My dog stopped eating and and was losing weight and we rushed him to ER. He was found to have Intussusception due to Sarcoma of the bowel. That night he had to go to OR or he wasn't going to make it. His surgeon removed 10 inches of bowel and reconnected him and sampled his lymph nodes. Fortunately, his cancer had not spread. I would have paid any amount of money to save my dog. His bills totaled over $6000. I had gotten pet insurance when he turned 4 and I am so glad I did. PetPlan was wonderful about handling his claim and they processed his claim within 7 days.