“I took Alfalfa outside, and he jetted away to the same spot I thought I had seen a raccoon the day before. I rushed over to pull Alfalfa away, and he briefly got caught in a thorn bush and suffered a big scrape and cut. I took him to the emergency room, where he received treatment and antibiotics. Alfalfa is fine and doesn’t have a scar like I thought he would. He is my child, and I am so glad to have ASPCA Pet Health Insurance for him!” – Rochelle D., Worcester, MA

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“My dog, Queenie, was bitten twice by a rattlesnake last year. She almost did not make it. Through the grace of God and help from my ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan, she is still with me and still my one true love. Thank you ASPCA Pet Health Insurance!"

Kara C., Santa Fe, N.M.

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"I love exploring the outdoors, and my dog Sophie goes everywhere with me. I had a feeling that giving her freedom to explore might increase her chances of injury or sickness. Signing up for ASPCA Pet Health Insurance was the best thing I've ever done. Multiple times we've needed your service to help cover veterinary costs. Sophie is naturally healthy, but as I anticipated, her high energy and accidental encounters have meant a few costly trips to the vet. I am very grateful for the reimbursements!"

— Anna H., Santa Cruz, CA

A Bedlington Terrier with a history of hair-raising accidents probably would be happy to a be a landlubber after being pitched from a boat earlier this year.

Bred as hunters, Bedlington Terriers look like sheep, but they are known for having the hearts of lions. That’s a good thing because one Bedlington in particular has had to get himself out of a couple of scrapes.

ASPCA Pet Health Insurance customer Becky C. tells us her dog, Carl, was tossed from the boat in which he was riding after the vessel hit a log. The dog was hit by the boat’s motor when he landed in the water. Carl suffered a few cuts that needed stitches, and he aspirated some water.

Luckily Carl’s OK now!

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One dog unwrapped some trouble when she found corn cobs in a bag in the kitchen of her pet parents’ home in New England.

Ruined husks littering the dog’s bed gave her pet parent, Nancy K.,* all the clues she needed when she discovered her dog in severe pain one Sunday afternoon. Nancy took the dog to an emergency clinic, where the Greyhound was treated for her corn binge.

ASPCA Pet Health Insurance reimbursed the dog’s pet parents more than $260 for this accidental ingestion, and luckily the dog was OK.

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This stroll was far from leisurely for this customer and his dog.

A 4-year-old Labrador retriever was on a walk with his pet parent when he was suddenly attacked by a swarm of bees.

He was stung more than 30 times while rolling on the ground, trying to get them off. The dog suffered an allergic reaction, which can be fatal.

Luckily, he was rushed to the veterinarian where he got injections to combat the reaction.

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“This is my 2-year-old Jack Russell mix. We adopted him when he was 5 months old after he’d been hit by a car and his back legs were still healing. He also got very ill a few days after coming home. Once he got better, we enrolled him in ASPCA Pet Health Insurance. We’ve been very pleased with the coverage and level of service. Today, he’s a healthy and strong boy! He loves sleeping in the sun in his ‘kitty cat bed.’ Thank you, ASPCA Pet Health Insurance!”

—Submitted by: An ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Pet Parent*

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It seems this dog has quite the urgent sweet tooth!

A pet parent returned home to find her Springer Spaniel had opened and eaten an entire bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups—wrappers and all.

She instantly took her dog, plus the empty bag of candy, to her veterinarian. The veterinarian used liquid charcoal to induce vomiting.

Once back at home, the dog was his playful self again, and his parent hid all the household candy in some out-of-reach cabinets.

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We’ll give this feline the benefit of the doubt that all of this was purely an accident.

A customer’s kitty knocked the dog’s arthritis medication off the counter and onto the floor. When the pet parent found the empty, chewed medicine bottle in her room, she knew her dog had gobbled up all the pills.

Thankfully, the pup is OK and ASPCA Pet Health Insurance reimbursed this pet parent $420 for the medical expenses.
 
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In what must have been a heart-stopping moment, one of our customers recently found her 6-month-old Goldendoodle chewing on a steak knife he had grabbed off the kitchen counter.

Though he initially seemed OK, she rushed him to the veterinarian when she noticed he was breathing differently later. By then, the family also realized a fork had gone missing, so all eyes turned to the pilfering puppy.

Thankfully, the X-rays only showed a swollen soft palate—and no sign of a fork—so no procedures or medications were needed.

ASPCA Pet Health Insurance reimbursed this customer more than $140 for the diagnostic procedures to put everyone’s mind at ease. We’re so relieved this puppy is OK!

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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.