Health Insurance for Dogs in 2018


Knowing exactly what you need in an insurance plan for your dog can reduce insurance-claim letdown.

As we gathered information for this update, we immediately noticed an improvement in what the various insurance companies cover and don’t cover. We also noticed that there are many more companies offering pet insurance than there were three years ago; perhaps the competitive rates are due to the greater number of insurance-company choices.

We’ve listed the major players in pet health insurance, and the details of each plan, at the bottom of this article. But first, here are 15 things to pay attention to when deciding which of these plans might be best for you and your dogs.

If your dog becomes seriously ill or has an accident requiring surgery or other advanced treatment, having even lousy pet health insurance is better than having none at all. And having a good plan and knowing you can afford the co-payments can give you peace of mind at an otherwise terrible time.

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Meet our adoptable dog of the week, Victoria!

My Story

Everyone meet Victoria!!!  Victoria is a female Boxer/French Bulldog who is 35 lbs of a delightful pocket bully (truly she is maybe 15 inches tall).  She is about 2 years old and is a bouncy fun gal who likes all people and dogs too. She was found as stray in Victoria, California (all attempts to locate the owners were unsuccessful). When found she was covered in hundreds of ticks and ever so skinny. Not sure if they come any cuter than Tori. She is good on a leash, is pottie trained, however, she will need a strong handler to keep her in line. Tori has been spayed, is up to date on her vaccinations, been treated for parasites and is also microchipped.. If interested in meeting or possibly adopting Tori, please go to and fill out an adoption application.

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Meet our adoptable pup of the week, MINNIE!

Facts About Me

Breed-Maltese Mix
Color- Black – with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
Size-Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Pet ID# ps_15067937

My Info

Shots Up to Date
Has Special Needs
Good with Cats
Good with Dogs

My Story

Everyone welcome Minnie!! Minnie is a super sweet 10 year old female Maltese mix that was rescued out of  Inland Valley Animal Shelter with a host of problems.  She had a potato sized mammary tumor which was removed (including the entire string) as well as really bad dental disease (she had a dental) and spay.  Once healed, we will had her taken back to our vet for x-rays (as she has a slight limp we are concerned about) and it was determined that she has a congenital defect that cannot be fixed.  No matter, as Minnie gets about just fine.  Minnie is what we would consider a perfect purse dog.  She loves to be carried and loved, and at only 5 pounds, she makes it easy.  She is all people and dog friendly and just a loving little gal.  She would love a home that will dote on her for the rest of her days as this is what she deserves.  Her first 10 years of her life, didn’t appear to be the best.   Minnie has been spayed, had surgery to remove mammary tumors as well as an extreme dental, is up to date on vaccinations and is also microchipped.  She will likely be on heart meds forever as she has a murmur but it doesn’t slow her down and she is a good girl about taking her meds.  If interested in meeting or adopting this sweet senior girl, please go to and fill out an adoption application.