Having had a number of dogs in the past, I knew how quickly vet bills can add up. So when we got our new baby English Bull Dog - Higgins, I signed up for insurance right away. The level insurance we chose helped cover some routine items right away. Higgins has had a few issues, lyme disease, ear infections and recently bee stings to his face : ( Our claims were always processed in a timely fashion. I would certainly recommend anyone with a pet to look into pet insurance. It helps when the additional costs are incurred unexpectedly.