Pet Insurance

You’ve got the comfy bed, the yummy treats and about a million toys. But what about health insurance for your pet? It may well be the single most important thing you get for Rover or Mittens. A medical emergency is a terrible time to have to think about whether you can afford the care your pet needs. And insurance can cover you for illnesses and routine care, too. But there are caveats. We’ve got all the information you need to figure out if pet insurance is right for you and your pet, including advice from vets who’ve seen it all.


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Accident and illness

Unlike a comprehensive pet insurance policy, which can be expensive, an accident and illness policy covers you when the unexpected happens, and it costs less. But diagnostic procedures and long-term medications are not covered.

Learn More: What Does Pet Insurance Cover—And Not Cover?

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Amanda Push

Amanda Push

Amanda Push is a professional with over 8 years of experience. She has worked as a journalist focusing on business and now writes about personal finance.

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Catherine Hiles

Catherine Hiles

Catherine is a writer and editor who has been published in The Penny Hoarder, The Insurance Bulletin, The News Wheel, WDW Magazine, and Dayton Mom Collective. When not writing and editing, you can find her training for a race, chasing my two young children around, walking her dog, or with

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Dr. Amanda Hensley DVM, MPH

Dr. Amanda Hensley

Dr. Hensley is a former veterinarian in Colorado who specialized in animal rehabilitation and pain management.

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Dr. Jamie Whittenburg DVM

Dr. Jamie Whittenburg

Dr. Jamie Whittenburg is a veterinarian with over 15 years experience. She works with cats, dogs, and small exotic pets.

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Elizabeth Jackson

Elizabeth Jackson is a journalist and writer. She covers health, politics, culture, and the arts for a variety of digital and print publications including New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W, and TIME.

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