Pet Accidents Increase in Summer

Posted on June 20, 2017 under Dog Articles

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The percent of accident claims Pets Best pet health insurance receives rises during the warm weather summer months. We’re more active with our pets during the summer so the likelihood of an accident or injury naturally increases. From camping and hiking, water sports, road trips, and barbecues at friends houses, our pets are there for it all.

Below is the percent of accident claims from April through September:

  • April 7.7%
  • May 8.7%
  • June 9.4%
  • July 9.3%
  • August 8.8%
  • September 8.6%

Having pet insurance can help take the sting out of those expensive veterinary bills so that your summertime fun isn’t squashed financially. One accident alone could cost you upwards of $700 at the veterinarian. The average accident claim during these months ranged from $562-$705.

Pets Best paid over $3.3 million in pet insurance claims just for accidents April-September (2012-2015).

Pets Best offers a Flat Rate Accident Plan that is only $6/month for cats and $9/month for dogs. If you’d like illness coverage as well, there is the more comprehensive BestBenefit Accident and Illness Plan. Learn more at