Arturo Ingested Gopher Bait

“My husband buried gopher bait out in the backyard. Later on, he noticed that one of our dogs had been digging around where he buried the bait. We figured by the size of the hole that it had to have been Arturo, our Miniature Australian Shepherd, rather than our Lab. I took Arturo straight to our veterinarian's office, knowing he had an ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan. If I had waited, I would not have seen any symptoms for 72 hours and by then it would have been too late. The veterinarian induced vomiting and found a glow to it, meaning that Arturo had definitely ingested the gopher bait. The veterinarian administered charcoal to Arturo several times over a 24-hour period, and my dog is now back to his rambunctious self.” Clarissa D., Red Bluff, CA

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Sally’s Expensive Tooth Extractions

“My poor Sally, who I adopted when she was 3 years old, had to have two teeth pulled. It was expensive, but her ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan helped lighten the load!” –Marie P., Groton, MA

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Glen’s Multiple Mishaps

“Glen, my Husky, loves to eat socks and small toys. One day he got very sick, and we took him to the emergency veterinary hospital. He had to have to have exploratory surgery, and the veterinary team found a cut in his stomach along with a parasite in his intestines. About a year later he was playing outside and came in limping. He tore his CCL and had to have knee surgery. Glen is perfectly fine now, but the insurance has saved me a lot of money. It was the best decision of my life!” –Veronica J., Mt. Pleasant, MI

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Pam's Alley Cat Antics

“Pam, my indoor cat, and I live in an apartment with an alley in the back. Once Pam got out and ventured into the alley. Soon I heard a cat fight. I was so worried! Pam had been inside her whole life, and I didn’t know if she would be able to defend herself.

I rushed out into the alley, and I saw Pam hissing and pushing away a huge male cat. Luckily, I got Pam inside, but she kept licking her paw, and I could see it was bleeding. We went to the vet right away, and I was told Pam needed minor surgery.

I was very nervous about how much it would cost. I’d had an ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan for Pam, but I hadn’t used it so far. Thank goodness for that policy!

After I paid the deductible, my pet insurance plan paid about 80% of the remainder. I would have been out several hundred dollars without it, and I don’t have that kind of money.

Pam has been lucky since then, but there is nothing like the reassurance I feel because she is covered. I will never have to choose between her health and money.” –Calista M., Calabasas, CA

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Protecting Mom

“I stepped outside with my dog Kyle one night and was surprised to get knocked down by a stranger waiting in the dark. Kyle leapt into action to keep me safe, chasing the man away after a short struggle.

Luckily, Kyle only suffered a minor back injury that was treated by my veterinarian the next day. I’m so thankful for my pup who protected his pet mom and happy to protect him with ASPCA Pet Health Insurance!” –Virginia P., St. Louis, MO

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Happy Yellow Labrador on grass

“I first bought Alex an ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan after he ingested a bottle cap. This time we had left a fire starter log, the size of a candy bar, wrapped in a plastic bag and tucked under firewood on the hearth. We came to find ripped plastic on the floor, along with a little debris. We called animal poison control, and we were instructed on how to make Alex throw up. He vomited quite a bit initially and then carried on retching on and off through the night and into the morning. We took him to the veterinarian, where they took X-rays then gave him fluids and shots. We were also told to feed him a bland diet to help settle his stomach.” – Hannah W., Wheeling, WV

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White Chihuahua sitting

“Most recently I had to submit two claims on my ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plans for my furry babies, as they were both injured on two separate occasions. I was very pleased with the quick turnaround and fantastic customer service! They guided me through the whole process, and I couldn't have felt more appreciated as a customer. I have no doubt that purchasing my ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plans was the best decision I have ever made!” –Annabelle W., Redding, CA

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German Shepherd mix in snow

“My dog, Morgan, has been covered by an ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan for several years. He was 9 when we signed on, and he was covered all along until he passed away at 14. I felt everyone behind my ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan has bent backwards to help with claims and payments, and customer service was always thoughtful and helpful. I recommend ASPCA Pet Health Insurance to anyone looking to buy pet insurance.” -Emma W., Soledad, CA

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Chihuahua on a beach

"We took our dogs with us to a lakefront cottage. One of our Chihuahuas jumped off the edge of the deck and seriously fractured her leg. After surgery, she spent 9 weeks in a cast, but she is now fine.

People are shocked when I tell them the cost of the entire treatment. We're thankful we had ASPCA Pet Health Insurance to help!" -Gary L, Bridgeport, CT

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Airedale sitting on a beach

“Tony was barking at the delivery man, and Tony ran into my knee on his way to the door. Later, he started pawing at his right eye, and he continued to be bothered by it through the night and into the next morning. We took him to the veterinarian to make sure he wasn’t doing any damage to his eye with his paw. After treatment, including eye drops, Tony is OK. We are glad to have an ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan for Tony because he is a very active dog. A previous dewclaw accident, which resulted in surgery, prompted us to get it.” -Joe C., Winooski, VT

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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.