After 30 year having numerous dogs and cats, I 'finally' learned a valuable lesson! I could no longer handle the expense, especially now that I'm on old age pensions! My Chihuahua, Teeko Julio, recently needed his teeth cleaned! And because of his 'Alopecia', I decided it was time to investigate the cause further, so they did 3 biopsies. He had 12 extractions, including 9 , central incisors. UGH !The total cost would have been over $1500.00 I could never have afforded this amount! The costs re: Alopecia were not covered because it was a pre existing condition. I only paid about $900.00, this incl. my $250.00 deduction. I was so pleased. Toy dogs are really prone to bad teeth, gum disease etc. Now I'm learning to brush his teeth---what a difficulty, but I must do this for both of our sakes!