My dog had a significant case of Kennel Cough and we had to bring him to our vet. There were a few things that she had to look at and it wound up costing us a few hundred dollars. I am glad we had the ASPCA pet insurance because it did cover a significant amount of the total bill (after the deductable was paid). The ASPCA pet insurance plan is great as long as its not a pre-existing issue. Our dog has an ongoing ear issue due to a food allergy that we had treated by our vet prior to getting the insurance and when we submitted a claim for that they rejected it. I would suggest that if you buy a puppy/kitten, and can afford it, to purchase a pet insurance plan but definitely do your homework first.