July 2012

Give yourself a treat

this Parents' Day.

As a loving pet parent, you deserve a pat on the back for National Parents' Day on July 22. Our pets are like our children and we work hard to keep them happy and healthy. We've got a few ideas for you to enjoy this day together as well as a chance to win a $25 gift card.

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Enter to win a $25 gift card!

We're celebrating Parents' Day by giving away a $25 gift card to one lucky entrant. Enter now on our Facebook page for your chance to win. Contest ends July 22!

No purchase necessary. See official rules for details.

Celebrating Parents' Day

Parents' Day was signed into law by President Clinton in 1994 to honor moms and dads. It may have been established with humans in mind, but pet parents count too. So why not celebrate with your pet?

  • Frosty Treats. Buy or try your hand at making ice-cream that's safe and healthy for dogs or cats (it really exists!) — then grab a bowl of your favorite flavor and cool off together.

  • Together Time. Set aside some quality time with your pet and do something you both enjoy, like taking a long walk, playing a game of chase, or having a relaxing cuddle on the couch.

  • Salon Day. Summer's a great time to give you and your pet a trim to help beat the heat. There are even salons that cater to both pets and pet parents, so you can get groomed together.

Follow @ASPCAPetIns on Twitter for more Parents' Day ideas and share your own on our Facebook wall.

Who was your first pet?

Whether it was a childhood pup or a cat who found you later in life, a first pet will always have a special place in your heart. Tell us about your first furry friend on Facebook or Twitter with #myfirstpet.

A purr-fect Jack Sparrow

In last month's newsletter on pets in film, we asked which star was your pet's human twin. This kitty's ready to take Johnny Depp's role in the next Pirates of the Caribbean sequel!
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Pet Speak: A Customer's Story*

“My children and I love our puppy and I've taught them you must care for an animal as you would a child. Unfortunately, Ariel has spent many days in the vet's office. Raising four children normally would've prevented me from paying for her care, but with ASPCA Pet Health Insurance, I still have my beautiful girl. I've never regretted buying insurance for my dog, just as I've never regretted having insurance for my children. ”

— Debbie P., Seattle, WA

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Looking for a veterinarian?

If you've moved, gotten a new pet, or have a pet that needs specialized treatment, you may need to find a veterinarian. These tips can help:

  • Make an office visit. Visit the practice without your pet to see if it's clean, modern, and well-organized.

  • Talk to the veterinarian. Ask questions and make sure you can communicate well with the veterinarian and staff.

  • Check on training. Find out about the veterinarian's training and if the practice is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

Our online veterinary locator can help you get started by locating practices in your area. You can also get more tips on finding a veterinarian for dogs or for cats at the ASPCA®'s website. And remember, you can use any licensed veterinarian in the US or Canada with our plans.

Find a Claim Form

You can download claim forms prefilled with your account information at the Member Center.

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Want to check on a claim or update your billing info? You can do that at the Member Center too.

Multiple Pet Discount

If you're adding a pet to your family, call 1-866-204-6764 to find out about our 10% discount.

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Photo Friday

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* While the above testimonial may include examples of recent claim payouts, reimbursement is subject to the terms and conditions of your plan. Identifying information has been changed.

Conditions discussed in this e-newsletter are not necessarily covered by every ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan. Please review your individual policy for specifics by visiting the Member Center online at www.aspcapetinsurance.com or call our customer service line at 1-866-204-6764.

This newsletter is not intended to provide advice on individual pet health or behavioral matters or to substitute for consultation with a veterinary doctor.