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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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.

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…

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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!

7 Festive Tips To Ensure A Pet-Friendly Holiday Season

This Thanksgiving, your pets will no doubt be included in the festivities. Here's what you need to know to make sure your dogs and cats don't overindulge.

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…

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…

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.

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 Do Dog Insurance Companies Check for Pre-existing Conditions?

Can you insure your dog for an illness or health issue that they had before the policy came into effect? Here’s what to know about pre-existing conditions and dog insurance, from what is considered as such to how dog insurance companies check for pre-ex

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 Bites Take A Big Bite Out of Homeowners Insurance Liability Claim

Did a dog bite take a chunk of your change last year? It turns out that dog bites accounted for one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claim costs.

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.

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…

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?

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…

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 Are the Dangers of Foxtails to Dogs?

This grass is picturesque, but running through a field of it could pose serious problems for your pooch. Here's why foxtails can be a pain to your dog.

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.

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.

Up The Creek: Adventures In Canine Canoeing Part 2

In Part 2 of his canine canoeing expedition, Kevin Roberts and his crew run into some problems finding the right campsite and take part in a stare-off contes…

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.

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.

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.

Stricter Rules For Flying With Pets on the Horizon

The US Department of Transportation met to discuss guidelines for service animals with regards to air travel and there may be implications for your pet.

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…

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 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.

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’…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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!

10 Essential Tips For Camping With Your Dog

Camping is a budget-friendly activity that lets you get back to nature. And you know who really loves nature? Your dog! Camping aficionado Vanessa Chiasson,…

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.

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…

Pooch PFDs: Why Your Dog Needs a Life Jacket

Dogs are known to be avid swimmers, but it's important to outfit your pup with a pooch PFD. Plus, we give your our picks for the best dog life jackets.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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?

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…

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…

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…

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.