"Theo, our beloved Puggle (Beagle/Pug mix), decided to chew on a bottle of allergy medication when he was 8 months old. We weren't sure how many pills he ingested (none were left in the bottle), but it was probably 20 to 30. We took him to the veterinarian who consulted with the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center. Their instructions were to induce vomiting, administer charcoal, and monitor Theo — all of which added up to a big bill. I'm glad we decided to get pet insurance from the get-go!"

— Mike L., Durham, NC

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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!

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

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