Pets are part of our lives.

Dog and orange kitten snuggle

Pets are part of our lives. But to them, we are their entire life.

We embrace dogs, cats and other companion animals as complete family members. They depend on us to keep them safe, healthy and happy. In return they give us incredible memories, unforgettable laughs, comfort and a friendship like no other. Three years ago I lost my dog, my best friend, to a situation out of my control. I grieve often about it still. But what if it was a situation that you could have been in control of or prevented?

You may have heard of Pet Insurance. A big misconception of Pet Insurance is that it is too expensive. We spend hundreds of dollars on ourselves and our families every month. However, we don’t get coverage for our four-legged family members. In reality, paying for pet insurance could end up saving or extending your pet’s life. For the same monthly cost of pet food, you can help make the best choices instead of the least expensive ones.

Pet Insurance can also help prevent a tragedy commonly referred to as “economic euthanasia”. A real-life scenario is your 6-year old dog just injured their knee. Your dog can’t walk, is in pain and needs immediate knee surgery that will cost $4900 or more. As an unplanned expense you would need at least 245 donations of $20 or more to pay for it or available credit. How long would that take and what if you didn’t get there? Rather than going through the pain and emotions associated with a situation like this you can have the vast majority of it covered through Pet Insurance.

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Choose Pets Best

To help you choose the coverage, Farmers — through Pets Best — offers these fully customizable coverage plans:

The BestBenefit Accident and Illness is our most popular and comprehensive plan. It includes an unlimited coverage option and can help with unexpected emergencies and illnesses like:

  • Accidents including broken bones, lacerations or car accidents.
  • Illnesses including cancer, diabetes, allergies, arthritis and skin and ear infections.
  • Surgery, hereditary and congenital conditions, prescription medicines, cancer treatments and physical rehabilitation.

Accident-Only is a budget-friendly plan that can help with costs related to accidents — but doesn’t cover illnesses.

You can add optional Wellness Routine Care coverage to either plan. It offers two tiers of coverage to help pay for regular veterinary visits like annual check-ups, vaccinations and preventative medication for fleas and ticks.

Keep in mind that Pet Insurance offers coverage for future health issues that may occur — it won’t cover a health issue that has already started. So it’s best to enroll your puppy or kitten while it’s still young, or your newly adopted pet as soon as possible. 

To learn more, get an instant quote or talk about your pet’s insurance options give me a call or visit

Robert Martinez
Personal and Commercial Insurance

The Martinez Agency
Farmers Insurance
375 N Stephanie St. Ste 1514
Henderson, NV 89014
702-649-2331 (Off.)
702-776-9400 (Mob.)
702-649-2333 (Fax)

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