One of our customers says she never thought her puppy might have an affinity for underwear. Imagine her surprise when she saw Balboa grab a pair from an open hamper!

As our customer tried to stop Balboa, the dog scarfed down the underwear.

The dog’s momentary indiscretion quickly turned scary, when our customer says Balboa began looking ill. At that point, our customer took poor Balboa to an emergency veterinary clinic, where veterinary staff induced vomiting.

In all, ASPCA Pet Health Insurance reimbursed her $136 for Balboa’s medical crisis.

After throwing up the offending unmentionable, Balboa’s now fine. The same probably can’t be said for the underwear.

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Customer Stories


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!

Meet the Author

Julia H.

Social Media Coordinator

Pet Parent to:

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

Blog Guidelines

While we’ll strive to present all viewpoints on this blog, comments will be reviewed before posting. Offensive or inappropriate language, off-topic remarks and comments containing personal policy information will not be featured.

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.

As always, if you have a question about your plan, call us at 1-866-204-6764.

*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.