We added a new Maltese puppy to our family and at the age of 6 1/2 months she was diagnosed with a rare congenital skull malformation syndrome called Chiari-like malformation. She required surgery on her skull and cervical vertebra to relieve pressure on her brain and spinal cord. Trupanion helped the financial burden which also helped to support us as we had to make some difficult decisions. Misty will be on medication for a very long time and may never be medication free. Trupanion gives us the reassurance that we will be able to cover the cost of these medications which will give Misty a good quality of life, pain free.