Consumer Tips

Pet Accidents Increase in Summer Months

The percent of accident claims Pets Best receives, rises during the warm weather 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.

The average accident claim from April through September ranged from $535 - $590.* Below is the percentage of Pets Best claims that were associated with an accident during these months:

  • April: 7.9%
  • May: 8.1%
  • June: 8.6%
  • July: 8.8%
  • August: 8.9%
  • September: 8.7%

Having pet insurance can help take the sting out of those expensive veterinary bills so that your summertime fun isn’t squashed financially.

Pets Best paid over $3.2 million in pet insurance claims just for accidents April-September (2015-2017).

Accident plans are only $6/month for cats and $9/month for dogs (prices vary in WA).** If you’d like illness coverage as well, there is the more comprehensive BestBenefit Accident and Illness Plan.

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*Based on Pets Best accident claims data from 2015, 2016 and 2017.

**In WA state: the Accident Plan is $10/mo for dogs and $7/mo for cats and the EssentialWellness plan is $14/mo. The 5% multi-pet discount is available in all states on the BestBenefit Accident and Illness Plans only; and in WA state it is available on all plans.

Pet insurance coverage offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC is underwritten by American Pet Insurance Company.