Our airedale,Largo, is five years old. He was having mobility problems so we took him to the vet. Our vet recommended a consult with an orthopedic surgeon. He felt Largo needed a hip replacement, but wanted him evaluated by a neurologist. All these specialists are expensive, and we were really worried about paying the bills. But we love our dog, and agreed to see what the neurologist had to say. He did two MRIs, both neck and spine, and came back with bad news. Spinal stenosis, wobbler's disorder, degeneration in his disks. After talking with both specialists, we elected to go with medication, not surgery, to keep our dog comfortable and as active as he can manage. Without PetPlan helping with the bills, I don't know what we would have done.