Pets Best | Pet Insurance Review


out of 5

Number of reviews 7,144

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Updated: November 13, 2023

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: Francesca

I think they are truly the best!

I have a dog who had to have several surgeries on her leg. I made many trips to the surgery center and may phone calls to Pets Best. Every time I had to call, I've always received excellent customer care. My claims have been handled fast and very professionally. And the most important thing is that the checks came in the mail quickly! I tell all my friends about this insurance and how important it is not to be without it. For a few dollars a month, you can save thousands!!!!! That is what happened to me. You can be the most careful pet owner, accidents happen and you never know when.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: WC Perrault

Quick response to claims

I've used VPI in the past and found that Pets Best is much faster in responding to claims that I fax. The cover a fairly good amount of cost, I would like it if they did cover heartworm prevention though.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Angela Othersen

Excellent Customer Service/Product

I have had nothing but excellent service from Pets Best representatives. The policy stands head and shoulders above the rest. Claims are paid promptly. Wish my health insurance could be with them. Hassle free!!

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Carolyn

Stalling paying claims

I have a puppy who chewed something and ended up being hospitalized overnight- It amounted to $600.00In their policy, ingesting foreign objects is covered under accident- Pets Best is requesting medical records which certainly is there right to do- HOwever, when I spoke with customer service as to the reason, the representative didn't know, but stated to me perhaps it was because my puppy has a behavior problem, because she chews lots of things- She is a puppy- puppies chew alot- when I confronted her, she said that she didn't know the reason, and she was giving me an example of why they are requesting records- the issues are 1) you should be able to know exactly why the company is requesting records 2)This was not a large claim- I am concerned that this is a stalling tactic- I haven't received the outcome, but the issue is that is pretty clear cut- Imagine what would happen if this was a larger bill- I read other reviews, yes, the customer service representative is polite, and they are receptive, but the company should be able to tell you exactly why they are delaying your claim and requesting records- I read another poor review that involved an accident with a puppy- perhaps puppy owners should find another company- and I'm hoping that I will be able to change my review, after they receive the records- I have called the President of the Company as of today- I am a mental health professional and have worked in the insurance business- again, my issue as of now, is that I should know exactly why my claim is being delayed- and if it truely is because puppy chewing is considered a behavior problem than most puppies in the country have a behavior problem- I feel that I am in a tough situation, I am inclined to go with another company- as I just was apalled and when the representative stated that it might be because my puppy has a behavior problem- but If I drop them, they most certainly will not pay the claim- I have called the President - he gives you his cell phone- which is nice- and hopefully he will have more information and I will get my claim paid- and hopefully sometime soon I will be able to amend this review- however, the company truely needs to tell you exactly what is going on and why medical records are being requested- not guess-

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Lynn Caprarelli

Quick Claims Processing and Great Communication

I bought a policy that included pet wellness for our two new cats. All of the claims were paid within 15 days of faxing them in. Now that the series of shots are done, I emailed and asked that our policy be reduced to just accident and illness. Communication has been easy and all promised costs have been paid. I am extremely happy with Pets Best.

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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