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

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.

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!

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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!

Can I Get Sued If My Dog Bites a Trespasser?

Dogs aren't just for companionship - they also guard our homes. But what happens if your dog bites a trespasser who's in your home?

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.

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…

Best Dog Bike Trailers

Dog bike trailers make sure your four-legged bestie can hit the road with you- the easy way! If your pet can't keep up, this is the solution.

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!

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.

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 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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

5 Safety Tips For Moving With Dogs

Moving is a long process, so you'll want to simplify as much as possible. We've put together a few tips to make moving with dogs safe and stress-free.

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…

3 Sobering Reasons Why Dog Insurance Is Important

In 2014, it’s estimated that we spent about $14.2 billion at the vet – so why aren’t we investing in dog insurance? You do everything you c…

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…

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.

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.

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,…

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Dog Insurance Pros and Cons

You've been antagonizing over the decision of whether or not to buy dog insurance. Let's go over a few pros and cons of dog insurance.

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 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.

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…

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…

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?

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

Five-Star Road Trip: Meet Dog Bloggers Who Travel Like Rock Stars

The life of a dog blogger is glamorous – especially if you’re Amy Burkert. Recently, she traded in her Class C motorhome she, her dogs and her hu…

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 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.

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.

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…

4 Tips About What To Do When You Find A Lost Dog

There's nothing more heartbreaking than when a family pet disappears. Here's what to do if someone's lost dog has wandered into your care.

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…

New Stats Show Kids Most At Risk For Being Bitten By Dogs

National Dog Bite Prevention Week helps shed a light on how to teach children to understand doggy body language and the danger of ignoring warning signs. W…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.