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Are you looking to adopt a new pet? Perhaps one with wit and wisdom well beyond his or her years? Our friends at the ASPCA® know that older pets need homes too, and they’ve written about the perks of adopting an older dog or cat.

Unlike puppies or kitties, older pets tend to be easier to train, and they’re more likely to be housetrained already. With age can come the potential for some behavioral quirks in older dogs and cats, but they make up for it by being super loving!

 

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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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Pet Blog - Meet Your Match with the ASPCA

Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of true love, which is what our friends at the ASPCA® would like to help find between pets and potential adopters. To that end, they’ve developed a unique research-based program called Meet Your Match.®

With Meet Your Match, shelters evaluate pets for distinct “canine-alities” or “feline-alities” and assign them one of nine fun and descriptive labels. For instance, cats might be “Private Investigators,” “Sidekicks,” or “Party Animals.” Dogs can be “Couch Potatoes,” “Goofballs,” or “Go-Getters.” Adopters are given a survey to identify their own personalities and lifestyles. Then matches can be made.

Adopters who use Meet Your Match are less likely to return their new housemates to the shelter, while the pets are more likely to adjust easily to their new homes. The program is a great way to promote successful adoptions and, in some cases, find true furry love.

If you’re looking to adopt, ask your local shelters if they use Meet Your Match. If not, you can suggest it to them or read up on the pet personalities online and consider them as you look for your soul mate.

Learn more about Meet Your Match on the ASPCA’s website.

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ASPCA Happenings

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, 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.