April 2012

Enjoy a safe and happy spring
with your Pet!

As April showers give way to May flowers, you may be opening more windows, tending the garden or cleaning around the house. Check out our tips to help your pet stay safe this spring, as well as our round-up of April events.

Help keep your pet out of harm's way
with these spring safety tips.

Screen Check

Before you open up your windows to let in that lovely spring breeze, make sure your screens are secure. Your pet could push them open and get hurt or lost.

Spring Cleaning

Be careful to keep potentially poisonous products out of your pet's reach as you do your spring cleaning chores and store them safely when you're done.

Garden Safety

If you're sprucing up your garden, remember that fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides can harm your pet. Read the directions and follow warnings closely.

If your pet ingests something poisonous, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center can help at 1-888-426-4435.

You'll find more spring safety tips for your pet at our blog.

Pet Speak: A Customer's Story*

"I love exploring the outdoors, and my dog Sophie goes everywhere with me. I had a feeling that giving her freedom to explore might increase her chances of injury or sickness. Signing up for ASPCA Pet Health Insurance was the best thing I've ever done.

Multiple times we've needed your service to help cover veterinary costs. Sophie is naturally healthy, but as I anticipated, her high energy and accidental encounters have meant a few costly trips to the vet. I am very grateful for the reimbursements!"

— Anna H., Santa Cruz, CA

Event Round-Up

April brings along some interesting pet events:

  • National Pet ID week, April 15 to 21 – Does your pet have an ID tag? A tag could be a lifesaver if your furry friend gets lost.

  • National Pet First Aid Month – Brush up on your first aid knowledge so you know what to do in case your pet has an accident.

  • National Hairball Awareness Day, April 27 – Give your cat or dog a good grooming in honor of this (cough) interesting holiday.

April is also Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month in honor of the ASPCA®'s founding in 1866. Find out how you can "Go Orange for Animals" at the ASPCA's website.

Save on New Pets

Get 10% off the base plan premium for additional pets
with Level 2, 3, or 4.
Call 1-866-204-6764.

Member Center

If you need to update your contact information, you can do it easily at the Member Center.

Spread the Word

Do your friends know they can get help affording their pets' veterinary care? Tell them now!

Share Your Story

We'd love to hear your story about why you chose us or how we helped your pet.

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*While the above testimonial may include examples of recent claim payouts, reimbursement is subject to the terms and conditions of your plan. Identifying information has been changed.

Conditions discussed in this e-newsletter are not necessarily covered by every ASPCA Pet Health Insurance plan. Please review your individual policy for specifics by visiting the Member Center online at www.aspcapetinsurance.com or call our customer service line at 1-866-204-6764.

This newsletter is not intended to provide advice on individual pet health or behavioral matters or to substitute for consultation with a veterinary doctor.

*While the above testimonial may include examples of recent claim payouts, reimbursement is subject to the terms and conditions of your plan. Identifying information has been changed.

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