My 9 yr old Frenchie, Sophie, came down with terrible diarrhea and wouldn't eat. We thought it was the same thing one of our others had come down with and she recovered in a day. Not Sophie! After a day we took her to the vet and she was hospitalized with severe dehydration, acute kidney failure, and was very weak. She was hospitalized for four days, getting IV fluids, antibiotics, and other supportive meds. She finally started recovering but we still don't know what it was and over a month later is fine. Our brand new policy paid as promised! Thank goodness! A godsend!