My pitbull, Maggie, has degenerative myelopathy. She was diagnosed about a year ago. Fortunately, I got health insurance for Maggie, and two of our other dogs, in 2009 before she was diagnosed with DM. I did it because I had 3 dogs at the time and I never wanted to have to decide to help one out of life if something major happened and I couldn't afford the treatment. I had no idea what the future held and that a little over a year later, Maggie would begin showing signs of DM. If you love your pet like family, you realize that pet insurance is a not an option. For those of you with multiple dog households like me, I cannot stress the importance of dog insurance. Get insurance for your pets! It helps me take care of Maggie without worrying about affordability. I chose Petplan because it is one of the few insurance companies that covers hereditary conditions. In addition, they are affordable because they keep the cost of your premium low by NOT covering low cost routine care such as vaccines, heart worm or flea prevention, or spay/neuter surgery [which can only happen once :-)].
Petplan covers Maggie's hydrotherapy and therapeutic laser treatments. She goes 3 times weekly and has been doing so consistently since May 2011. They would even cover accupuncture, but no one offers veterinary accupuncture in Toledo. Another great thing is that Petplan even covered the cost of Maggie's cart after she became unable to walk. The absolute best part about Petplan is that your deductible