It's no secret that pets can be very expensive. One of the first things we did when we picked our puppy up was to purchase insurance. I did extensive research before choosing VPI, which included talking to many vet offices and scouring sites such as Yelp, Google Review and Pet Insurance Review. I am SO glad we went with VPI. It was the best decision we've made. Our boxer, Dirks, had a growth on his forehead. Knowing boxers are prone to cancer, I was very worried. But our doctor assured us the mass was very normal, and we simply had it removed when we had him neutered. Then recently he scared us to death when he started violently vomiting, shaking and not wanting to get off the couch. We immediately took him to the vet, and it turns out he had the puppy flu. I've submitted two claims so far, and both times we've gotten our money reimbursed (minus our $100 deductible). It was such a great investment. Dirks isn't just a pet, he's part of our family, and it gives me peace of mind knowing he's protected with VPI!