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Following up our post about dogs and snoring, we thought we’d discuss cats who saw logs in their sleep.

According to VetInfo, cats sometimes snore as they experience different levels of sleep just like humans. But some causes of snoring may signal another health problem and require veterinary care.

If you have questions about your feline’s snoring, it’s best to check with your veterinarian to make sure everything’s OK.

Some common causes of cat snoring, according to Pets4Home, include:

Allergies to spores, pollen or other triggers of sensitivity
Normal coughs, colds and snuffles
An upper respiratory tract infection
A foreign body lodged in the back of the throat, such as a blade of grass, a polyp or tumor growing within the nasal passages or throat
Feline asthma, or a narrowing of the airways of the lungs that can cause snoring and other respiratory symptoms
Feline obesity, leading to a partial obstruction of the airways when your cat is asleep 

 

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World Veterinary Day is this Saturday, April 27, and we'd like to thank veterinarians for all their hard work. Unfortunately, veterinary visits have been declining during tougher economic times, and not all pets are getting the care they need. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to the vet and your pet.

1. Avoid putting off a call or visit.
Veterinarians report seeing pets when they're three days sicker these days.+ That waiting time can make a pet's condition more difficult to treat.

2. Don't rely on "Dr. Google."
The Internet can be useful, but it shouldn't be a substitute for your vet. An exam by a doctor who knows your pet's history can mean more accurate treatment and a better prognosis.

3. Have a backup plan.
Know where to go in case your pet gets hurt or sick after regular clinic hours. Our Veterinary Locator tool can help you find emergency clinics in your area.

Remember, your plan covers visits to any licensed veterinarian in the US or Canada, including emergency clinics as well as specialists.

 

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It’s difficult to think about, but who would take care of your pet if something happened to you?

Choosing to leave funds for the care of your pet after you pass is a personal decision. You can put your pet in your will or set funds aside for the person you have chosen to care for your furry companion.
 
Our friends at the ASPCA® have some helpful advice you should keep in mind when making your decision. 

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We listed the fruits that are safe for your dog in an earlier blog post, now it’s time to talk veggies!

There are plenty of dog-safe vegetables out there and plenty of ways to prepare them.  If you’re looking to give your pooch a healthy snack, Dog Channel has a great list of which vegetables are safe for dogs.

Also, check out our list of harmful foods. If your pet has a poison emergency, the ASPCA® Animal Poison Control Center can help at 1-888-426-4435. ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plans cover calls to the Animal Poison Control Center.

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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!

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Julia H.

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Lucy, a 7-year-old rescued Golden Retriever/Chow Chow mix

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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.