We had another boxer and spent MANY $ on his health care. We had not heard of pet insurance at the time. With this dog we, fortunately, bought insurance when he was a puppy. We almost didn't, thinking what are the chances of getting TWO dogs with health issues. We have been very pleased with the company. One thing I would like to see is the inclusion of partial coverage for dog food that is prescribed by the vet that is needed to sustain the dog's health as it is VERY expensive.