I had a 10 year old golden whose family had a history of Hemangioscarcoma. My older golden was his Uncle and died at the age of 8. When Buddy wouldn't eat one meal, I took him to the vet. $10,000 later (surgery, heart arythmia, etc)we took Buddy home. VPI came through and sent us a check which covered more than we expected. They also paid for his cremation 6 months later...but it was a great 6 months for Buddy!! Barkley and Brody are covered under VPI as well.