I'm an Italian Greyhound owner. Contrary to what most people think, the breed is not quite as fragile as it appears. However care MUST be taken against broken bones for the first year and a half, at least.
After losing 2 IGs in January of 2011, we brought another one into the fold. I decided to invest in pet insurance, because most iggie puppies are hyper and just plain crazy! Boy, am I glad I did! Our little CeCi has definitely had some issues in her young life (she'll be 2 in November). No broken bones (knock wood), but she had a run-in with fire ants, which caused swelling of her joints and much pain; she is treated off and on with antibiotics for IBS or IBD; her most recent injury was a deep tissue bruise around the hip joint of her left leg that resulted in much pain and limping. She is being treated for that now, along with a urinary tract infection. I'm happy to say that she appears to be on the mend. Still has some meds to finish up, but is using her leg again!
Healthy Paws has always been prompt in replying to our claims, and reimbursement is pretty quick. Customer Service personnel seem very willing to help in any way that they can. This was a great choice for us!