenient and practical without compromising on style. Take a look at the best dog travel bags on the market!

Top 7 Luxe Pet Friendly Hotels Where Posh Pooches Can Get Away From It

It’s a dog’s life! To get away from the stress of the dog park, canines can check in for an ultimate hotel experience You want to get away fro…

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.

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.

Not-So-Jolly Holiday Dangers for Dogs

Ho, ho... oh no! We love the festive holiday season so much that we often forget about the hidden dangers that the season bring for dogs.

Doggy Paddling: How to Kayak With Your Dog

Kayaking is gaining popularity with dog owners. For the solitary day-tripper, a kayak is a great excuse to get out on the water with your dog.

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!

Dog Travel Essentials: What to Pack for Your Dog

Make a list and check it twice – here’s what you’ll need to pack when you bring your dog along with you on your vacation!There is nothing more exciting than…

Toronto’s First Upscale Dog Resort Opens To Wagging Reviews

Park9 is where you’ll find all the hip Canadian dogs enjoying the finer things in life – like a pool, 5-star sleeping accommodations and luxe spa…

Protect Your Pets During Natural Disasters With Help2Pet

How are you going to take care of your pet during a natural disaster? Pre-planning is key, and Help2Pet.com can help when everything goes wrong.

What To Watch Out For With Dog Insurance

A safe bet or risky gamble? Here’s what to consider before making a decision about dog insurance. While it would be nice to imagine that dog insurance…

6 Easy Ways To Pet Proof Your Car

Our pets can definitely leave their mark on a car's interior. So we've compiled a list of items to help you pet proof your car.

5 Things Know-It-Alls Said Would Kill My Dogs (But Proved To Be Wrong)

Everybody knows what's best for your dogs. More than most, Kevin Roberts gets an earful of unsolicited opinions about how he raises his dogs.

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.