Cat Photo: Black & White Love Bug

“I recently adopted a 12-year-old cat who is so sweet and cuddly. He just wants to be loved!”

—Submitted by: An ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Pet Parent*

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!

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Photo Friday: Lucky Blue Eyes

“My dog started coughing and getting really sick. Thanks to ASPCA Pet Health Insurance, we had the financial support to run the necessary tests to diagnose and treat this condition.”

—Submitted by: An ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Pet Parent*

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!

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Pet parents can help their dogs and cats stay healthy by vaccinating them against illness.

Vaccinations are an important part of keeping your pet healthy and safe from various diseases. You should consult with your veterinarian about vaccinating your particular pet, but here are some important points to keep in mind.

Why should you vaccinate your pet?

Vaccinations contain agents that resemble disease-causing microorganisms. They mildly stimulate your pet’s immunity system, so it can more easily recognize and fight off diseases in the future. In addition to providing valuable protection for your pet, vaccines help humans by controlling the spread of dangerous diseases, like rabies, that can be transmitted to people.

Do vaccines have side effects?

It’s important to remember that vaccines don’t cause the diseases they’re designed to prevent. However, they can cause minor reactions such as fever, lethargy or soreness at the injection site. In less common cases, pets may experience more serious problems like immune response disorders. Ask your veterinarian about potential issues when you vaccinate your pet.

Does our pet insurance cover vaccines?

Yes! Vaccines are included under our wellness care coverage offered with Levels 3 and 4 of our pet insurance. Our routine wellness care option covers vaccines for coronavirus, canine or feline distemper, and rabies. Our more advanced option covers these vaccines as well as those for Lyme disease, Bordatella, feline leukemia, and feline infectious peritonitis.

Be sure to check back later in the week as we continue our discussion on vaccinations.

In the meantime, you can also find more information about vaccinations for dogs or for cats in the Pet Care section of the ASPCA’s website.

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Photo Friday: Keeping a Close Watch

“My cat suffers from frequent eye infections. It happened twice this year, and both times I was reimbursed for his care. I’m so happy with ASPCA Pet Health Insurance!”

Submitted by: An ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Pet Parent*

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!

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Photo Friday: Relaxing Tabby


“My cat has suffered from bladder problems. ASPCA Pet Health Insurance has helped us pay for the costly veterinary procedures so he could get back to being healthy again.” 

—Submitted by: An ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Pet Parent*

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!

 

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A Pet Parent Asks: 
Three months ago, we sadly had to put our dog to sleep. However, at that time, we did not realize that euthanasia could be covered by our insurance. I just discovered this when I was getting in touch to have him removed from our coverage. Is it still possible to get reimbursed?

ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Answers:
Please accept my condolences. I know there are few things in life more difficult than losing a pet.

We understand that when something happens to a pet, your first thoughts are about caring for your pet and your family instead of filling out insurance forms. Therefore, all customers have 180 days from the date of service to file a claim. For an ASPCA Pet Health Insurance claim form, click here.

Also, all of our plans allow for end of life coverage. Please refer to your individual policy for specifics.
 
You can submit the completed form to us by mail, fax or email (you’ll find the contact information on the claim form). You also must submit a copy of the invoice from your veterinarian, but your veterinarian does not need to sign the form.

Call us if you have more questions at 1-866-204-6764.

Pet Parent Q&A is a regular column that answers customer questions in an effort to educate others. This is not a forum to receive responses to specific inquiries. Please call Customer Service at 1-866-204-6764 or email cservice@aspcapetinsurance.com for immediate assistance.

 

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Photo Friday: Expenses Mount for Resilient Puppy

“Though I have pet insurance for my dog now, I wish I had purchased it when she was puppy. My little trouper had three surgeries before her first birthday! All together, the veterinary bills maxed out my credit card, which is hard to pay since I’m on a fixed income. I advise everyone to enroll their pets with ASPCA Pet Health Insurance. Our furry family members are worth it!”

—Submitted by: An ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Pet Parent*

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!

 

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A Pet Parent Asks:

Do your plans cover specialists, like dermatologists?

ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Answers:

Yes! With our plans, you can use your veterinarian or any other licensed veterinarian in the US or Canada. You do not have to select from a list of providers. This includes specialist and emergency care visits, when the treatment provided is covered under your plan.

Pet Parent Q&A is a regular column that answers customer questions in an effort to educate others. This is not a forum to receive responses to specific inquiries. Please call Customer Service at 1-866-204-6764 or email cservice@aspcapetinsurance.com for immediate assistance.

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“It was a no brainer for us to get ASPCA Pet Health Insurance for our Rottweiler. Since then, he was diagnosed with bone cancer in his rear hind leg. We wanted him to have the best quality of life, so we decided to have his leg amputated. Today, he’s doing fantastic and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Having ASPCA Pet Health Insurance has allowed us to focus on him instead of worrying about the growing costs of his treatments. The reimbursements have been extremely helpful in making sure we can get our ‘Rottie’ all the care he needs!”

 

—Submitted by: An ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Pet Parent*

 

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!

 

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Caring for Each Other

"My Golden Retriever began her life as a diamond in the rough. She started as a lonely shelter dog and blossomed into a well-trained professional assistance dog. Her story is inspiring! ASPCA Pet Health Insurance allows me to care for my furry daughter, best friend and diabetes alert dog in the way she deserves to be treated. We now take care of each other, and with ASPCA Pet Health Insurance, I don’t have to worry about whether I can afford my dog’s care. That’s a huge relief to both of us. I recommend ASPCA Pet Health Insurance to everyone, and I would never be without it again!"

—Submitted by: An ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Pet Parent*

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!

 

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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, 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.