We have an older dog who we've spent about $7500.00 on in the last two years due to cancer. Of course, she doesn't have any insurance, so it's all been out of our pockets. So when we got another dog, I immediately decided to get him insurance. I'm so glad I did! My thinking was to get coverage for emergencies, not for preventive care. So we got a $500.00 deductible, 80% coverage, maximum $10,000 per year policy. So far, he's had to visit the vet three or four times for various semi-emergencies including a bee sting reaction and dermatitis. The customer service at Embrace is very good, and I just received an email today that we had met our deductible, and a check is on the way. This is the first time we've bought pet insurance, but after comparison reading of plans (we considered VPI and Trupanion also) Embrace seemed like the best one for us. Even if for some reason you decided to go with another company, I would say get pet insurance. You don't want to have to decide on what treatment to give your beloved pet solely based on money. Insurance gives you options.