Tired Golden Retriever

"My dog, Woodrow, is a 6-year-old Golden Retriever who is our baby! One night, the sound of Woodrow vomiting awakened me. This happened a couple times, and he looked white and pale. I immediately called our 24-hour animal hospital and took Woodrow in. He had to have surgery for gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV), which is a life-threatening condition where the stomach becomes distended with gas and twists on itself, kinking important blood vessels in the abdomen that leads to shock. His stomach was rotated back and then tacked to the abdominal wall to prevent this from happening in the future. It took Woodrow a month or more to get back to his regular self. All the stars must have lined up for Woodrow that night! Thank goodness he sleeps upstairs with us and that the hospital had a surgeon on-call. And, finally, thanks to Woodrow’s ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan that reimbursed much of our costs!” –Johnny H., Muttontown, NY

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Julia H.

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Pet Parent to:

Lucy, an 8-year-old rescued Golden Retriever/Chow Chow mix

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*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.