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We have so much to be thankful for this time of year… warm nuzzles on cold mornings, four-legged dance routines when we walk in the door—and all of our Facebook fans!

To show our thanks, we’ll be giving away a great messenger bag this month. To enter the sweepstakes, like us on Facebook and fill out our short entry form.

Prize (value $29.99) courtesy of the ASPCA Pet Health Insurance program. Sweepstakes ends Nov. 26, 2013. No purchase necessary. See official rules

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"Our dog Flower was diagnosed with diabetes, and it cost quite a bit to regulate her blood sugar levels. Now she is a happy dog and doing great! Our ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan has been the best thing that has ever happened to us, and we plan to insure all of our future pets right away. Pets are just like people and deserve to have health insurance too." -Vivian R., Freeport, NY

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Friday's Furry Friend is a weekly feature that showcases pet photos we receive from our customers and Facebook fans. Email us  a photo of your pet with the subject, "My Furry Friend."

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In our November Customer Newsletter, we addressed some issues that can come up when you bring your pet along on holiday visits. But what if you can’t decide whether to take your pet or not? Here are a few factors to consider. 

Your pet: If your pet is the type that acts out when you’re away, consider bringing your furry friend with you. If your pet doesn’t adjust easily to or behave well in new environments, it may be best to leave him or her behind with a pet sitter.

Your host: Make sure your host is OK with a fuzzy guest. Ask if anyone has allergies or is uncomfortable around dogs or cats, and see if there’s anything you can do to help those situations. Also, find out if there are any other pets in the home, and determine the best way to make introductions.

And let’s not forget you: If you’ll be nervous leaving your pet in the care of others, you may want your pal as a travel companion. On the flip side, if taking your pet will heighten your anxiety, leaving him or her with a friend, a pet sitter or at a kennel may be best.

Whatever you decide, remember to take a moment during the hectic holiday season to appreciate the bond you share together. Happy holidays!

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“After the passing of a beloved pet, I went to the shelter to adopt another pet who needed a home. There was a little brown dog who would not take her eyes off of me. I had been told that the dog could bite, and no one had adopted her for that reason. I could not leave the shelter without trying some interaction with the pup. I was left in a room alone with Ursula and almost immediately she was on my lap, kissing me. I took her home and that was just about year ago.

At first I didn't think I needed pet insurance because Ursula was happy. But I cannot say enough good things about our ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan. Ursula became very ill after having a reaction to inoculations, and her pet insurance plan helped me afford the care she needed. Today, she is a healthy little girl although she will have to have intravenous shots of Benadryl before she can receive her scheduled rabies vaccine or heartworm medication. I hope that a million people sign up for pet insurance for their adopted pets!” -Stacey M., Waterbury, CT

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Friday's Furry Friend is a weekly feature that showcases pet photos we receive from our customers and Facebook fans. Email us  a photo of your pet with the subject, "My Furry Friend."

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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.