MetLife | Pet Insurance Review


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Updated: May 29, 2024

As one of Fortune magazine’s 2022 “World’s most admired companies,” MetLife is proud to have helped people protect what matters to them for 100+ years. MetLife Pet Insurance continues that tradition with a dedicated team of pet advocates who have been passionately serving pet parents for over 15 years. MetLife Pet Insurance offers pet parents an exceptional product from a best-in-class insurer at an affordable price — focused on flexible product offerings, competitive rates, and innovative policy benefits.

out of 5


POSTED: | BY: Roo Grubis

Excellent and efficient two years in.

I had PetPlan/Fetch for 17 years or so and after they imploded switched to MetLife. I have had three young dogs covered by MetLife (including wellness), two of them since eight weeks and another I switched at around age five. MetLife has been very prompt at reimbursing and very good about reimbursing everything covered by the plan (read your policy!!!). The wellness plan has been a surprisingly great deal for us and seems to be the best of its kind in the industry. My five-year-old became very ill with lymphoma after a few months on the plan and they were still fantastic about covering the costs of her treatment and testing. They also covered an emergency visit ($1500) for extreme diarrhea and vomiting of one of my pups. Submitting claims is extremely easy. Reimbursement for straightforward, routine things like vaccines comes in about two business days, more elaborate issues can take up to two weeks in my experience. Submitting your vet's treatment notes yourself will speed the process along, but they will contact the vet and get the information if you do not. Policyholders have the ability to consult with a vet 24/7 through the app which can be super helpful if you need guidance on small things or to determine if you need to head to an emergency vet. We had only one issue with them and that was after my five-year-old died. I had had her and my pup on a "family plan" and when she died, I was not informed that the plan would be rewritten to a single plan, and thus I had to fulfill my deductible again. But overall, we have been extremely happy with MetLife, and highly recommend them if you have the ability to front payment for treatment until you are reimbursed..

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Sonja Williams

Wonderful company

We have had MetLife Pet insurance for 2 years now they have been extremely helpful and informative whenever I have any questions. Every person that assists me are extremely helpful and makes sure that I get my concerns addressed and completed. I plan to stay with them as long as we have our dog.

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POSTED: | BY: Barbara Margulis

Excellent service

All around excellence from customer service to bill processing and timeline. Thank you!

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POSTED: | BY: customer

NOT RECOMMENDED by this veterinarian!

I am a veterinarian with coverage for 3 dogs and 3 cats through this business. I used to recommend them to everyone when they were PetFirst. After they were bought out by MetLife, things got much worse. They denied coverage for medications for my dog with congestive heart failure-- because my boss has been refilling them! Apparenly, their definition of "business partner" now includes anyone in your own practice. I am now having to go to a different practice, pay full price up front for visits, medications, etc, and then send them in. If nothing else, I was saving them quite a bit with my employee discount! Remember, if they'll do this to me, a veterinarian with a decade long set of policies who has recommended them hundreds of times to clients, what will they do to you?? Please use Trupanion instead.

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POSTED: | BY: Do not use Metlife

Pathetic customer service and scam of a…

Pathetic customer service and scam of a company. Do not purchase or you will regret!

Monthly Cost

The cost of pet insurance depends on a variety of factors, including the species, breed, sex, and age of your pet. Where you live also helps determine what you pay. The type of coverage you need will affect costs, too.


Reimbursement for up to 90% of vet costs.

Payout Limits


Customizable deductibles from $50-$500

Age Limits

No upper age limits. Pets must be at least 8 weeks old to enroll.

Waiting Period

Accident – policy effective date (1 day waiting period); Illness – 14 days


Protect your pet’s health and your wallet with MetLife Pet Insurance. With a hassle-free claims process, convenient mobile app, and reimbursement in less than two weeks, it’s easy to take the best care of your pet. Get a quote in two minutes or less!

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