Pets Best | Pet Insurance Review


out of 5

Number of reviews 10,451

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Founded by veterinarian Dr. Jack Stephens, Pets Best insures cats and dogs in every state and has paid nearly $150 million in claims since 2005. is recommended by veterinarians across the U.S. Learn more about Pets Best plan options, read thousands of customer reviews and get a quote so you can make an informed choice about your pet insurance provider.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Jonathan Pattishall

4 years in, nothing but good experiences

I've had insurance for my dog through Pets Best for about 4 years now, and I have only good things to say. About 1.5 years after taking out a policy on my dog, she started developing mast cell tumors. She had to have two tumors surgically removed and an additional invasive stomach surgery to check on a severe digestive issue, all within about 5 months of each other. The vet bills were hefty, but Pets Best covered their share of 90% of the bills with no fuss. My dog continues to receive quarterly check-ins with a vet oncologist, and Pets Best rightly counts those expenses towards my deductible, also with no fuss. Gives me peace of mind. Unless something dramatic changes, I'll be keeping Pets Best insurance for my dog, and using them for future pet insurance policies.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: John Greiffendorf

Stay away, run

Very first claim, was sent an email after an extended period of time, stating that my veterinarian had not provided the past one years worth of records. Before I could respond, within two or three days, I received an email with a denial on my claim Tried contacting customer service, and actually speaking with a human. Was then told that I needed to go secure all of my prior records for my pet from other veterinarians and scan and/or email to PetsBest. Seems like all the work is on the customer, the insurance company, simply taking your premiums and making random denials. I’ll jump through hoops this time, but if I get denial on something clearly covered. I’ll drop this insurance company like a bad habit. .

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Taylor Berry

LONG Approval Time

Overall I am satisfied with my claims being approved, I’ve submitted two claims and had no issues. However, both times it has taken over a month for the claims to be reviewed. It’s so disappointing, there’s no reason for it to take this long. So many reviews say the same thing. Hire more people!!! I’ve seen/heard that other pet insurance companies take around a week. Waiting over a month is insane in my opinion. I am contemplating switching.

out of 5

VETERINARIAN: Cheyenne Tonopah Animal Hospital

POSTED: | BY: Peggy Elias

Affordable Policy Designed to Fit My Needs

Pets Best Pet Insurance had many different options to fit my needs. I selected a 90/10 illness/accident policy since we do not have fleas and heartworm in my area, and I only needed protection for emergent illness/accident. The reasonableness of their monthly premiums allowed me to get higher coverage percentage at a lower rate than other companies' premiums. My pet then became ill and had to see a specialist. Pets Best has honored my policy and paid claims submitted in a quick and timely manner, alleviating some of the stress and burden associated with my pet's illness. Hats off to Pets Best for providing a quality product at a reasonable price. Me and my dog Oscar appreciate your company. Be sure to check out this company when shopping for pet insurance.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Mary Vida

Thank You!

My cat, Scout, after losing weight for a year, was diagnosed with Clostridium Perfringens. Having PetsBest insurance allowed us to get her the treatment and medications she needed to get well. Your staff, both on the phone and by email, was considerate, informed and helpful. I have since recommended PetsBest to my neighbors and friends, several of whom have bought policies for their pets. Thank you for your excellent service and quick response to my needs. It’s frightening when our little ones get sick so, having your insurance, gives us real peace of mind.

Monthly Cost

$6 and up, depending on your chosen plan.


Accident and Illness plans with optional reimbursement levels of 70%, 80%, or 90% after the deductible. Flat Rate Accident coverage for $9/month for dogs and $6/month for cats. (Available in most states). Two optional Wellness plans to cover routine care. 24/7 Pet Helpline, powered by whiskerDocs is included on all policies. The pay-out amount is based on your actual vet bill.

Payout Limits

$5000 -Unlimited annual limit, depending on your chosen plan. Unlimited lifetime limits.


$50 – $1,000 annually.

Age Limits

Pet must be at least 7 weeks old to enroll. Pets Best does not restrict coverage or availability for older pets.

Waiting Period

Waiting periods are based on the effective date, usually the day after enrolling: 14 days for illness claims 3 days for accident claims 0 days for routine care


Pre-existing conditions are not covered. Elective and preventive procedures are not covered.
Pets Best was founded by veterinarian Dr. Jack Stephens, whose passion for saving pets led him on a mission to provide access to comprehensive, yet affordable, animal healthcare. Pets Best offers pet insurance for dogs and cats in every state and has paid nearly $150 million in claims since 2005. Pets Best is rated 9.6 out of 10 (TrustPilot) and is recommended by veterinarians across the U.S. Built upon a legacy of innovation, it focuses on putting customers first by offering unlimited accident and illness plans, wellness plans, a mobile app, a 24/7 Pet Helpline (powered by whiskerDocs), and more.

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