My rescue basset hound, 7 yrs old, was limping and had a diagnosis of bone cancer. Thankfully, we were able to see a specialist and a CT scan disproved that inital diagnosis.VPI is a great company. They allow us the freedom to make health decisions based on health and not money. They are always helpful, fast and easy to work with. I hve 3 dogs insured now and have used VPI for over 10 years with all of my pets. I would not consider any other company for these services.