Help me get great health care for my great dog!
May 8, 2007 8:11 AM Subscribe
PetInsuranceFilter: I have a new dog. Yay! She's the best. I want to get her health insurance.
posted by walla to Pets & Animals (7 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I know this question has been asked before, but it was a couple years ago and options have changed since then - there are new companies and practices, etc. I think I've narrowed it down to a couple plans, but I'm interested in any experiences AskMe members might have had. She is a total mutt, so breed exclusions are probably not a problem. She is a shelter dog, about 4 yrs old, but has been checked and appears to have no preexisting conditions.
Plans I've looked at include Pets Best, ASPCA (the current front-runners), Embrace, and others. I've discounted VPI - I know it's the oldest and "most reputable" but I've heard too many complaints. Also, I know some people think saving the premiums is better than getting insurance - this works fine if you have a healthy dog, but I want to insure against expensive accidents and/or chronic but treatable conditions. Thanks, Mefites!