Petco offers a unique combination of insurance, preventative care and other perks to help pet parents keep their dogs and cats happy and healthy.
Petco’s offering is unique because it includes insurance, preventative care and other health-related service including televet, veterinary and pharmacy benefits.
Petco is one of the most trusted brands in the American pet industry. As the nation’s second biggest pet retailer, Petco has evolved over the years into new businesses including pharmacy, televet, wellness care and pet insurance.
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Petco has accident and illness coverage as well as accident-only and preventative care options.
Petco has coverage for dogs and cats in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Pet Owners can customize their plan by choosing a deductible and co-insurance that meets their needs. Additionally, they offer preventative coverage for routine and annual care expenses for an additional cost.
Petco has coverage for dogs and cats in all 50 states. Pet Owners can customize their plan by choosing a deductible and co-insurance that meets their needs. Additionally, they provide preventative coverage for routine and annual care expenses for an additional cost.
Preventative Care Coverage
The accident only plan covers accidents only and excludes illnesses. That is why we do not recommend this level of coverage. These plans account for roughly 2% of all pet insurance plans sold in the U.S.
Accident & Illness Coverage
Petco’s Accident & Illness Coverage provides covers any unexpected health issues your dog or cat may encounter. From emergency care to surgery to long-term medications for chronic conditions, Accident & Illness coverage is a great way to protect your pet and your wallet from expensive accidents and illnesses. These plans account for roughly 98% of all pet insurance plans sold in the U.S.
There are no enrollment requirements. However, when you submit a claim, you authorize us and our administrator to access all medical information that we need to assess your pet’s health. For example, we may ask you for the name and contact information of any veterinarian that has ever seen or treated your pet. You must also provide proof of identity for your pet when we request.
CostPetco Insurance is competitive with regard to pricing but slightly more expensive than some other providers in the market. From a value standpoint (price vs. quality) it's near the top of the heap.There is a $2/mo. transaction fee if you opt for monthly, quarterly or semi-annual payments. There is no transaction fee if you select annual payment. Pet insurance prices vary based on coverage, breed, pet age and zip code. The prices Petco Preventative care is fixed at $20/month for dogs and cats of any age.
Costs based on insurance coverage of $10k annual limit, $250 deductible and 90% reimbursement.
About Petco Wellness
With more than 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that obsesses about delivering health and happy experiences for pets and the people who love them. They do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy.
Petco Insurance is administered by C&F Insurance Agency, Inc., which is based in Akron, Ohio. The agency was founded in 1997 making it the second oldest pet insurance provider in the United States. Products are underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company, which has an A.M. Best Insurance rating of A (Excellent).
We will not pay for costs associated with or resulting from the following:
a. Aesthetic, cosmetic, endodontic, or orthodontic dental services such as caps, crowns or crown amputation, fillings, implants and root canals or planing.
b. Anal sac (gland) expression and/or resection when no infection or disease is present.
d. Breeding, pregnancy, whelping or nursing.
e. Conditions that occur during a waiting period.
f. Cosmetic and elective prostheses or procedures (including but not limited to claw removal, ear cropping and tail docking).
g. Dental cleanings unless used to treat a covered illness or covered by an applicable endorsement.
h. Experimental or investigational treatment or medication (including clinical trials) that is not generally accepted in the veterinary medical community as effective or proven.
i. Funeral services, memorial items, urns, caskets, or burial plots/fees.
j. Grooming or grooming supplies (including but not limited to non-prescription baths, ear cleanings, non-prescription shampoos and nail trims).
l. House call fees, time and travel expenses to and from the veterinarian’s premises or hospital.
m. Illness or injury that results from intentional, malicious, or grossly negligent activities or from failure to perform actions commonly accepted as responsible pet care by you, a member of your household or a caregiver for your pet.
n. Ligament and knee conditions, if any ligament and knee condition occurred prior to the first effective date of the applicable coverage or during a waiting period.
o. Non-medical supplies such as but not limited to toys, leashes, ramps, bedding or other devices intended to prevent injury or illness, but that do not treat a condition.
p. Non-veterinary services (including but not limited to administrative fees, medical records expenses, medical waste, discount package or membership fees, postage and tax).
q. Organ or heart valve transplants.
r. Pre-existing conditions that occurred on or before the first effective date of the applicable coverage or during a waiting period.
s. Prescription food, pet food, commercial diets or treats used for prevention or general health maintenance (including weight loss) even if prescribed, dispensed, or recommended by a veterinarian; including foods such as life stages (puppy, senior, etc.), low calorie, sensitive stomach, or limited ingredients.
t. Preventive care without an occurrence (including but not limited to general health maintenance diagnostics, laboratory procedures, medications, physical examinations and surgery) unless covered by an applicable endorsement.
u. Supplements and vitamins used for prevention or general health maintenance (including weight loss) even if prescribed or dispensed by a veterinarian.
v. Training or training devices.
w. Treatment when the veterinarian conducting or supervising is you or a co-owner on your account.
x. Treatment arising from avian influenza; intentional slaughter by, or under, the order of any government or public or local authority; epidemics or pandemics as declared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture; nuclear reaction, radiation, radioactive contamination or the discharge of a nuclear device, whether controlled or uncontrolled, accidentally or otherwise; chemical, biological, bio-chemical or electromagnetic weapon, device, agent or material whether controlled or uncontrolled, accidentally or otherwise; war, invasion, acts of foreign enemies, hostilities (whether war be declared or not), civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped, strikes, riots, or civil commotion and terrorism.
y. Veterinary expenses related to coursing, organized fighting, law enforcement or guarding, personal protection or racing.