How much would you spend to save your pet?
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@TLP *high five* to a fellow dachshund owner!!I'm lucky ours is active and healthy but the health issues are legendary….
Mine is burrowed under the covers next to me in his sausage dog nest lol
As much as it takes as long as they will have a good quality of life. I spent $20,000 for my dachshunds spinal surgeries and procedures with a very expensive neurosurgeon. He healed up and had 4 fantastic years before he died of old age and I had to let him go. He was worth every penny and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
My current dachshund puppy is a money pit too, of course lol
And hugs to all who have lost a furbaby; it sounds like several of us have lost ours recently.
$5000 in the past six months. I do have the credit card Lucy mentioned above as a backup, though I haven't had to use it yet. I love my pets. One is diabetic, it's a big undertaking but she's feeling well and is really happy, so well worth the effort and money.
I honestly don't get this. I was raised with the understanding that you loved your pets, but when they died you got new ones. They are a temporary part of your life. I love my cats but no, I will not dig deep to "save" them. If there's to be any suffering before they pass, I would pay something to have them euthanized.
I thought I was just doing it all for the kids and then I actually broke down in a deep sob for that rodent. Damn cute whiskers.
This was an unusual gray colored gerbil… you might understand this well, Grayhare. Couldn't find another one to replace. This gerbil also wouldn't run away from us. He actually cuddled. Totally unusual. A very special little guy. It sucked he died injjust over a year. He was actually a good pet and really cute.
I would spend every cent I have and then some for my furkids.
*sniff*There must be ninjas cutting onions in here…
I've spent thousands on past cats, but usually they died anyway. I think the veterinary industry (it is and industry) is more horrid than the healthcare industry.
I had a Hobbes, too, Ella Bee!
100000% agreed to both
I have two 17 year-old black cats. One is diabetic, so $220 a month for him the last three years. The other had fatty liver disease, was attacked by two dogs and now has hyperthyroidism so close to.$10,000 on him. He's my baby. We also Have a three legged kitty and four big dogs ranging in age from 2 to 17 years old.
So basically like most people, we spend whatever it takes because we love them!
Oh god I cannot even imagine life without my fur baby! We got him insured as soon as we got him as he is a weiner dog, so very prone to back problems. It's $40 a month well spent! He's insured up to $10k a year and we have to pay 20% of any bills but I'd pay as much as it took to make him better……luckily he's a healthy and hugely active sausage, so no major issues so far.
Massive virtual hugs to all those sharing their stories of loss, it's a wonderful thing, the unconditional love of a pet!
I had to scroll past the poem. It'll make me cry. I've spent thousands of dollars on pets and I'll do it again. I love my dogs so much! I think about the ones that have passed and still get teary-eyed.
Hugs to all of you!
RIP to all our lost fur babies.
Just spent over $400 on two surgeries plus antibiotics to save my children's beloved gerbil they loved so much. Thing died in spite of the care it received. Kids were crushed and then asked for frozen yogurt. Had I known it would go that way and not be the drama I expected, wouldn't have done the surgeries. Not to be ugly but surgeries and medications for rodents aren't really as researched and proven. More of a hopeful bandaid.
I always thought people who would spend thousands to save a pet were nuts, and well, weird. Until my little Lasa got a distended tummy and would scream when you touched it. Spent $1500 for 3 enemas and tests. If they're not old and prolonging life would bring suffering-I would spend what I had to.
$3000 and counting. Kitty is in congestive heart failure. He was given 6 to 12 months to live last June. He's not it any pain and has shown us his affectionate, playful, talkative personality every day since we started medicating him. He used to prefer to be by himself all the time. I thought he just didn't like us, turns out he was sick. Worth every penny.Also add $500 to have his brother tested because the problem is genetic. Luckily, heart disease isn't going to get them both.
That's good advice, @anothergrayhare. I've always wondered if I should have gotten pet insurance, but since both of my dogs had pre-existing conditions, we were automatically excluded. I spend several thousand a year monitoring my one dog's health.
everything. like others said unless it was old age and their time. my little girl had to have a hip surgery when she was still so small so ive already spent a few thousand. i don't know how i'll ever live without her.
Every last penny I have. And I'd go into debt.
@Paris and everyone still grieving, much <3. It sucks!
It depends on whats wrong with it. I don't have children so my dogs are my world but if "saving" them meant my dogs had to live a post-operative (or what have you) life of pain–I wouldn't put them through it.
I've said before that I couldn't live without my dogs-but if it were in their best interest–I could.
My only pet is my cock (as in penis), therefore I would spend all my dough in order to save it.
I just got a new, "free" puppy. I never understood the bond between people & pets until now, but now I totally get it! She is the sweetest, most unconditional being I have ever met! Love her to pieces – can't imagine I wouldn't spend my last dime on her!
Much love to everyone here who has suffered the loss of a fur baby.
And thank you for all the love you have given me here, for my loss.
I lost my sweet girl one month ago today.She had a brain tumor and started having seizures all the time. We took her to a specialist,but they said they couldn't do anything for her.I would have sold my car to get money to pay for treatment if it would have saved her. I cry every single time I come home cause she's not there at the door with her goofy grin dancing around glad to see me.
Last year, my 10 year old kitty was diagnosed with lymphoma. Combining emergency vet bills, overnight stays and three months of chemotherapy, it was about $5000 from August to November. We had to finally let him go in November, as it completely overtook him and his quality of life. Still miss my Hobbes and would not change the attempt to save his life for the world- it bought us months to be able to spoil him and make sure he knew how much we loved him before he had to cross the rainbow bridge. Loved that little guy so much.
So sorry for your loss 🙂 mine died last year and still not over it crying sometimes
what ever a new puppy cost
Whatever it freaking took.
Unless "saving" means having my little baby angel living in absolute pain for the rest of his life. Then I would pay anything to have it ended.
I already know too. I spent close $10 thousand bucks when my teo dogs got cancer and died, inc a specialist!! Lol. No matter how tough you talk, you usually take good care of them. And of course, its totally worth it. Doggies and cats are angels on earth. 🙂
PS reading the comments on this thread? I just want to say I love you all at this moment. Kindred spirits.
My fucking cat treats me like shit so if she ever gets really sick, well, we'll just see, won't we?
One of her favorite tricks is to puke on my bed. When I'm in it. Sleeping.
She also likes to knock every single thing off of every single table and counter. Every single day.
And of course, the disappearances. I have absolutely no idea where she goes. She just disappears for hours and hours while I go fucking berzerk with worry and then boom there she is all hungry and annoyed because dinner isn't out.