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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.

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2/21/2013 4:26:49 AM #

For All Pet Lovers

What a great article. Being a pet owner is a truly special endeavor. You must be ready to love, care, and understand your pet every day. And just as important, you must be ready in the event of an emergency with your pet's health. After working in an animal hospital for 15 years, I have seen what a difference pet insurance can make to a family. It not only helps with emergencies, but also with the routine visits that are so important. This is something every pet parent needs to consider!

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