Pet Photo Friday: Thank Goodness it's Friday!

Pet Photo Friday is a weekly column that showcases photos we receive from loving ASPCA Pet Health Insurance customers of their pets. If you have a photo or story to share, please contact us!


Customer Stories

Pet Photo Friday: Enjoying the Sunshine

Pet Photo Friday is a weekly column that showcases photos we receive from loving ASPCA Pet Health Insurance customers of their pets. If you have a photo or story to share, please contact us!

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Customer Stories

"Theo, our beloved Puggle (Beagle/Pug mix), decided to chew on a bottle of allergy medication when he was 8 months old. We weren't sure how many pills he ingested (none were left in the bottle), but it was probably 20 to 30. We took him to the veterinarian who consulted with the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center. Their instructions were to induce vomiting, administer charcoal, and monitor Theo — all of which added up to a big bill. I'm glad we decided to get pet insurance from the get-go!"

— Mike L., Durham, NC

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March 18 to 24 is National Poison Prevention Week.  Here are a few tips to keep your pet safe:

• Be aware of harmful foods like avocados, raisins, chocolate, and coffee.
• Store human medications safely — not on low night tables or counters.
• Make sure toxic plants like tulips, lilies, and azaleas are out of reach.

If your pet ingests something poisonous, the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) can help at 1-888-426-4435. A $65 consulting fee may apply, but a portion of that charge is covered by your plan.

Learn more about the APCC and get a free pet safety pack at the ASPCA's website.


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Pet Photo Friday: Insurance to Help with Older Cats

“ASPCA Pet Health Insurance has been great since my trips to the veterinarian are more frequent now that my cats are older. The reimbursement procedure is very fast and easy. I don’t know what I would do without the insurance since I am retired and on a fixed income.”

-Dan T., Chicago, IL

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Spring is a popular time to add a pet to the family, so what's the best way to get ready for a new furry friend? Take our quiz to see how much you know!

1. What should you have ready for a new pet?
a) Safe pet toys
b) Collar and ID tag
c) Both a and b
c) Chew toys can keep pups from chewing things they shouldn't, and interactive toys can help dogs and cats burn energy. A collar and ID are important even for indoor pets in case they slip out.

2. When should you bring a new pet to the vet?
a) As soon as possible
b) At 1 year old
c) Only if he or she gets hurt or sick
a) The ASPCA® recommends a check-up during the first week home. Our wellness options cover an annual exam as well as other wellness treatments like vaccines and spaying or neutering.

3. How should a new pet be introduced to other pets?
a) Right away
b) Gradually with supervision
c) After a month
b) Give your new pet some time to get used to his or her new environment first, and then make introductions slowly. Don't force interactions and watch to make sure there are no issues.

How many did you get right? See another new pet quiz from our blog here.

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Pet Photo Friday: A Good Back-Up Plan

“Thunder, my Bullmastiff, hit the side of a concrete fountain while running and he sliced the side of his face, breaking his tooth in half. After a trip to the emergency clinic and two more visits to aveterinarian, it cost me about $2,300. I don’t know what I would have done without ASPCA Pet Heath Insurance to cover a large portion of my bill. You never expect these extreme accidents to happen to your pet, but they do happen, and a few bad seconds can cost thousands of dollars. I fully recommend ASPCA Pet Health Insurance as a good back-up plan if the unexpectedhappens.”

- Julie Ann T., Plano, TX


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How much do you know about bringing home a new pet? Take this quiz and find out! Be sure to look for another new pet quiz, coming soon.

1. When should you get pet insurance for a new pet?
a) As soon as possible
b) Around 5 years old
c) When he or she gets hurt or sick

a) If you protect your pet right away, you can help make sure you won’t be faced with an unexpected accident or illness and no financial support. Our plans cover pets as young as 8 weeks old.

2. How should you pet-proof your home?
a) Safely store household cleaners
b) Tie electrical cords out of the way
c) Both a and b

c) Household cleaners can be poisonous to pets, and should be kept out of paws reach. Pets can also get injured if they trip or chew on electrical cords. Read more pet-proofing tips at the ASPCA’s website.

3. When should a new pet be spayed or neutered?
a) Before six months old
b) After 2 years old
c) Never

a) Spaying or neutering is important for population control and can have many health benefits for dogs and cats. The ASPCA recommends spaying or neutering before six months old.

Our wellness options cover spaying or neutering as well as other important wellness treatments like a yearly exam and vaccines. We also offer a 10% discount on multiple pets to help protect all of the furry members of your family.

Get started now with a free quote, or if you’re already a customer and would like to add a new pet, just call 1-866-204-6764.

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As we’re dedicated to making a difference for pets, we want to keep you informed about pet health topics and your ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan. Our blog will provide you with fresh, interesting and informative topics—from pet health tips and customer stories, to the latest industry news and a Pet Parent Q&A column. Most of all, we encourage you to share comments and join the discussion!

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Lucy, an 8-year-old rescued Golden Retriever/Chow Chow mix

Blog Guidelines

While we’ll strive to present all viewpoints on this blog, comments will be reviewed before posting. Offensive or inappropriate language, off-topic remarks and comments containing personal policy information will not be featured.

Also, conditions discussed in this blog aren’t necessarily covered by every ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan. For full coverage terms, conditions and exclusions, please refer to your plan.

As always, if you have a question about your plan, call us at 1-866-204-6764.

*Note: While these testimonials may include examples of recent claims payouts, reimbursement is subject to the terms and conditions of your plan. Identifying information has been changed.