We have a German Shepard who has been pretty darn healthy. At age 7 he had two partial ACL tears. We chose not to have surgery but to go with a less conventional and alternative method called Prolotherapy, which helps build more tissue and collagen securing the ligament to the bone. The Prolotherapy is 8-10 treatments and PetPlan covered this approach which is pretty expensive!! I would recommend this company to anyone with a dog because their coverage is so comprehensive.