Our dog had become restless and was acting as if she was in pain. We took her to the nearest veterinary emergency hospital and x-rays showed she may have had some compressed disks in her back. We were sent home with medication but after 24 hours in which she would neither eat or drink or take her meds, we went back for further review. A blood test still did not show anything else. A day later, she started to feel better and we could see improvement. The whole experience cost us around $800, but thanks to our pet insurance we only have to pay about half of that. The best part is, the checks were sent within 2 days of the visit to the veterinary hospital.