Every Dog Deserves
the Pet Insurance of Champions
Protect your dog or puppy with award-winning pet coverage through AKC Pet Insurance.
America’s Best Insurance Companies
Best Pet Insurance for Pre-Existing Conditions
Best for pets with pre-existing conditions
Exclusive AKC Partner
The American Kennel Club is the largest and most-respected canine registry in the world. Since 2003, AKC Pet Insurance has served as their exclusive insurance brand partner.
Suit Your Pet and Wallet
AKC Pet Insurance's selection of policy add-ons and customizable coverage options help you create a plan as unique as your dog or cat.
Keep Your Vet
Through AKC Pet Insurance, you and your pet can keep your vet and visit any licensed provider in the United States or Canada.
AKC Pet Insurance is the only brand that offers the industry’s most comprehensive pre-existing condition coverage after 365 days of continuous coverage (not available in all states).
Experts on Speed Dial
Need answers in the early morning or dead of night? Policyholders can call or chat with the 24/7 Vet Helpline any time of day for quick answers to their pet care questions.
Easy Access to Vet Records
The Pet Cloud mobile app connects pet owners to a like-minded community, provides a database of pet care resources, and makes it easy to keep medical records and insurance forms organized.
Pay Your Vet
Take your dog to any specialist, licensed vet, or emergency clinic. Once you’ve paid the bill, keep your itemized invoice.
File a Claim
Fill out a claim form and submit it to us. We’ll take care of the rest.
We’ll reimburse you for eligible expenses by check or direct deposit.
Don’t let your pet's broken bones break your budget.
Rest easy knowing you’re covered for expensive cancer treatments.
Get your pet moving again after an ACL injury.
Get help with vet fees after accidental toxin ingestion.
Coverage for diagnosis, treatment, and prescription medications.
Make your dog comfortable with treatments on digestive issues.
Coverage for your pet's seasonal and long-term allergies.
Relax, your pet's covered for UTI testing and treatment.
Keep your pet mobile with covered IVDD treatments.
*Foreign body ingestion, catfights/dogfights, and toxin ingestion are only covered once during the lifetime of a pet. See your policy for additional details.
**Covered after 180 days of continuous coverage.
Additional Pet Insurance Coverage
Sometimes a trip to the vet can cost more than actual treatment.
Providers may include, but are not limited to:
Primary Care Visits
Certain hereditary conditions aren’t covered by accident and illness plans.
Common medical conditions that may be covered include, but are not limited to:
Routine and preventive care costs can add up. Wellness plans can help policyholders with a range of essential medical costs.
Included, but not limited to:
Routine Dental Care
Dog breeding insurance gives dogs and breeders more protection and peace of mind in unexpected emergencies.
Saying goodbye is one of the hardest parts of being a pet owner.
AccidentCare offers you peace of mind when it comes to unexpected visits to the vet due to accidents and injuries.
Examples of Covered Conditions:
Broken Bones & Sprains
*Foreign body ingestion, dogfights, and toxin ingestion are only covered once during the lifetime of a pet. See your policy for additional details.
Pet Insurance Makes a Big Difference
1 in 3 pets require emergency care each year.*
Emergency veterinary bills total between $800 and $1500 on average.*
Only 39% of American dog and cat owners can afford to cover a $1,000 bill on their own.*
1 Year Old
(Secondary Acute Gastroenteritis)
Claim reimbursement is subject to the limits and waiting periods of the policy
No Incident or Annual limit, $250 deductible once per year per pet, 90% reimbursement.
* After 365 days of continuous coverage. Not available in all states.
** Limited coverage.
We’ve had AKC insurance since we took our new puppy home, never expecting an accident early in his life. But sure enough when something happened, AKC Pet Insurance was there to help, and help quickly.
Questions about Dog Insurance? We Have Answers!
1 in 3 pets require emergency care every year. Scrapes with playmates, slips and falls, and run-ins with household hazards can all leave pet owners contending with hefty vet bills. By providing reimbursement for certain eligible expenses, pet insurance policies alleviate some of the financial burden of owning a dog.
Most policyholders pay an average cost of $550 - $600 annually. Your specific premium will depend on several factors, including your zip code, dog's breed, and age. Any optional policy add-ons you select can also affect the cost of dog insurance coverage. These factors will also affect monthly premium costs:
Annual benefits: Enrollees have the option to select plans with unlimited annual payouts for eligible expenses. The higher the annual benefit amount, the higher the plan's premium.
Deductibles: Choosing a higher annual deductible means you're responsible for covering more pet care expenses before coverage kicks in. Higher deductibles typically mean lower monthly premiums.
Coinsurance and reimbursement: The lower the reimbursement percentage, the lower the monthly dog insurance premium.
Yes! Policies are available for purebred and mixed-breed dogs alike. We welcome every pup.
No. AKC Pet Insurance offers equal availability to all breeds of dog and applies the same policy terms and conditions.
Yes. Policyholders can visit any licensed veterinarian in the United States or Canada. This includes specialists and emergency clinics, because AKC Pet Insurance understands that not all accidents, illnesses, and emergencies occur between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
It depends. Some plans offered through AKC Pet Insurance cover expenses associated with diagnosing and treating behavioral issues such as anxiety and destructive behavior. This coverage is not currently available in every state.
Inherited conditions are health problems that originate from genetic factors. In the case of congenital conditions, these conditions have been present since birth, though their symptoms may take years to appear.
Yes. Several routine expenses and preventive care options are covered under Defender and DefenderPlus plans. These plans are not subject to annual deductibles or coinsurance payments. Instead, a schedule of benefits offers an established amount of reimbursement for each specific expense each year.
To cancel your pet's insurance plan, contact our world-class Customer Care Team by calling 866-725-2747.
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