April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, and each year our friends at the ASPCA® urge supporters across the country to support their efforts and Go Orange for Animals to mark the signing of the ASPCA's charter in 1866.
In honor of the ASPCA’s 147 years of helping animals, we’re awarding one lucky entrant a $100 gift certificate. Plus, we’ll have a photo album on Facebook of pets showing their support of the ASPCA’s mission!
To enter, like us on Facebook, fill out our short entry form and upload a picture of your pet sporting some orange. Or tweet a picture to @ASPCAPetIns with the hashtag #Pets4ASPCA!
The winner will be randomly selected. See the full official rules here.
If you are looking for inspiration, the ASPCA offers some tips how to “Go Orange.”
Love is in the air and we want to hear the tale of how you met your pet! You could win a $25 gift certificate!
To enter our “Love Story” sweepstakes, like us on Facebook and fill out our short entry form.
Accidents can happen to our feline friends in the blink of an eye. When emergencies do occur, pet parents may find it difficult to make rational decisions. That’s why it’s so important to have a plan in place before emergencies occur.
To get started, ask your veterinarian’s advice on creating a plan. Be sure to find the closest animal hospital that provides emergency care and make sure you have your veterinarian’s phone number handy.
Another number to keep close is ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center at (888)426-4435. They are available24/7 if you suspect your pet has ingested something hazardous.
Check out this article from our friends at the ASPCA® to learn more about emergency care for your feline friend, such as first aid tips and signs that your cat needs emergency help.
Remember, ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plans cover visits to any licensed veterinarian in the U.S. and Canada, including emergency clinics.
“When we took our dog, Lily, to get her shots updated, the veterinarian gave us an ASPCA Pet Health Insurance brochure. Not long after we purchased Lily an insurance plan, she became ill with an inflammation of her pancreas. We almost lost her. The bill was costly but thanks to our ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan, a large chunk of the cost was covered. It was great to get that check.”
-Donna J., Miami, FL
Keep your pet safe this Valentine’s Day!
Our friends at the ASPCA® have a full list of Valentine’s Day goodiespet parents should watch out for this holiday. For instance, make sure hazardous food, flowers and other holiday items are kept out of paw’s reach.
“I noticed my puppy, Tasha, eat something off the lawn. When I approached, I saw see she was eating lawn mushrooms, which can be very poisonous to dogs. I took Tasha to the emergency clinic, and she received treatment for the poison. This incident just goes to show that in a second, your plans can change and turn into a costly emergency. Luckily, I bought Tasha an ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan as soon as I adopted her so this costly emergency visit was covered. I suggest ASPCA Pet Health Insurance to everyone!”
-Katie L., New Milford, CT
Forget red or blue states, the real is battle is between cat and dog states! According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, Arkansas has the highest percentage of dog households and in Vermont, cat parents reign supreme.
We want to know: Do you live in a state where felines rule, or is your state keen on pups? Tell us on our Facebook page!
Have you ever wondered if your pet is a southpaw? Does your dog shake with his left paw, while your cat grabs at toys with her right?
If you’re curious, there are a few activities you can try with your pet to determine whether they are left or right-pawed.
• Shake paws with your dog
• Hide treats just out of your pet’s grasp
• Dangle something above her head and see which paw she uses to swipe at it
To read more about your pet’s dominant paw, check out this article from Pet 360.
If your pet had one wish for the New Year, what would it be? Tell us and you could win a pack full of prizes from the ASPCA® Online Store courtesy of the ASPCA Pet Health Insurance program!
To enter our “One Wish” sweepstakes, like us on Facebook and fill out our short entry form.
“My dog began bleeding from the nose during the night and I had to rush her to the emergency clinic to save her life. The cost of the emergency treatment was high, but Gizmo's ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan paid a large chunk of the cost. It is very reassuring to know that no matter what time of day my pet needs emergency care, my ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan can help defray the costs.”
- Jodi P., Dallas, TX
Photo Friday is a weekly column that showcases photos we receive from loving ASPCA Pet Health Insurance customers of their pets. If you want to see your pet featured, please email me!