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The holidays are a welcome time to relax, but unfortunately it’s not always free of those unexpected pet illnesses. Last year, Erika T. of Jefferson City, Mo.* spent a tense New Year’s Day at the emergency animal hospital when her dog, Karma, began to vomit blood.

For about a month prior, Karma was getting sick a few times a week though he still was happy and active as ever.

“I figured Karma’s sickness was from too many table scraps or the new kibble he was eating,” Erika said. “But that morning, I knew something else had to be wrong, so I rushed him to the animal hospital.”

At the hospital, the veterinarian did an ultrasound and blood test on Karma. Thankfully, the results came back normal. The veterinarian advised Erika to feed Karma a bland diet and monitor him closely, as he likely had the flu.

While Erika was relieved that her dog was OK, she now had an expensive veterinary bill on the first day of the New Year. But we were able to help with some of the costs for this unexpected emergency.

Erika told us: “Thank you, ASPCA Pet Health Insurance, for a stress-free claims process and prompt reimbursements!”

As New Year’s rolls around again, we hope you have a happy and safe holiday!

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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.