Pet insurance reviews can help you make a better choice

Pet insurance reviews can help you make a better choice for health insurance for your pet. We often use reviews to help us find the best of something. Remember the power of Oprah’s Book Club – when she reviews a book, it’s almost guaranteed to be a bestseller. People listen to reviews. Think about the last time you went to the cinema without reading at least one review of the movie you’re about to see. This is the power of word of mouth. Advertising agencies have been cashing in on this for years, but that doesn’t diminish the value of a personal testimonial. When it comes to pet insurance reviews, there are two basic forms: the pet owner’s testimony and the industry expert.

When a pet owner provides a pet insurance review, it is usually in response to personal circumstances. Often the owner’s pet has undergone treatment for illness or accident and the pet insurance has performed well, or has left the owner feeling disillusioned and angry. Either way, the pet owner will tell an emotional story about their experience with the pet insurance company. Sometimes it is difficult to get an objective picture of the insurance company from these testimonials which are very subjective in nature.

Another type of pet insurance review comes from an industry expert – a veterinarian or pet care specialist. These reviews are often written from the perspective of multiple interactions with the insurance company. These reviews are clearly less emotional and can sometimes come across as distant and unemotional – more concerned with facts and figures than with real life situations. The advantage of the expert opinion, however, is the thorough nature of the research. From these reviews you will learn about payout limits, inherited exclusions and other conditions that may limit the value of a policy.

Ultimately, checking both the personal and expert reviews will give you a balanced view of the pet insurance company and the policies they offer. You can find these reviews on the Internet and in pet magazines. You can also ask friends, neighbors and your veterinarian to provide personalized assessments to complete the picture you will build based on the published assessments. When shopping for a policy, reading a pet insurance review or various reviews about the policy you are considering will help you make an informed, informed choice.