If you’re like many pet owners today, you’ll do whatever it takes to keep your pet happy and healthy. Our plans help make that possible by offering reimbursement levels of 70%, 80% or 90%, after a deductible. We also offer a 100% level of reimbursement.
Delores asks: What age can you have a puppy’s dew claws removed*?
A: While some pet owners will opt to have their puppy’s dewclaws removed, many others will not. This procedure, which is considered “cosmetic” by Pets Best Insurance, and is therefore not covered, is something that should be discussed with your veterinarian. Puppies can have their dewclaws removed between 3 and 5 days of age. When younger than this, the pups tend to be a bit fragile, and when older than this, the blood supply to that declaw is increased, and stopping blood flow can be more difficult.
If you missed the tiny 2 day window for appropriate dewclaw removal, some veterinarians will remove the dewclaws when the pet is older and is spayed or neutered. This is a full anesthetic procedure and the pet will likely have stitches and bandages. But dewclaws aren’t always a bad thing. In fact, some breeds, like Great Pyrenees, are bred for their multiple dewclaws! The most important thing is to keep them trimmed because they often don’t wear down normally and can curl.
1. Are Pets Best Insurance policies available in my state?
Yes, Pets Best Insurance pet insurance plans are available in all 50 states.
2. What is your company’s reputation? What do third party review sites have to say about it? What about the Better Business Bureau?
Pets Best Insurance has been selling quality pet health insurance to pet owners since 2005. We have consistently high reviews on third party review sites, like PetInsurancereview.com and we’ve earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau every year we’ve been in business.
3. Are the pet insurance policies easy to understand?
Because of the way we calculate claim reimbursements, our dog and cat insurance policies are very easy to understand. After a deductible is met, we pay a high percentage of the actual veterinarian bill up to your plan’s limit for all eligible expenses. Customers can choose a 70%, 80%, 90%, 100% reimbursement level, depending on their state. It’s that simple!
Pets Best Insurance took a dive into some of its fascinating and fun customer pet data, spun out a comical dog-centric infographic, and is excited to share the amusing creation with dog owners everywhere!
The pet insurance agency has always emphasized the importance of creating educational and entertaining content for pet owners, and will continue to provide this kind of fun content in addition to educational blogs and of course, our comprehensive pet insurance plans!
The infographic, called “Best in Show” reveals everything from the most popular insured dog breeds to some of the trendiest dog names and even the ages of some of the oldest dogs with pet insurance policies from Pets Best!
There are seven separate categories (dog-agories?) and it’s perfect for sharing on pet blogs, websites or with your dog-loving friends! It will be fun for dog owners to see if their pooches would be up for an award based on the “Best in Show” categories!
I have worked for Pets Best Insurance as a sales agent for over three years. I’m licensed and very passionate as well as knowledgeable about pet insurance, but I’m not a pet owner– yet.
Some people think it’s odd I work in the pet health insurance industry without having a pet, and I’m frequently asked, “How can you sell pet insurance if you don’t own one?” The sad answer is that to date, our housing situation has not allowed us to own a pet.
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Hi. I’m Doctor Fiona Caldwell, and I’m at home today answering questions from Pets Best Facebook page. This question comes from Denise who writes, “My 17-year old Siamese cat has degeneration of the mitral valve. Is there anything I can do to help him, and what health signs do I look for?” I’m sorry this has happened. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for older cats and dogs to develop some degeneration in that mitral valve. It is one of the hardest working valves in the heart, because it does have a really big job. After 17 years it’s not uncommon for that valve to become leaky. What you find when the valve becomes leaky and starts to degenerate is that cats and dogs will develop a heart murmur.
Pet insurance coverage offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company, a Delaware insurance company. Independence American Insurance Company is a member of The IHC Group, an organization of insurance carriers and marketing and administrative affiliates that has been providing life, health, disability, medical stop-loss and specialty insurance solutions to groups and individuals for over 30 years. For information on The IHC Group, visit: www.ihcgroup.com. Additional insurance services administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC are underwritten by Prime Insurance Company. Each insurer has sole financial responsibility for its own products.
Please note: This blog is designed to be a community where pet owners can learn and share. The views expressed in each post are the opinion of the author and not necessarily endorsed by Pets Best Insurance. Always consult your veterinarian for professional advice.