my puppy, bought from Patty Baysden in Jacksonville, NC - prominent breeder of german line German Shepherds, was diagnosed with dysplasia in both front elbows and incipient hip dysplasia at the age of 15 months. he first needed xrays, then five weeks of rimadyl and tramadol. then still limping, he had a CAT scan at the NCSU Vet school and was diagnosed with his dysplasia. Artheroscopic surgery followed alongwith six weeks of recovery. I was so glad I had signed up with PetPlan before all this happened. The agents at PetPlan were very helpful and delivered all that was in the contract and promised. I'm pretty sure I will continue with PetPlan for my puppy. Thanks.