Spring is a popular time to add a pet to the family, so what's the best way to get ready for a new furry friend? Take our quiz to see how much you know!


1. What should you have ready for a new pet?
a) Safe pet toys
b) Collar and ID tag
c) Both a and b
c) Chew toys can keep pups from chewing things they shouldn't, and interactive toys can help dogs and cats burn energy. A collar and ID are important even for indoor pets in case they slip out.


2. When should you bring a new pet to the vet?
a) As soon as possible
b) At 1 year old
c) Only if he or she gets hurt or sick
a) The ASPCA® recommends a check-up during the first week home. Our wellness options cover an annual exam as well as other wellness treatments like vaccines and spaying or neutering.


3. How should a new pet be introduced to other pets?
a) Right away
b) Gradually with supervision
c) After a month
b) Give your new pet some time to get used to his or her new environment first, and then make introductions slowly. Don't force interactions and watch to make sure there are no issues.


How many did you get right? See another new pet quiz from our blog here.

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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!

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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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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.

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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.