When we got our Great Pyrenees we knew he would be expensive, so for the first time we decided to get pet insurance. We looked at many companies and decided that Trupanion offered us the best combination of services.
Within two months we put in our first two claims when the dog ended up mysteriously lame. Had it not been for insurance we would have been on the hook for over $1,000. Instead our total out-of-pocket expense was $300, and should he need more treatment for this same issue our costs are nothing.
What's more important is that we were not afraid of trying recommended treatments and tests as the vets were confounded at first, thinking it was an orthopedic problem. As it turned out, he had a fungal and a bacterial infection in his paw and lymph nodes.