Pet Library & Links
We know that there are lots of websites available with pet information, but sometimes these sites are not as reliable as they seem. Our staff has put together a list of links with dependable information that you may find helpful. You may also contact us directly with any questions about your pet or a potential new pet.
This website provides lots of information about a vast range of pet health topics including medical conditions, pet care, medications, behavior, nutrition, and first aid. It is managed by the same group that maintains one of the largest online information networks for veterinarians, and most of the authors are very well known and accomplished pet experts. The medical articles are written by veterinarians and are reviewed regularly to ensure up to date information.
This site is a great resource for all pet owners. The ASPCA Poison Control site has a wealth of information about potential toxins to your pets including plants, foods, and chemicals. They also operate a 24 hour poison control hotline for pets that is staffed by board certified veterinary toxicologists. All of the contact information for the hotline is found on their website.
Although this website is more directed to veterinarians, they do offer some resources for pet owners under the "Public" tab at the top of the page. They are also in the process of launching a new website for pet owners that contains lots of helpful pet information developed by local Texas veterinarians.
This is a very useful website for pet owners and veterinarians. They offer numerous resources under both the knowledge base tab and the practice management tab. They also have information on current issues in the animal health community and many valuable links.
This site offers completely free support to those who are going through the loss of a beloved pet. It offers information, counseling, and group support options moderated by professionally trained volunteer bereavement counselors. The group was founded by a Psychologist who, while grieving the loss of his own pet, wrote a book titled "The Loss of a Pet". This website also offers some valuable information about children who are experiencing the loss of a beloved family member.
Links for Pet Insurance
Healthy Paws offers comprehensive illness and accident pet health insurance coverage with unlimited lifetime benefits including emergency care, but they do not cover routine wellness care or the cost of the office visit even if the reason for the visit is covered. They offer an annual deductible plan. Please visit their website for more information.
Pet Plan is one of the oldest pet insurance companies. They offer comprehensive illness and accident coverage including coverage for some congenital or hereditary conditions, but they have a $22,000 annual limit on benefits. The offer a per-incident deductible instead of an annual deductible, and they do not cover routine wellness care. Please visit their website for more information.
Embrace offers comprehensive pet health insurance with coverage for illness and accidents as well as optional coverage for wellness and routine care. They do cover office visit fees, but they have an annual limit of $15,000. They offer an annual deductible and do cover some congenital and hereditary conditions. Their website offers a useful comparison of pet insurance plans, but it is somewhat biased. Please visit their website for more information.
Trupanion offers comprehensive pet insurance coverage for illness, accidents, and some congenital conditions with unlimited lifetime benefits. They do not cover office visits, but do offer a per condition deductible which can be good for pets with chronic illness. They do limit their coverage if your pet is not spayed or neutered by its first birthday unless there is a medical reason this should not be done. Please see their website for more information.
Pets Best offers comprehensive pet health insurance coverage for illness and accidents. They offer coverage for congenital conditions in some states. They also offer coverage for routine wellness care, but there are limitations on the coverage for each item. The offer an annual deductible, and limit annual benefits to $20,000. Please see their website for more information.
The ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan offers comprehensive coverage for illness and accidents. It also covers routine wellness care, but they have a limited reimbursement per item. They offer numerous plans, but most of their plans have somewhat complex caps on payouts. Please see their website for more information.
VPI also offers a number of plans that offer a range of coverage for illness and accidents. They also offer plans for routine wellness care. They base their reimbursement for covered expenses on a standardized fee for that service instead of the fee that your veterinary charges, so you may not be reimbursed for the amount you are actually charged for care. Please visit their website for more information.
24PetWatch is a company that is well known for its microchip database and pet recovery services, but they also offer pet health insurance. Several pets that are adopted from the shelter receive a free month or more of this insurance. They have a range of plans that offer different levels of coverage for illness and accidents. They offer a per-incident deductible and a per-incident maximum payout which can be somewhat limiting if your pet has a severe illness or accident. Please visit their website for more information.
PetPremium offers comprehensive pet insurance coverage for illness, accidents, wellness, and dental. The insurance can be used at any vet nationwide, and there are varying deductible options to work with different budget and healthcare needs. The website is regularly updated with pet health information, and there is an insurance basics section for those with questions about how pet insurance works.