mixed breed yorkie

"I am Princess's third owner, after she spent years being unwanted, mistreated and unloved. I found her while searching online for new dog. I had lost my previous pup and felt a space in my life. Princess has a fear of men, and it took a long time for her to come around to me.

She has since been diagnosed with granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis (GME), an inflammatory disease that acts in many ways like cancer. She has inflammation of the spinal column, and it had paralyzed her. But thanks to expert veterinary care and the help of her ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan, Princess is now able to walk again without pain. She does have some trouble with bladder control, but I can deal with that. I take her into the veterinarian’s office each day for a pill that she will not let me give her. The insurance has been wonderful in helping me keep her alive, and I am deeply grateful." -Kyle A., West Nyack, NY


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Customer Stories

two toy poodles

"I live in an apartment complex with my two Toy Poodles, Paris and Milan. I was taking them out for their last potty break of the evening when Milan sniffed a small fertilizer pellet. Milan started making a noise like a reverse sneeze, almost like she was gasping for air. I looked up her nose and spied the pellet. We immediately went to the emergency animal clinic. They used an instrument much like a pair of tweezers to pull out the pellet and then flushed her nose. I have always been very happy with my ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan. I never want to think about cost when it comes to the care of my pets." -Angela C., Flagstaff, AZ

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Customer Stories


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.