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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Check out the latest news about dog safety and insurance

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…

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…

Up The Creek: Adventures In Canine Canoeing Part 3

Thunder storms, and wolf poop, and bears, oh my! Kevin Roberts and crew encounter rain, dangerous animals and… poop. It’s all in the name of fun…

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.

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?

Provenance Hotels Debuts Line of Very Important Pet Amenities

Taking the idea of VIP (Very Important Pets) extremely seriously, Provenance Hotels and its eight urban lifestyle hotels infuse posh into pet travel.

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.

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…

Salty Dog Coast: Dog-Friendly Adventures in Florida

Bring your appetite for oysters and bring Fido for seaside fun to Franklin County, Florida Summer is all about getting out there and exploring new destinatio…

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&…

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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…

5 Essential Dog-Friendly Thanksgiving Travel Tips

We've got the recipe for safe and stress-free travel with your dog this Thanksgiving. You need to plan in advance - you'll be thankful that you did!

5 Cool Ways To Keep Your Pet Safe This Summer

From grape poisoning to insect bites, here are some need-to-know tips to keep your four-legged best friend's tail wagging this summer.

Spots Light LED Dog Collar and Leash Light Up The Night

Jogging at night with your dog can be hazardous if you don't have the right gear. Light up the dark with the Spots Light LED Dog Collar and Leash.

Dog Insurance Rates: What You Need To Know Before You Buy

From vet visits to unexpected illness and accidents, many pet parent turn to dog insurance for peace of mind From the moment you bring your dog home, he beco…

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!

The Road Warrior’s Guide to Pet Friendly Hotels

This guide will not only help you help find pet friendly hotels, but also show you how to help make sure your pet's stay is as comfortable as possible.

5 Pet-Friendly Destinations For End-Of-Summer Getaways

Check out--and then check in--to some of these pet-friendly places that are still taking reservations for your end-of-summer hurrah!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pack a Pooch in the Awesome Dogpack

Take the path less traveled, with your dog comfortably strapped to your back. Back the Dogpack Kickstarter campaign to be the first to own one!

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…

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

5 Spooky Smart Safety Tips For Your Halloween Hound

Keep your dog safe, happy and calm during the spooky festivities this Halloween Halloween will soon be here, and while we know that it’s all in good fu…

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.

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.

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…

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!

How You Can Protect Pets From Emergencies At Home

How can we make sure our pets are protected if there is an emergency in our home? Read on to find out how to protect pets from emergencies at home. I love my…

Tips for Camping Solo With Your Dog

You're planning on escaping the city - it'll be you, your dog and the great outdoors. Before you pitch a tent, make sure you check out our tips for camping solo with your dog.

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…

Essential Gear for the Dog-Friendly Road Trip

Pet Parents won't leave their furbabies behind when embarking on a road trip. Make the trip as comfortable and safe as possible with this essential gear.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

One-of-A-Kind Dog Bark Park is a Bark & Breakfast!

Looking to get away? Forget B&Bs - the new weekend getaway is the D&B! The Dog Bark Park Inn is the Bed & Breakfast hot spot for hip pooches.

Close Encounters of the Bear Kind: Bringing Bear Bells on Dog Hikes

It's bear season, which may put a damper on your fall dog hikes. Should you put bear bells on your dog's collar, or are you ringing up the wrong tree?

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.

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…

How Valentine’s Day Can Ruin Your Pet’s Perfect Date

Trupanion warns pet parents about the danger of their furbabies eating Valentine's gifts: mischievous pooches can snack on chocolate, lingerie, and jewelry.

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…