Petplan vs Healthy Paws pet insurance

Healthy Paws’ limited coverage may cost you more out of pocket.

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Get peace of mind with Petplan, the most comprehensive pet insurance around

Petplan’s comprehensive pet insurance includes the behavioral therapy Healthy Paws charges you extra for.  Our plan also covers hip dysplasia which Healthy Paws doesn’t cover for certain pets. Plus, we don’t require a sign-up fee or limit enrollment based on your pet’s age.

How do Petplan and Healthy Paws stack up?

Healthy Paws
Policy Details

No upper age limits

Enrollment fee



Curable exclusionary period

12 months



Sick visit exam fees

Online vet visits

Comprehensive dental

Customer Service

Live chat available

Information last updated March 2021.

Petplan’s one simple plan covers what Healthy Paws does not, including:

Sick visit exam fees–saving you on average $50-$250 per visit. You’ll pay more with Healthy Paws.

Up to $1,000 in virtual vet visits (video chat, call or text), unlike Healthy Paws.

Comprehensive dental illness and disease to every adult tooth. Healthy Paws doesn’t cover this.

Up to $1,000 in behavioral therapy and medicine. Healthy Paws doesn’t do that.

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Healthy Paws doesn’t cover every tooth. Petplan does.

Petplan covers every adult tooth against accidents, injuries, illnesses and diseases with no broad condition exclusions.

Healthy Paws doesn’t cover any form of dental illness or disease and only covers accidents like broken teeth.

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Unlike Healthy Paws, Petplan covers hip dysplasia in dogs 6+ weeks

Petplan protects all pets after 6 weeks with no age limitations for any covered condition. 

If you’re enrolling a pet that is 6 years or older, Healthy Paws won’t cover any hip dysplasia claims.

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Healthy Paws doesn’t cover older pets. Petplan does.

Unlike Healthy Paws, Petplan insures all pets 6 weeks and older with no upper age limits.

Healthy Paws limits reimbursement and deductible options at enrollment for pets as young as 4. For some pets, they’ll even drop the reimbursement to 50%.

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With Healthy Paws, you’ll have to pay for exam fees

Petplan covers exam fees, saving you an average of $50-$250 per vet visit.

Healthy Paws does not cover exam fees.

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Petplan is clearly the better choice for you and your pet

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