Yes, pet insurance has been around for quite a while. Several large companies offer pet insurance as an added service to their clients or customers. Pet insurance is similar to health insurance (not life insurance). If you consider your pet to be a part of your family, it’s worth running a pet insurance quote and talking through your options. In my experience, when your pet has an accident or health issues, you usually need to decide quickly on what to do next. Knowing you have insurance to cover some of the expense may make your decision easier.