When my dog began showing subtle symptoms of shifting lameness, swallowing difficulty and pain, none of the specialists I took her to could or showed a willingness to figure it all out. The tests I requested were even refused and after insistance and battling for 6 weeks, I finally found a Board certified specialist to do the necessary tests. Diagnosis was strep infection, IMPA, and because I demanded a chest x-ray, we also found a small mass in her lung. The IMPA ultimately did significant damage to her cruciate ligaments, which both tore progressively as well. As you can imagine, we racked up an signficant bill for 6 weeks of care and testing, plus follow up care post diagnosis. We spared no effort or expense to take care of our girl, and ensure the best quality of life possible and this included having her custom fitted for knee braces, putting her on Natural Hyrdrocortison to avoid synthetic steroids and their nasty side effects, trialed several antibiotics to see what worked and our girl could tolerate, utilized homeopathy for all conditions including the cancer, and utilized hyperbaric oxygen therapy to take down inflammation, improve her red blood cells and energy, and assist with muscle repair and potentially cancerous mass reduction.
All of these treatments were covered by PetPlan, and they have promptly paid all of our countless claims over the past 7 months and still counting.
We do not know how long we will have our girl with us, but we are so grateful f
Bernese Mountain Dog