Insuring the Family Pet – Pawsitive Strides Helps You Stay Informed

Some say pet insurance isn’t necessary.  We think our clients should make an educated decision and know all the facts before turning down medical coverage for their pets. Did you know that veterinary bills are up 40% since the year 2006? The cost of veterinary care has skyrocketed.  Read on to find out why.


Advances in Veterinary Medical Practices are saving lives!

There are now more available treatments for dogs than ever before.  Some treatments that were once only used for humans are being used for dogs!  Pets now have the option of cancer treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy.  Many diagnoses that were once considered a death sentence now have options for treatment.

The sophistication of present day diagnostic tools now more closely matches what you would find in doctor’s offices for humans.  Screenings and tests much more advanced than x-rays are now being offered for our pets.  The benefit is early diagnosis  and treatment, which increases our fur pals life spans.

If you want to research and see an easy to read comparison of the 12 best pet insurance companies, keep reading!

According to, some of the best pet insurance companies offer a variety of the following options and more.

  • Wellness care
  • Cancer treatments
  • Choose your own Vet
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Hereditary Conditions
  • Holistic Treamtents
  • Hospitalization
  • Illness
  • Lab Tests
  • Medications
  • Rehabilitation

Some things worth comparing while you check out the featured pet insurance companies:

  • Types of animals insured
  • Co-pay amount
  • Maximum age for insured pet
  • Maximum lifetime benefits
  • Additional coverage

As you research these companies at pay special attention to the levels of coverage and what each level provides.  Also, take note of the pros and cons listed.   Most plans do not cover congenital or hereditary conditions and some do NOT include a wellness benefit, which includes check-ups and vaccinations.  If you have any questions, call us at Pawsitive Strides Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Services.

Do you already have pet insurance?  Comment below and let us know what company and/plan you have as well as how happy you are with your coverage benefits.