National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

No one likes to think of their pet getting sick, but it unfortunately happens. And should your pet need veterinary care, the expenses can quickly add up, especially if they are diagnosed with cancer. Often, pet owners are unaware their pets can develop cancer, or underestimate the cost of treatment. The good news is that with the increase in pet cancer awareness and available treatment options, more pets are surviving this life-threatening disease.

To avoid having to make a tough decision based on finances, such as skipping an important treatment or, even worse, having to euthanize a pet because you cannot afford care, Farmers Insurance® along with Pets Best offer pet insurance that can help protect you from unexpected financial costs related to your cat or dog. Pet Insurance provides coverage for accidents, illnesses, and emergency treatments, and coverage for routine and preventative care is also available.

For an example of the potential value of pet insurance, consider a typical treatment plan for a dog with cancer. Treating cancer requires many veterinary visits, with each resulting in a separate claim. Often treatment plans for dogs with cancer will include 16 chemotherapy treatments, along with many other cancer-related veterinary visits that would be needed for things such as x-rays, MRIs, medication, treatments and biopsies.1 With each claim averaging $4122, you can see how if you were faced with this situation the costs could quickly add up.

Purchasing an insurance plan from Pets Best is a great way to ensure you can afford the best veterinary care when your pet needs it. With Pets Best coverage you can follow your veterinarian’s recommended course of treatment, so if your pet becomes ill or is injured, you can take them to a licensed veterinarian of your choice. Every customer receives a 5% discount on Pet Insurance via

Accident and Illness Plans

Plans from Pets Best offer you comprehensive coverage for:

  • Injuries
  • Cancer treatments
  • Illnesses such as allergies and diabetes
  • Surgeries
  • Hereditary and congenital conditions
  • Prescription medications
  • Acupuncture & Chiropractic care
  • Physical rehabilitation


You should never have to choose between your pet and your wallet. Pet insurance through Farmers can help make sure that doesn’t happen. Start today with an instant Pet Insurance quote online or call Pets Best 1-877-464-6542 to speak with a Pet Insurance specialist.



2 Pets Best data from Sept. 22, 2005 - May 7, 2013

Pet insurance coverage offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company. Pet insurance coverage offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company, a Delaware insurance company. Independence American Insurance Company is a member of The IHC Group, an organization of insurance carriers and marketing and administrative affiliates that has been providing life, health, disability, medical stop-loss, and specialty insurance solutions to groups and individuals for over 30 years. For information on The IHC Group, visit: Request a custom free quote. Additional insurance services administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC are underwritten by Prime Insurance Company. Each insurer has sole financial responsibility for its own products.