Many pet owners can be forgiven for feeling they have gone to the dogs for insurance. Typically we say something has ‘gone to the dogs’ when we want to convey a sense of everything having gone just a bit out of control. Shopping for pet insurance can certainly feel like that at times. Information on how to choose an insurance policy for your dog can be jumbled at best and absolutely impenetrable at worst. How are you to wade through the welter of information that is available to find an insurance policy that is right for you and your dog?First of all, organize yourself. Spend some time thinking about exactly what you need insurance for. Are you looking for complete coverage or a simple accident cover? The price will vary greatly between these two extremes. The cost can also vary greatly by breed of dogs for insurance, as large and active outdoors dogs are more prone to injury then pampered lap dogs. Make a list of your dog’s traits – his breed, his general health, his activity level etc and then use the facts to help you choose a policy that will cover his specific needs.Secondly, do some research on the various companies and policies that are available to you. Ask the vet that treats your dogs for insurance recommendations. Do ask the vet however if they are getting a commission to recommend a particular company. The last thing you need is biased advice. Check the internet for comparison websites and read reviews and testimonials of other dog owners to help you form a complete picture of the prospective insurance provider and their policies. The good news is that you are not the first person to need insurance for your pet so there will be lots of information to help you make a proper choice.You don’t have to go to the dogs for insurance. You can, with proper research and preparation, get insurance for you dog without a great deal of hullabaloo. The internet is a great tool for comparative shopping and for finding reviews and testimonials from other dog owners. Your vet can make recommendations. You can ask for quotes from two or three different companies and then compare the rates and coverage to choose the one that best suits you and your dog. In the end, when you have secured the best insurance policy you can relax knowing that your dog will have all the advantages for a long and happy life.