Our vet provided info. to us regarding VPI when our now 10.5 yr old Bernese Mtn Dog was a puppy. We now have 2 Berners and both are covered by VPI. We purchased the premium package with cancer riders for both dogs because of known problems with the breed and are happy we did. When the older dog was 1.5 yrs old, we almost lost her to a rare "steriod responsive meningitis". By the time all vet bills were in, the overall cost was almost $8000. We were reimbursed at about 80%. Then last year this same dog developed a tumor that required removal and the cancer rider covered those costs. Our "girls" receive annual wellness checks and whenever there's a problem we don't hesitate to see the vet, because we know we will be reimbursed for some of our expenses. The claim process is easier than ever -- fax, email confirmation, EOB and check within 2 weeks. We HAVE recommended VPI to others and will continue to cover our "girls" as long as they are with us. And for those with more than one pet covered, there is a discount offered for covering more than one pet.
Bernese Mountain Dog