I bought Trupanion insurance for my Golden Brandon when he was 1 year old, thinking that I wouldn't need it until he was elderly - was I ever wrong! He is an avid tennis ball fanatic & he managed to wear down & destroy all four of his canine teeth before the age of 3. The teeth were dead or dying at the time I took him to a doggie dentist. The options were extraction of all 4 teeth or root canals. I chose the root canals but did not want them to be filled with amalgam (no metal or mercury in my boy's mouth!), so the dentist filled them with a composite material & then took impressions for four crowns which now completely cover the teeth. His teeth look good as new now & there are no toxic compounds in his mouth.I live in New York & the cost was astronomical - $6,710! Thank God for Trupanion: they paid $5,547 and I was only out-of-pocket $ 1,163. I am so grateful not to have had the financial burden of paying for his treatment! I have a doggie daycare business & have since replaced all tennis balls with rubber chuckit balls in the hopes that this doesn't happen to any other dogs. I also recommend Trupanion to all my clients because the peace of mind is priceless! Thank you Trupanion!