“My dog Scooter had always been healthy and active and never shown any signs of aches or pains. He also hadn’t shown any signs of pain before he suddenly started passing blood. The veterinarian said it was a case of kidney stones, and Scooter had to have emergency surgery. If the operation hadn’t been done right away, they said Scooter could have died. The operation was a success, and Scooter is back to his frisky self. The bill for his treatment was $1,300 and my ASCPA Pet Health Insurance plan paid a large portion, for which Scooter and I are very happy.”
-Allen D., Mesa, AZ
“Jack was only a few weeks old when I bought ASPCA Pet Health insurance for him. As a puppy, he got into everything, and I would get so worried. My husband lost his job, and costly vet bills would have been devastating. I know that if Jack ever needs to go to the veterinarian, my ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan will help me get the care he needs. The representatives are wonderful and so informative, I know they care about each animal. I highly recommend this insurance to everyone. You have insurance for yourself as a safety net, your beloved furry family member should have it, too.”
- Cameron S., Lancaster, PA
We brought you information on feeding a senior cat, now this blog is going to the dogs! Dogs can begin to experience age-related changes such as obesity and arthritis as young as 7 years old. Bone up on feeding tips with this article from our friends at the ASPCA® and learn more about feeding an aging dog!
"Our Jack Russell woke us up crying loudly in our living room. It scared us, and we knew something was wrong. We found Tammy lying in a pool of urine and blood, and we knew she was in trouble. We decided to take her to a pet emergency hospital for help. We knew the bill could be expensive, and we wondered how we where going to afford it.
A bell rang in my head that we were OK because we have ASPCA Pet Health Insurance. A big weight was taken off our shoulders and our thoughts could now be focused on Tammy's health, not finances. Today Tammy is fine, and our family will have a Christmas because we had pet insurance. Thanks, ASPCA Pet Health Insurance."
-Brian S., Hoboken, NJ
“We would have spent a small fortune on our puppy Koby if we had not taken the advice of our veterinarian and purchased pet insurance. We are very happy with ASPCA Pet Health Insurance and the security of knowing that he is covered for the unexpected, such as when he was stung by a bee and had to go to the hospital. Pet insurance is definitely worth the money.”
- Lana C., Oakland, CA
Pet 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!
“I adopted Sheila soon after we had to put down our much loved Terrier because we could not afford the operation she required. I signed up for ASPCA Pet Health Insurance the day after we got Sheila. This past year she has had to have two operations for tumors. Thanks to this insurance, we will hopefully be playing fetch with her for a long time!”
- Martina F., Buffalo, NY
Did you know that cats should start on a senior diet at 7 years old? Or that older cats have been known to progressively gain weight in spite of eating fewer calories? Cats begin to display age-related changes at between 7 to 12 years old and some of these changes can be controlled with diet.
Check out this article from our friends at the ASPCA© to learn more about feeding an older cat!
“Mimi got into a bag of deep-fried snacks and ate at least half the bag. She threw up all day, couldn't walk and drank very little water. Without pet insurance, I may have not taken her to the doctor so soon But, because I can get a large percentage of my bill reimbursed, I don't hesitate to take her to the veterinarian. She is now back to being herself again.”
- Joy T., Toledo, OH
“My 17-year-old cat Cookie stopped eating and was lethargic, so I was frantic to get her to the veterinarian. Since Cookie is not very active, I decided to let her in my car without a carrier. When we got to the veterinarian, I put my foot on the brake and she let out an awful yowl. I realized that her tail had been on the brake. The veterinarian ended up doing blood work for her lethargy and X-rays for her tail. Luckily, Cookie’s tail was OK. The bill was almost $1,000 and I was thankful for the help I received from her ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan.”
- Bonnie R., Reno, NV
Our dogs have some of the biggest, happiest grins we’ve ever seen, but sometimes their breath just about knocks us off our feet! Dental care may help prevent “doggy breath” and this article in DogTime features advice from the American Animal Hospital Association on how to care for your dog’s teeth.
Also, did you know that annual dental cleanings are covered by the Advanced Wellness option available with select ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plans? Learn more.