Pet Insurance Blog

Sunday April 19, 2015

Customer Story: Whiskey, Chocolate and Dogs Don’t Mix

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“I came home from work to find that my dog Stella and another canine friend had gotten into a bottle of bourbon whiskey and several large bars of dark chocolate. We thought we had placed it all high enough for this not to happen, but we were wrong.

We called poison control and induced vomiting, but just foam came up. The next morning, Stella was still vomiting, and we took her to the veterinarian for a thorough check-up. Thankfully, she was alright.

As the lighter of the two dogs, the situation could have become very serious for her if she would have eaten a large amount of the chocolate. Instead, she must have been suffering from a hangover of sorts. Both pets are fine now.” –Marianne G., White Plains, NY

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Sunday April 12, 2015

Customer Story: Caring Counts

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“I've had ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plans for our three dogs for a long time. When one of them has a problem, I choose the best thing for them and not just the cheapest treatment. Also, the customer service staff is amazing every time I call! They call to check on our pet, not our payment! They actually have concern for our furry family. Has your insurance company ever called to check on your welfare? Doubt it. I recommend them to friends all the time.” –Maggie N., Carson City, NV

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Sunday April 5, 2015

Customer Story: Beyond Expectations

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“My dog has liver issues, and her pet insurance plan is a big help when it comes to covering her annual procedures. The customer service is above and beyond any I have experienced. What other company calls just to ask how your dog is doing? All my claims are processed quickly, and I never have issues getting answers to my questions.” –Liz K., Hartford, CT

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Sunday March 29, 2015

Customer Story: An Expensive Palate

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“I was preparing a dish for a party and had a pound of very expensive, fancy cheese in a cellophane wrapper. I walked away to grab something and found Violet, a rescue dog not known for counter surfing, had eaten the cheese—wrapper and all!

During an all-day stay at the veterinarian’s office, they tried to induce vomiting three times but ultimately let Violet pass the cheese on her own.

Violet is fine now, and we watch the counters more closely. I truly appreciate our ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan!” –Alice R., Provo, UT

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Sunday March 22, 2015

Customer Story: A Shark Tale

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“We took our Poodles, Frank and Alice, to the vet for X-rays after we found them chewing on a shark mandible. We left the mandible on the table after visiting with some friends. We walked out of the room for a second and came back to Frank gnawing on it!

Luckily, Frank a very efficient chewer and they only found very small fragments in his stomach. Claire was also clear.” –Alexa G., Sacramento, CA

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Sunday March 8, 2015

Customer Story: A Frightful Tale of Ingested Plastic

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“I was scared when my cat swallowed a bit of plastic, and we took him to the veterinarian. It wasn't just the anesthesia, X-rays and other procedures that scared me, it was the price tag as well. Our ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan covered a lot of the claim, and everyone there was truly concerned about my cat's health. They asked about his health every time they called to go over the claim. It was really sweet, and they made it so much easier to deal with such a scary experience. Thank you!” –Jeni R., Dublin, OH

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Sunday March 1, 2015

Customer Story: Surgery Required for Thumbtack Removal

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“Buckley, our young Bichon, saw a piece of paper dangling from the wall and grabbed it before anyone could stop him. He then swallowed the thumbtack that fell with the paper. We rushed Buckley to the veterinarian for X-rays. He had to have surgery to remove the thumbtack and spent several days at the vet before returning home. As a result, we no longer keep anything close to the floor!” –Abby W., Staten Island, NY

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Sunday February 22, 2015

Customer Story: Denver Learns Not to Tangle with Cords

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“A bungee cord was lying on the table, and there was some exposed wire between the cover and the hook. All of a sudden, our cat Denver cried out and began running in circles and then under the couch. Evidently, he had chewed the cord and scratched the inside of his mouth. We took Denver to the veterinarian’s office so they could sedate him and examine his mouth. Luckily, it was only a scratch, and he was given antibiotics. It took 3 days for Denver to return to normal. We are very happy to have pet insurance!” –Sarah I., Greenwich, CT

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Sunday February 15, 2015

Customer Story: Otis’s Dumpster-Diving Debacle

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“Otis got out of the house without our knowledge and got into a neighbor’s trash can that had been tipped over by the wind. His sides were bulging when my wife found him. She took Otis immediately to the emergency veterinary clinic. They had to induce vomiting multiple times, but he had no after effects, thankfully. We’ve never had pet insurance before, but we’re glad we do now!” –Norman H., Medford, MA

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Sunday February 8, 2015

Customer Story: Belle’s Recovery from Mouth Cancer

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“Belle was recently diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in her mouth and had to have all but two teeth extracted. I have submitted four claims so far for Belle and have received my reimbursements within two weeks. I've spoken with representatives a couple times with questions and each time they were courteous and knowledgeable, and they voiced compassion and concern for Belle. My girl is on the road to recovery, and there has been no recurrence of the tumor so far. The small monthly fee is well worth it as I could never have afforded the surgery and aftercare necessary to keep her alive and well. Thank you to the caring folks at the ASPCA Pet Health Insurance program!” –Charlotte S., Potsdam, NY

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Sunday February 1, 2015

Customer Story: Coverage for All Stages of Life

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“I have had an ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan for three years now, and I cannot say one bad thing about it. I have used it over and over for my 10-year-old cat and my two 2-year-old cat. I adopted my 10-year-old when he was 8 and added him to the insurance without any issues, which is great because I had no idea of his previous medical history. I have recommended ASPCA Pet Health Insurance to many people and will continue to do so. Thank you for helping me provide my boys with the best medical care possible!” –Damien M., York, PA

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Sunday January 25, 2015

Customer Story: Sully’s Sudden Illness

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“We lost our beloved Welsh Corgi 6 months ago. He became very ill very quickly and had to undergo multiple tests over a number of days. X-rays and blood tests revealed nothing unusual, but an ultrasound showed an abscess in his liver that was probably masking a tumor. Because of his age and overall physical condition, we determined that euthanasia was the best option. I did not even consider the cost of any of the tests or treatments at the time. We just wanted to do what was best for our dog. I was pleased we had an ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan after the credit card bill arrived with all of the veterinary charges. The loss of our beloved Sully was hard enough. At least the bills were manageable thanks to our pet insurance plan.” –Yolanda K., Eureka, CA

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Sunday January 18, 2015

Customer Story: Focusing on What’s Important

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“I am very glad I have an ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan. When Carolina became ill, I was able to focus on what was truly important, her medical care and our time together, not the cost of the care. Carolina has since passed away, and now my elder cat Seneca is facing the typical challenges many older cats experience. Again, I can focus on providing her quality care and our time together. I depend on our ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan.” –Sheryl B., Roanoke, VA

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Friday November 7, 2014

Fiona's Mushroom Misfortune

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“I came home from training classes with two of my German Shepherds and another, Fiona, was laying in the hallway. I noticed Fiona didn’t get up as she usually would when we passed. She was lethargic and glassy-eyed with a very high heart rate. Apparently, Fiona had gotten into some mushroom residue left from when the lawn was mowed earlier in the day. I rushed her to the emergency veterinary hospital immediately.  She ended up vomiting a tremendous amount of grass and mushroom clumps, and her liver enzymes were very high. She returned to her normal self after a couple of days of IV therapy and medication.” –Deacon W., Bakersfield, CA

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Friday October 31, 2014

Customer Story: Rhys Snacked on Joint Supplements

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“We left the house, and our dog Rhys got hold of a brand new, 200-count tub of joint supplements. He ripped off the outer plastic cover, opened the lid, dragged it through the doggie door and devoured it in the yard. Luckily, we returned in time to stop him from consuming all of it. We went straight to our veterinarian’s office, where they called poison control. They also performed two liver profiles and induced vomiting.. We now make sure to doggie-proof the house when we leave.” – Madeline D., Fort Collins, CO

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Friday October 24, 2014

Customer Story: Big Reimbursements for Sick Kitties

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“I am very grateful to have ASPCA Pet Health Insurance for three of my cats. It is a relief to know that if and when my cats get sick, the costs will be more manageable. Knowing they have insurance makes treatment decisions much easier. My kitties have gotten sick in the past—luckily nothing too serious—and a big portion of the claims were covered. Thank you!” –Josie C., Frederick, MD

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Sunday October 12, 2014

Customer Story: Queenie Improving After Surgery

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“I want to thank the folks at the ASPCA Pet Health Insurance program. They are a credit to the insurance profession. I have been grateful to have a pet insurance plan during these hard times with my dog, Queenie. She recently had surgery and is starting to improve. My veterinarian also thinks highly of ASPCA Pet Health Insurance!” –Celia G., Scranton, PA

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Sunday October 5, 2014

Customer Story: Compassion for Ellie

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“I have had an ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan for my dog, Ellie, for over a year. The customer service representatives have been extremely helpful and compassionate to our pet family. I currently have accident coverage for Ellie, and, thankfully, we have not had to use it that often. The claim forms are accessible online, and there are detailed instructions about how to complete and submit them. This makes the process very simple. Overall, I am highly satisfied and plan to upgrade my plan as soon as possible.” –Nancy S., Phoenix, AZ

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Friday September 26, 2014

Customer Story: Grateful for Compassionate Calls

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“I just wanted to express my appreciation for everything the folks at the ASPCA Pet Health Insurance program have done. I just added a new pet to my policy, which I previously purchased for my dog, Bucky, who passed away a few months ago. My claims were handled very fairly, and I was very appreciative when I received calls to see how Bucky was doing after surgery. I even received a sympathy call when he passed away. I didn’t expect that from an insurance company!” –Florence M., Pittsburgh, PA

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Friday September 19, 2014

Customer Story: Jack Survives House Fire

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“I was out of town when my house caught fire, and my neighbor had to break down the door to rescue my dog, Jack. My poor dog ran out of the house with smoke billowing behind him and buried his nose in the snow. 

Jack spent a week in the hospital followed by two months of oxygen therapy, but he is doing better. Something like this really helps you appreciate ASPCA Pet Health Insurance! My plan has been vital to helping us manage the medical bills.” –Patrick L., Brunswick, ME

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