My 1.5 year old Shih Tzu/ Maltese mix Butters started of the day ok. Almost immediately after breakfast he vomited and started to seem more low energy than usual. Off to obedience training we went, when all of a sudden a noise I have never heard any living creature make came out of his throat. It was a gagging/coughing noise that I could not identify.Since he had vomited earlier that day I was concerned that he was having continued GI issues, so off to the vet we went. After a set of xrays, some sub Q fluids and medication we were about to leave when he vomited again! $250.00 later we were home. As the night progressed the gagging/coughing thing increased and I became extremely worried, so off to the ER we went. After another set of xrays and blood work he was diagnosed with Kennel Cough. After an additional $560.00 we were sent home with antibiotics. Being a new pet owner I wasn't sure what to do to help my fur baby feel better and I was a little in shock at the cost of care. I am very thankful that I made the decision to purchase pet insurance through Healthy Paws. They helped facilitate getting all the necessary paperwork from both the vet and ER to process my claim. The process was simple and in less then a week I had my reimbursement check. Its definitely the best investment I have made in a long time. Thank you Healthy Paws!