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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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.

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…

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…

What I Did This Summer: Canine Canoe Adventure in Nova Scotia Part 3

All good things must come to an end, including summer vacation. Kevin Roberts wraps up his canine canoe trip... until next year.

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…

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.

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?

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.

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,…

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.

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 Stop Car Sickness In Dogs And Have Fun Traveling Again!

Pet Travel Expert Amy Burkert knows a thing or two about dogs that can't stomach the open road. Here are some tips that'll help car sickness in dogs.

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.

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.

Affordable Pet Insurance Can Prevent Unnecessary Euthanasia

How planning ahead can save you heartache in the future If you are a dog owner, the chances are that your pet has become more like a member of the family and…

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…

5 Tips to Prepping Your Pet For Tornado Season

Prepare your pet for a tornado warning. With storm season approaching, keep these tips in mind to keep your pets safe when you need to take shelter.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

Emergency 911 Tips For The Prepared Pet Parent

Help! Kevin Roberts has fallen and he can’t get up! Here’s what he learned about what it means to be a prepared pet parent during a human medical…

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.

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…

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…

How To Prevent And Prepare For Fire Safety In Your Pet-Friendly Home

July 15 is National Pet Fire Safety Day - do you have a fire plan? Here's what you can do to ensure that your pet and home are safe from flames and smoke.

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!

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

On The Road Again: Basic Car Etiquette For Well Behaved Dog Trippers

What’s the longest period of time you’ve ever been in a car with a dog (or four dogs, for that matter)? For Kevin Roberts, he’s driven thro…

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?

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

5 Dog-Friendly Car Restraints Tips

Driving with a dog can be a huge distraction on road trips, not to mention dangerous to your furry passenger should you have to stop suddenly.

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!

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.

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.

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…

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,…

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…

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.