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

Check out the latest news about dog safety and insurance

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…

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.

Outdoor And Indoor Plants: Poisonous Plants For Dogs

How does your garden grow? Does it contain poisonous plants for dogs? Some of the most commonly kept houseplants are incredibly toxic to dogs.

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

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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.

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.

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…

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.

Reducing Dog Insurance Rates With Multi-Pet Insurance

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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 Is Dog Bite Liability Insurance?

If your dog bites someone, it can bite into your finances - is Dog Bite Liability Insurance necessary for you? Find out to protect yourself and your dog.

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.

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

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.

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…

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.

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.

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,…

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.

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.

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.

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…

On the Road Again: Hitting the Road With Your Dog

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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!

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Tried & Tested: Real Quotes From 7 Trustworthy Pet Insurance Comp

Worried about the integrity of a pet insurance provider? We picked seven reputable pet insurance companies and applied for quotes - here's what happened.

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.

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…

Up The Creek: Adventures In Canine Canoeing Part 4

All good things must come to an end – and that’s the case of Kevin Roberts and his canoe crew. It’s the last day of their trip, but Kevin s…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

What is Canine Liability?

In the past injuries or damage caused by you dog were generally paid by your homeowners or renters’ policy.

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.

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.

Pet Insurance: Why I Think It’s Worth It, No Matter The Cost

Pet insurance costs may be rising, but people are still buying! As I settled in to write this article, my dog Maria, settled in with me. She reached her head…

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.

Paw Myths: Safety Tips For Dog Paws

Hand’s on tips for keeping dog paws safe and healthy As humans, our hands are some of the most important tools we own – we use them to eat, to pe…

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.

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!

The Facts About Microchipping Your Dog

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6 Handy Tips When Renovating With Dogs In The House

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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.

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.

Affordable Pet Insurance Can Prevent Unnecessary Euthanasia

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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.

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…

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.

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…