Kroger Pet Insurance: Are Your Pets Covered?

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Our family has a dog (see Merc at right) and a cat (one of our two beloved kitties passed away just a couple of weeks ago), so pet insurance is definitely something we should consider.

I say should, because we’ve never actually gotten pet insurance — yet — but we’ve talked about it over the years. Why haven’t we gotten it? Probably because it just hasn’t been top-of-mind or terribly convenient. Now, I don’t have that excuse anymore.

Kroger Personal Finance is making pet health insurance information available in the check-out lanes of more than 2,400 supermarkets operated by Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery store chain. (You may know Kroger stores by its alter ego names, such as Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, Smith’s, Dillons, QFC and City Market.)

It’s comforting to know that affordable pet insurance can help pet owners manage their expenses, covering everything from routine costs associated with veterinary expenses like annual check-ups and vaccinations all the way to surgeries, x-rays and hospitalization. And if money’s tight (you know, paying hundreds of dollars to insure your family), the newest product offered by KPF is a great option – an “accident only” policy for $9.95 per month per pet.

Want to learn more about pet insurance for your furry family members? Visit to get the scoop.

$25 Gift Card Giveaway
The folks at Kroger were kind enough to provide me with a $25 gift card to pamper my pets. Would you like to win one too? Leave a comment here about a time when you wished you had pet insurance. Be sure to include your email address (it will only be seen by WMAG, not the Internets) so we can contact you if you’re the winner. We’ll pick a random commenter on Feb. 8 after noon (EST) to win a $25 Kroger gift card.

Susan Wenner Jackson

Susan Wenner Jackson is a writer and mom who gets paid to obsess over Pinterest and blogs for Ahalogy, a Cincinnati-based startup. She lives in her hometown of West Chester, Ohio, with her husband, two young children, and their dog.


  1. Jennifer –

    My Pekingese "puppy" will be 6 years old this June. When he was 7 months old he had a blockage in his intestines. We didn't know if he's swallowed something or what was going on. Turned out it was a combination of dehydration and eating his own hair. It was about $900 all told, to get him healthy again.

  2. Nice picture. I like this post. I am follow your blog……

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  4. What a great blog.. Thanks for sharing your experience with puppy training. low cost pet insurance

  5. We had a black lab about five years ago, he got out of the fenced in back yard ,our daughter left the gate open, we live on a busy road. well He got hit by a car, we took him to a college hospital ,it cost us over $700.00 to get him fixed, well they would not let us leave without paying the bill. and at that time we didn`t have it ,so we had to borrow the money,our dog ended up dying there at the hospital, we still had to pay the bill. I wish we had thought about pet insurance back then.

  6. I had a pug who was insulin dependant and had to receive injections three times daily. It seemed like we were in the animal hospital no less than twice per week. With the advancement of her diabeties came more health issues, in turn causing us to return to the animal hospital more frequently. She was finally placed in the hospital for major complications with her kidneys and her blood sugar being to high. We brought her home with several changes including more medications to place her on.This was not just any dog, she was my best friend, there was nothing i would not do for her. We administered her medications as we were told religiously and were still having issues. We decided after a 2 day time frame from leaving the animal hospital that we had to return again. This time the news was not so good. They had placed her on minimal fluids due to possibility of aspiration, her whole little body was shutting down( all of her major organs). I thought I would never give up, but this time I had no choice. They kept her on the small amount of fluids for a few more hours, let us bring her home to basically say goodbye to our children, and we had to return back to the animal hospital to do what any pet owner hopes they never have to do. The decision was made to let her go peacefully and humanely, with dignity, instead of a horrid , long, drawn out death. At that time I wish I had Pet Insurance to help with Her medical bills and possibly we could have taken her to a different specialty Dr when her symptoms first arose. I cant dwell on that now, but I do have 2 other dogs and 4 cats,mainly exotics, so I am checking into getting them insurance. I believe that it would benefit us great in the long run>

  7. Our cat Onyx apparently had a bladder infection. We took him to a vet who said he had kidney stones and four teeth that had to come out. Their estimate was $3,000 in addition to the $260 for the original
    visit. Boy did we wish we had insurance.

  8. I have lost to many pets over the years because of high vet. cost. we had a litter of English birddogs they had all their shots. but that didn’t stop them from getting parvo all of them past except one it took over $400.00 to care for him. needless to say that was my last litter I could afford the insurance to take care of them. so I had my dos fixed.

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