“My daughter was visiting, and we were about to go out. Typically, Vinnie will sit at the door waiting for a leash to be a clipped before he would go, but this time the door was slightly opened. He darted straight out after a cat across the street. In a blink, he had crossed the street, chasing the cat into the path of an oncoming vehicle with him just behind. The cat made it, but the vehicle clipped Vinnie. We scooped him up and took him to the emergency veterinary clinic. Luckily, there were no broken bones, just road rash in several places and a bleeding nail bed. I was so glad I had taken the time to invest in an ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan for Vinnie.” -Audrey P., San Jose, CA

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“Chirpa is my Lhasa Apso who just turned 16. He was recently diagnosed with an eye condition that caused granule deposits in his corneas. It is very painful and can only be corrected surgically. He had to have bilateral cornea grafts, and he almost didn't make it through the procedure. Chirpa spent the weekend in the emergency clinic but pulled through and is now fully recovered! Thanks to Chirpa’s ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan, I was reimbursed for a large portion of the cost. I am so thankful because I get to come home every day to Chirpa’s smiling face!” -Tiffany H., Palo Alto, CA

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"Our Chihuahua, Sophie Marie, was frantically looking for the stool she uses to get on and off on the bed, and I leaned over to show her were it was. We bumped heads, and Sophie Marie fell backward. She first hit the stool and then the floor. The next morning she showed signs of lameness, and I took her to her veterinarian. Our collision caused a sprain that kept Sophie Marie from her regular activity for 4 to 5 weeks. It was hard to keep her still for that long, but Sophie Marie is now back to normal." -Linda D., Medford, NJ

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"During a hike, Autumn took off barking towards the base of a tree. She quickly returned with a full face of quills from a porcupine. We were an hour away from the car, and by the time we arrived at the emergency vet clinic, the waiting room was full. So I decided to go home and call our mobile veterinarian. Autumn was anesthetized, and they used pliers to take out each quill. The veterinarian prescribed antibiotics, and Autumn looked like herself again by the next day. These accidents can happen, and I was glad I had ASPCA Pet Health Insurance!" -Mindy H., Brattleboro, VT

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“Our beautiful dog Annie has just made a full recovery from a recent stroke at the age of 14. Her ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan has helped us immensely through this difficult time. We tell all of our friends how great the service has been, and how it was there for us when we truly needed it. Annie is the love of our lives, and she will always be the best friend we could ever wish for in life.” –Sandy C., Hollywood, FL

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“We were giving our dogs a bath, when Violet put her foot over the drain and her toenails went through the holes. When Violet tried to get out of the tub, several of her nails snapped off. She was bleeding pretty badly, so we rushed her to the emergency veterinary hospital. She was sedated, given antibiotics and her foot was sterilized and wrapped. I was thankful for Violet’s ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan!” –Elaine K., Scranton, PA

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"My dog Molly was a year old when I came home to find a chewed up container on the floor. It used to contain five fishing flies, but I only found two. I immediately called my awesome vet.

I told him what happened, and he said bring her in for X-rays. And there they were, three flies in her belly. He gave me a mixture to feed her and after a week, the flies had passed.

Thanks to my ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan for making this emergency manageable!” -David H., Boulder, CO

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"Our dog Flower was diagnosed with diabetes, and it cost quite a bit to regulate her blood sugar levels. Now she is a happy dog and doing great! Our ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan has been the best thing that has ever happened to us, and we plan to insure all of our future pets right away. Pets are just like people and deserve to have health insurance too." -Vivian R., Freeport, NY

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“After the passing of a beloved pet, I went to the shelter to adopt another pet who needed a home. There was a little brown dog who would not take her eyes off of me. I had been told that the dog could bite, and no one had adopted her for that reason. I could not leave the shelter without trying some interaction with the pup. I was left in a room alone with Ursula and almost immediately she was on my lap, kissing me. I took her home and that was just about year ago.

At first I didn't think I needed pet insurance because Ursula was happy. But I cannot say enough good things about our ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan. Ursula became very ill after having a reaction to inoculations, and her pet insurance plan helped me afford the care she needed. Today, she is a healthy little girl although she will have to have intravenous shots of Benadryl before she can receive her scheduled rabies vaccine or heartworm medication. I hope that a million people sign up for pet insurance for their adopted pets!” -Stacey M., Waterbury, CT

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"I rescued Gizmo when he was 5 months old. A young woman owned him, but she could no longer care for him in her small apartment. German Shorthair Pointers, like Gizmo, require a lot of exercise. I'm a trainer, so I’ve made sure to provide him with plenty of opportunities to stretch his legs, as well as give him the consistent training he requires. He is still a puppy, however, and he gets into everything. His puppy antics have caused him quite a few injuries and illness.

I have sent in 3 claims within a short period of time, and I'm totally and absolutely impressed with ASPCA Pet Health Insurance! They have been prompt and efficient. This tells me they know puppies, and I really appreciate that. I am very thankful that Gizmo has an ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan." -Ella W., Santa Clara, CA

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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.