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Customer Stories: Why Veronique Loves Pets Best

Pets Best has been protecting Veronique's dog, Baron since 2011.In honor of September being Pet Health Insurance Month, we’re featuring stories of real life Pets Best customers. Today we meet Veronique, and her German Shepard, Baron.

A few years ago, something prompted me to research pet insurance. There wasn’t anything wrong with my pet, but I thought it could be a good thing to have just in case.  I went online and was actually surprised to have found multiple providers of pet insurance, I had no idea it was so popular.  In my search, I found Pets Best and gave them a call. Once I received a quote, I was shocked at how reasonable and affordable their coverage was. The price and the friendly customer service is why I instantly enrolled my pet, and thank God I did.

It was about 6-8 months after I received health insurance for my dog Baron, when he started limping. At first, I thought it was something minor that would go away after a few days, but in fact, it got worse. When I took him to the veterinarian, they said he had torn his ACL and would require surgery.  At the time, I hadn’t had insurance long enough to cover the operation, but when Baron unfortunately tore his other ACL a year later, Pets Best came to my rescue.  He recovered exceptionally well from both operations.

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Breed Guide: Rhodesian Ridgeback

A rhodesian ridgebackDr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the Rhodesian Ridgeback

Height (to base of neck): female 24-26″, male 25-27″

Weight: female 70lbs, male 85lbs

Color: Various shades of wheaten.

Origin: South Africa

Coat: Short  and sleek coat with characteristic ridge along the back with two whorls.

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years

Energy level: Moderate

Exercise needs: High

Breed Nicknames: None

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Pet Insurance 101: What’s Covered & What’s Not Covered?

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In recognition of September being Pet Health Insurance Month, we’re featuring a Pet Insurance 101 series to help you better understand what we do at Pets Best, why we do it, and why you need it.

When it comes down to what’s included in your pet health insurance coverage from Pets Best, we want you to know exactly what’s covered and what isn’t. Pets Best offers four types of pet insurance plans ranging from those providing comprehensive coverage to those offering more targeted coverage for customers looking for budget options.  Additionally, Pets Best offers a routine care wellness plan. Since pets are notorious for getting into things they shouldn’t, we provide a wide range of coverage for even the most mischievous cats and dogs.

What’s Covered?

1. BestBenefit Accident and Illness Plan

The BestBenefit plans offer the widest amount of coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of accidents and illnesses. Some examples of the coverage include broken bones, cancer, diabetes, allergies, foreign object ingestion, full congenital and hereditary coverage including hip dysplasia and cruciate ligament injuries (ACL), MRIs, surgery, medication and physical rehabilitation.

BestBenefit is offered as a Level 1, 2 or 3 with the difference being lifetime coverage options.

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Customer Stories: Why Lore Loves Pets Best

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In honor of September being Pet Health Insurance Month, we’re featuring stories of real life Pets Best customers. Today we meet Lore, and her four pets protected by Pets Best.

When did you get your pets?

I proudly adopted my dog and three cats between 2011 and 2014 from various rescues.  My only dog is a 4 year old, Flat Coated Retriever named Mason, who I adopted at 18 months. I am also a pet parent to a 4 year old Calico named Bella, a 1 year old Sealpoint Siamese named Kirby, and a 6 month old Polydactyl named Polly.

What do you love about your pets?

I love that they are completely devoted to me. My pets are my family and my emotional support. I love the way Bella cleans Mason’s face, it’s so adorable!

What prompted you to get pet insurance?

I decided I needed pet insurance in 2003 after my dog was diagnosed with cancer and I struggled to pay her bills.

Why did you choose Pets Best for pet insurance?

I chose Pets Best in 2005 because their coverage and rates fit my needs. I also appreciated the excellent customer service I received before and after I purchased a policy with Pets Best.

What do you love about Pets Best?

As a long-time policy holder of Pets Best, I truly appreciate their rapid claims processing and reimbursement. The level of coverage and reasonable price are also key factors in keeping my pets protected with Pets Best.

 

 

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Breed Guide: American Shorthair

An American ShorthairDr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the American Shorthair

Weight:  females 8-12lb, males 11-15lb

Points of conformation: One of the larger breeds with sturdy muscling and bones. Broad face with prominent cheeks.

Coat: Dense crisp hair coat

Color: Silver tabby is the most common, but there are many accepted colors and patterns.

Grooming needs: Moderate, light brushing twice weekly is usually sufficient.

Origin: Likely descendents of the British Shorthair.

Behavior Traits: Easy-going temperament.

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