I have an 8 year old Weimaraner named Captain. He developed a hematoma in his right ear. I took him to the vets and surgery was recommended. They said it would take 6 weeks to heal. It was quite a long 6 weeks,he was bandaged and very uncomfortable throughout his healing time. He had to be prevented from shaking his ear. The whole process was expensive and agravating! The only bonus was that Trupanion kept up with his dignosis and charges and notified me of everything. After it was over, I was reimbursed all monies over my deductable. It was simple and fast with hardly any effort on my part. I would recomend Trupanion to anyone with a pet because life will throw you a curve when you least expect or can afford it.