We don't have any kids and our dog is our baby girl so when we rescued her we wanted to make sure she had the proper health coverage. We were new to having a dog and had no idea what could happen. We chose Petplan thanks to a friend’s recommendation that has 3 dogs of her own and has fostered many through the years. In the almost three years we've had her we had never experienced anything major but Petplan has always taken care of us and this time it couldn't have been more appreciated. Our girl needed emergency back surgery due to a severe disc rupture that left her paralyzed from her hind legs. It was so sudden and traumatic. She was fine one day and the next she’s no longer walking. We were so confused and scared. We take such good care of her and try to protect her at all times. We have now learned this injury is due to some genetic disease that some breeds are more prone to get. There’s no way we could have ever prepared for the grief you experience in seeing your little one in pain and dragging her self. Then the fear of not knowing if she can survive this and if she will walk again. The last thing you want to have to worry about is the cost of all of this emergency care because the truth is that there’s no price for the love you have for your pet. We have been through such a difficult time these last few weeks not knowing if our girl was ever going to walk again. She is slowly getting better and recovering feeling and movement so we know surgery was the right decision. It really was our only choice due to the severity of her injury. Thanks to Petplan who covered 100% of her surgery, hospital care and vet visits after our small deductible, we have been able to focus solely on her recovery and giving her the best worry free attention and love. I have no doubt in my mind that I will always insure her and any dog in the future. Without insurance we would have acquired debt we cannot afford and that would have put additional burden on us and more strain that we just can’t handle at this time. There are so many other expenses that you incur plus lost time from work that Petplan has been a blessing above it all.