Originally Posted by Debkcs
My mouth just dropped open; $10,000.00? I love my dogs, but couldn't do that, glad your CC is that good.
A very good friend of ours has spent over $7,000.00 having his dog treated for non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and then the unappreciative little mutt turned around and killed the neighbors chihuahua. This cost him another $2500.00. My DH and I would have gotten rid of the animal a long time ago. It was bad enough having to pay hundreds of dollars to have my Norwegian Buhunds anal glands removed years ago.
Personally, unless I can get close to a 100% guarantee of a cure or a good quality of life for a good long time, I would not treat a dog for cancer. And I didn't. I had to send my boy to the Bridge last May because of rectal cancer. I just have seen too many instances where the poor dog doesn't gain a thing from treatment and I promised my Cyrus I would never put him through it.
That being said, "the unappreciative little mutt" very well could have attacked that poor little chihuahua because he was in pain.
And I am sorry if I sound snarky but I have a real issue with the phrase "gotten rid of". They aren't old furniture.
I personally feel if I make a committment to a pet, I will honor that committment. That's why I always recommend building up some savings BEFORE adopting.