I selected Trupanion insurance for my white German Sheperd, SnowBear, when he was 10 1/2 and I glad I did. He had always been very healthy. Literally two months after he was insured, his groomer found a tumor by his adrenal gland when she was checking him over. It turned out to be cancerous, in fact a very aggresive form of cancer. My vet said to get him operated in immediately. The surgeon said if we had not done that SnowBear would be gone in 90 days. You can imagine my relief at having Trupanion to cover the costs of this (surgery alone was about $3,500. Then he may need radiation treatment (thankfully he did not) and chemotherapy (he did). This was also covered at the 90% rate by Trupanion, along with all the blood work, ultrasounds and xrays which continue to this day. SnowBear has finished his first round of chemotherapy and they believe he is now cancer free. They want to continue some chemotherapy and all that that entails for some time period just to be sure. For now, though SnowBear appears to be cancer free! SnowBear is alive thanks in large part to Trupanion helping with the expenses. They have been wonderful so far from my perspective.