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We had a scary thing happen to Cash when he was just over a year old. Up until then he had a few puppy things like spraining an ankle and eating something he shouldn't and a few infections, which landed us with a few 500 dollar bills-- so we got VPI for the boys at $22 dollars a month each. It is just for emergencies and serious ailments...not routine care. But when Cash got sick, on Tuesday he had a fever, by Friday he was lame. There were several vet visits including emergency between tuesday and friday and on friday they pulled out the big guns. All totaled we had $3500 dollars in vet bills. VPI re-imbursed 2200 of it. because of the timing of this, I feel it has already paid for itself for many years...and we would have not saved that much so early on, nor would I be certain we would have had the discipline not to dip into "the boys" account when some expense came up in our life. We'll see how they deal with Jasper's eye and Cash's ear with an obsessed (or greedy) Dermatologist with a $700 bill. We just submitted that claim.
So for us it has worked. I called all the vets around here and asked who was the easiest and best to deal with. They all said VPI-- but that was almost 3 years ago.
Missy, Jasper & Cash