This innovative online vet platform is a great alternative to classic pet insurance – with 24/7 access to licensed veterinarians, access to $3,000 for a vet emergency, and protection for up to six pets in one household, it can help you provide essential medical care to your four-legged friends without breaking the bank.

We’ve all been there – your pet starts vomiting out of the blue, you notice a weird rash or a behavioral change, and you’re not sure if it’s cause enough to visit the vet. After all, who wants to spend a couple of hundred bucks just to realize that there wasn’t any reason to come to the vet’s in the first place? Instead of trying to Google your way out of trouble (spoiler alert: it won’t help much) or, even worse, deciding to ignore the issues because you can’t afford an emergency vet bill, you can rely on Pawp’s digital online vet clinic to get instant access to quality vet care and help paying for it.

For a flat fee of $19 per month, you get 24/7 access to licensed veterinarians (no appointments or wait times), ideal for medical, behavioral, and nutritional vet advice tailored to your pet’s needs, and access to $3,000 in a vet emergency (which you don’t pay back). The best part? A single membership protects up to six pets in one household, at no additional costs. But, while it might sound like pet insurance, that’s not what Pawp is – it’s better. Here’s how it works.

Pawp vs Pet Insurance: Pros and Cons of an Online Vet Platform



Research indicates that out of 164 million cats and dogs in the United States, only 2.8% of pets are insured. There are various reasons why millions of pets are not protected, even since many pet owners would struggle to cover the costs of emergency vet visits – pricey premiums that depend on the breed, age, and other factors, the “small print” which often includes deductibles, copays, annual limits, and reimbursement wait times, and the fact that no insurance will cover pre-existing conditions.

On the other hand, Pawp is a great pet insurance alternative as it offers a fixed low fee of $19/month regardless of a pet’s age, breed, location, or pre-existing conditions, and one single membership covers up to six pets within a household at no extra cost. A Pawp membership includes unlimited 24/7 access to an online vets via text or video call, ideal to get instant advice on anything from medical issues to nutritional plans for your pet. On top of that, you get access to $3,000 in an emergency vet visit for your cat or dog even if that emergency is related to a pre-existing condition, paid to the vet directly so there are no out-of-pocket expenses.

In addition to being a more affordable, accessible, and simpler way to ensure your pet gets the best possible medical care, this digital platform was created to help make sure no pet owner must choose between a vet bill and their pet’s life. The numbers show that a devastatingly large percentage of pets are euthanized because of their owner’s inability to cover their medical bills – so-called “economic euthanasia” – with some shelters reporting up o 66% of euthanasia cases resulting from an owner’s inability to pay for their medical bills upfront. With the resources they are given with a Pawp membership, pet parents can work to prevent serious health issues on time with prompt reactions and preemptive care, and in cases when an emergency happens, you can rest assured that your pet’s vet bill will be covered up front, at the clinic of your choice. Peace of mind is priceless –but with Pawp, you can get it for an affordable monthly fee that can fit any pet parent’s budget, even if they have multiple cats and dogs.