tails of survival

Greyhound Plucky has lived up to his name, twice facing cancer with courage — and the support of his doting family. In 2011, he received a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy to treat lymphoma. An osteosarcoma diagnosis in mid-2013 led to a leg amputation and more chemo.

Plucky’s parents have received more than $25,000 for his cancer treatments alone. But all told, mom Vanessa says he’s doing well: “His coat’s turned salt-and-pepper from cancer treatments and he doesn’t really see that well, but he still thinks he’s a puppy, and we’re not about to tell him otherwise!”

more stories from members of our pack

Rusty went in for a checkup today to determine if he is still cancer free 2 years after a leg amputation and chemo treatment for osteosarcoma. Dr. came out with a still cancer free result!!!! Thank you to Petplan for helping us with the costs of the treatment. Without you our boy wouldn't be with us today!

— Marlene F.

Here's my friend Jake. He's undergoing cancer treatment and he's posing with the checks that Petplan sent his mom to reimburse her for his care. Thank you Petplan for helping Jake fight cancer!

— Kristen L.

Today our sweet Brooke is going in for her first treatment after being diagnosed with a malignant oral tumor. We are lucky and caught it before it spread and our oncologist is hopeful that she will soon be cancer free. However we are facing a $12,500 bill to get our girl well again. Thankfully, we got Brooke ‪#‎PetplanProtected years ago and our out of pocket cost isn't even close to that. Thank you Petplan for making our decision in treatment options not have to be based on financial reasons and we are able to get the care Brooke needs.

— Stephanie E.

Getting the news from my vet that the tiny growth on my dog Becket's lip was a malignant melanoma was terrifying. I had to hand the phone to my husband to finish talking to the vet, while I sobbed and hugged my baby. Petplan is helping us through it (Thank You). At his last visit to the oncologist, he was free of cancer, doing FABULOUS and had his next shot of the melanoma vaccine. Because we were able to treat this fast and aggressively there is every indication that he will be fine.

— Patricia C.

We are so grateful to Petplan who relieved me of the financial worries that accompanied Micah's severe health issues. Thank You Petplan — we are proud to be part of your family.

— Nell K.

Bernard is an 11-year-old thyroid cancer survivor. Because of Petplan, we are able to extend his life for 1–3 years.

— Patti M.

Have you had a personal experience with pet cancer? What would you say to encourage someone going through it?

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Petplan supports pet cancer research

Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invests in science to advance animal health. Since its founding in 1948, it has invested more than $100 million toward 2,400 studies, like its Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. These efforts have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments, preventions and cures to benefit animals worldwide.

Petplan has proudly supported Morris Animal Foundation since 2011 through sponsorship of the K9 Cancer Walk series, educational articles in fetch! magazine, and thousands of dollars in donations — including a $12 donation in honor of every insured pet who passes away.