When I got Vixen, my domestic shorthair, as a Christmas gift 5 years ago, she had been a stray and an inmate in a shelter for 9 months. I promised to make her life much better, which turned out to be a challenge since within the year she suffered from periodontal issues and shelter flu. This year she had more dental issues, and the vet discovered she had an overactive thyroid. The price tag for all this is several thousand dollars, and thanks to PetPlan, which is picking up all but my $50 deductible, I'm able to keep my promise to Vixen. I will never have to let her go because I can't afford to pay the vet bills.