At the time of this post, we identified 12 pet insurance companies that insure dogs and cats in North America. All of the pet insurance providers listed below offer comprehensive and major medical coverage and some also include wellness plans for cats and dogs. Some pet insurance companies offer plans for fish, birds, and horses also.
Pet Insurance in North America
Pet Insurance was founded in the U.S. by Dr. Jack Stephens and in 1982 the first pet insurance plan was issued in North America to Lassie. Between 1997 and 2021 over 11 new pet insurance companies started in the U.S. To date, less than 2% of U.S. dogs and cats are insured. Outside of the U.S. pet insurance is much more popular Sweden tops the list with over 30% of their pets having pet insurance. The U.K. has the second highest at 25% of their pets having pet insurance.
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The Value of Pet Insurance
It is our opinion (and this is an opinion shared by many professionals and pet owners), pet insurance saves lives. It is fact that cannot be disputed.
We all know that one of the biggest costs of pet ownership is the vet bills. Each day pet healthcare becomes more sophisticated and more expensive. Pet Insurance can ensure that you can always provide the best care for your dog or cat and help put an end the practice of economic euthanasia.