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“My 17-year-old cat Cookie stopped eating and was lethargic, so I was frantic to get her to the veterinarian. Since Cookie is not very active, I decided to let her in my car without a carrier.  When we got to the veterinarian, I put my foot on the brake and she let out an awful yowl. I realized that her tail had been on the brake.   The veterinarian ended up doing blood work for her lethargy and X-rays for her tail.  Luckily, Cookie’s tail was OK. The bill was almost $1,000 and I was thankful for the help I received from her ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan.”


- Bonnie R., Reno, NV

 

 

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All dog parents know what happens after giving a dog a bath: The dog may be clean, but everything and everyone in the splash zone is another story.

But did you know there’s more to your dog’s shake dance than revenge for a bath?

A new study published in the Journal of Royal Society Interface found that mammals shake off excess water in order to prevent hypothermia. A dog can shake up to 70 percent of the water off its fur in about four seconds.

Another interesting finding:

“One thing that the researchers discovered is that the smaller the mammal, the faster it must shake to exert the ideal amount of force on the water droplets. For example, a mouse must shake at a rate of 30 times per second, a cat nine times per second, and a Labrador Retriever only four times per second.”

Read the full article and then tell us on our Facebook or Twitter about your dog’s shake dance!

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Pet Photo Friday is a weekly column that showcases photos we receive from loving ASPCA Pet Health Insurance customers of their pets. If you want to see your pet featured, please email me!

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Our dogs have some of the biggest, happiest grins we’ve ever seen, but sometimes their breath just about knocks us off our feet! Dental care may help prevent “doggy breath” and this article in DogTime features advice from the American Animal Hospital Association on how to care for your dog’s teeth.

Also, did you know that annual dental cleanings are covered by the Advanced Wellness option available with select ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plans? Learn more.

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Pet Photo Friday is a weekly column that showcases photos we receive from loving ASPCA Pet Health Insurance customers of their pets. If you want to see your pet featured, please email me!

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In honor of National Pet Health Insurance month, we are awarding one lucky winner a first aid kit for their pet from our friends at the ASPCA®! Visit our Facebook page to learn more and enter for your chance to win.

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Is your dog a gossip hound? Some dog breeds love to talk it up with other dogs and humans. They alert us to all the latest news, from an empty food bowl to up-to-the-moment reports on the latest squirrel battalion movements in their backyard.

If you know or have known a few pups like these, you might enjoy Dogster’s list of “The 10 Most Talkative Dog Breeds.”

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WELCOME,
PET PARENTS!

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!

Meet the Author

Julia H.

Social Media Coordinator

Pet Parent to:

Lucy, a 7-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.