Answer: Pet Insurance, Etc.

July 17th, 2007 by Dan

What are the best kid-friendly dogs?
Is pet insurance worth it? If it is, which pet insurance plans do you recommend? Also, how do the plans work?
What do think about raw food for dogs?

Answers: A kid-friendly dog is almost any dog raised in a positive manner around children. That means, start with a puppy, or older dog who you know has been exposed to kids, and give positive reinforcement whenever the dog interacts or is around kids. In addition, teach your kids (and other kids) how to act with dogs. That means no tail-pulling, approaching unknown dogs calmly, keeping vocal volume down, etc.

As far as pet insurance goes, we honestly don’t have a good answer for that one. We looked into getting insurance for our new pup, but have not yet done so. I am not convinced that pet insurance is worth it, or that companies who provide it are responsible and accountable enough to provide good service. There is also a lack of consumer research and feedback into different pet insurance options, which made it hard to choose a plan when we were looking. If anyone has good advice on this topic, please share!

Raw food: we love it! Both our dogs are fed raw. We’ve written on this subject in the past; look here, here and here.

One Response to “Answer: Pet Insurance, Etc.”

  1. Xenia the Australian Terrier Advisor Says:

    Thank you very much for giving us some honest information on dog insurance. I have discovered a good variety of reliable ideas about dog insurance and some not-so-good information. Do you have any more honest ideas or places on the Internet that I can find more detailed information? This would be certainly appreciated! Either way, keep up the good work!

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