Pets Best | Pet Insurance Review


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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: Teresa G

GREAT company

I had my pomeranian insured with this company for over 2 years. I had nothing but great experiences with them. I recently lost my dog due to a dog attack. My dog was in the hospital for 3 days, Vet bills totaled over $1,500. I received a check for over $1,100 in two weeks. Great, efficient and fast service, I e-mailed the comapny on several occasions and dealt with Courtney Phillips and Travis Langford and they have responded to my e-mails in less than a day. Great company, I will use them again on any future dogs that we own. Thank you Pets Best!

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: bob

Great in handling claims

My 14 year old dog starting having food problems and after many tests at the vets., it was determinded that she had cancer. I had to have her put down. All my claims were paid within 10 days each time. I was so grateful that with all the saddnss I was going thru, claim checks were something I did not have to worry about. Thank you Pets Best!!!!

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Jana

Incredibly happy with this insurance!

I did a LOT of thorough research on pet insurance as we have a puppy English Bulldog, which are prone to so many health issues (most of which are excluded in other insurance plans like VPI - i.e. cherry eye, ACL issues, etc). Luckily we got the insurance at the perfect time -- one month after getting the policy she got pneumonia, then a slew of other skin allergy issues, none of which were previous conditions. I've regligiously submitted my bills and forms via fax, and through the process have spoken to the Pets Best customer service reps many times over the phone -- everytime they are responsive, helpful, and compassionate. The are able to answer my questions honestly, and provide me with info that I sometimes even forget to ask! I've called to ensure that a specific procedure is covered - and they always give me a straight answer. I've never been led astray by Pets Best, and they have covered every one of my vet bills just as promised -- $75 deductible on every diagnosis, and then they pay at 80% of the remainder. EVERY TIME. I highly recommend Pets Best, and have encouraged all my other bulldog owning friends to sign up ASAP. Thank you Pets Best for being so helpful! 8/21/2008

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Doris and

Good experience with first claim

My 6 month old Dobe ate a sewing needle and needed a surgical extraction and extended care. Submitted $550+ claim and got $329.00 back. Took a bit longer than I expected... but the customer service folks were friendly and showed me the new claim check feature they installed online. I'd recommend after this experience.

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POSTED: | BY: rebecca

Not Impressed

Pets Best looks like a great insurance company, but how can you have a great company if your customer care is poor? Wanting to know more about this company and it's coverage, I emailed some simple questions to customer care, but I never got a response. I was sent advertisements for enrollment (several times over), but even after I sent a new email, with the first message attached, I received nothing in response. Why would I give my money to a company who won't even pay attention to me!

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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