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.

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POSTED: | BY: Dr. Robin

Most Excellent & very best choice for pets!

I have been a veterinarian for 21 years. Every veterinarian at some point encounters "economic euthanasia". I believe that pet insurance is the single biggest protective device AGAINST "economic euthanasia". I had much experience with the first pet insurance company when it was still in the business of protecting pets and pet owners from "economic euthanasia". Then the company decided that the "bottom line" was more important than the "tie that binds" - - in this case the precious family-pet relationship. Suddenly the company relied on "benefit schedules" that bore absolutely no resemblance to the actual costs for various procedures. Instead, our clients were witness to a company that spent lots of time and energy denying any sort of benefit to pets and the people who love them. Then Dr. Jack Stephens introduced Pets Best Insurance - - as he describes it, "Simply the best for pets". The claims process is exceptionally easy - - we help the client complete the claim form, we fill out the medically relevant information, attach an invoice, and then we actually fax it to Pets Best to ensure the timely filing of claims. The rest is history-making, because once the deductible is paid, Pets Best takes care of 80% of the remainder. In claim after claim that we have seen after settlement, there it is in black and white - - 80/20... No other pet insurance - - other than Pets Best - - makes sense!

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POSTED: | BY: Brett Bowman

Well worth the price of admission!!!

This product has literally saved myself and many I know who are insured by Pets Best 10's of thousands of dollars in costs which in many persons financial situations would be prohibitive to them affording to save and maintain in good health their loved one and pet companion.

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POSTED: | BY: Richard

Pets Best is Best

Having been a frustrated VPI customer for several years, it was a pleasant surprise to find Pets Best and to have claims paid quickly and fairly. With VPI, I got pennies on the dollar. With Pets Best I am seeing most of my bills covered.

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Simple, Fast, and Easy to understand

I have a large unusual breed dog that has had three surgeries and Pets Best has come through each time and paid exactly what they said they would, and did it on time. Without Pets Best, it would have been a hard effort to pay the thousands of dollars it would have cost me. Their staff was very helpful in answering my questions and unlike other policies, Pets Best policy is very simple to understand and use.THANK YOU PETS BEST for being there for me and my best friend.

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POSTED: | BY: Susan D.

Really Happy So Far

My husband and I have been with Pets Best for about a year and have nothing but good to say about them. We feel comfortable and confident in our purchase and have recommended them to friends and family. Understanding that it works on a reimbursement process -- much like a flex plan -- has been helpful and also learning that it's not doggy dental insurance. Even with that, I would recommend Pets Best without hesitation.

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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