My little Mimi, a black fluffy medium haired 4 year old cat, suffered an injury to her right front leg. I didn't witness the injury, but just noticed she seemed to be in pain and was limping and sometimes holding up her right paw. I checked her paw, thinking her claw may have been torn or her footpad injured, nothing was found. I decided to wait a day or so to see if she would get better. It only became worse. Reluctantly I took her to the vet. I say reluctantly, because I was unemployed and on very limited income. Financially this just was a very bad time, but my sweety Mimi needed care. My veterinarian examined Mimi and found no visible injury. She prescribed baby aspirin to ease the pain and suggested I return for x-rays if Mimi was still limping in 2 weeks. Well, 2 weeks later we were back at the veterinarian. X-rays were complete and we were all pleased to find no broken or fractured bones, but still perplexed as to why she was limping. We concluded, a possible sprain.
As the weeks went by with twice per week doses of baby aspirin, Mimi steadily improved and is now doing fine. However...(sigh)... there was the bill. Not outrageous charges from my long standing veterinarian, but a good portion from an unemployment check. I am so thankful and grateful I had ASPCA Pet Health Insurance. It was so easy. I simply faxed my veterinarian receipts and claim form to the ASPCA. With a quick e-mail they informed that my claim was being processed. Within a few wee