Try to make this short and sweet. We adopted a puppy 2 1/2 years ago. Since we have adopted this $20 puppy we have put over $4,000 in him. He has needed a leg amputation, an eye removal, he has had an infected jaw, worms, mange (a treatment a week for 7 weeks at $40 a visit), had him fixed and the usual shots and preventitives. I love this dog with all my heart and so does my husband and children. Now, now! he an upper respiratory infection. My husband took him back to the vet today after a week of antibiotics and now they think he has cancer. OMG!!! I know I sound awful, but we live paycheck to paycheck and just don't have the money for these constant surgeries. So far my husband has liquidated assets to pay for the surgeries and treatments but I can't help but to wonder, how much longer can we do this. I love this dog with all my heart he is the best dog that I have ever had, never dreamt in a million years when we adopted him (I have adopted many many dogs) that this $20 dog would end up costing us over $4,000 two and half years later.
I love our Vet, he is very straight forward and tells us what is best to do for our animals not for his practice. I am scared to death that he is going to tell my husband tomorrow that it would be best to put him to sleep. My husband will be devastated. But I am also scared that he is going to say that the dog needs another $1000 surgery. I know my husband will do whatever he has to for dog.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:08 PM on Nov. 23, 2010 in Pets
Answer by RubyinPA at 6:25 PM on Nov. 23, 2010
Answer by MamaAlice54 at 6:21 PM on Nov. 23, 2010
Answer by daisysrdeadly at 6:23 PM on Nov. 23, 2010
WOW! I am really sorry that you, your family & your dog has had to go through So Much! I could not imagine my life without my dog Thumbelina; but- i know that she trust me to do whatever i could for her not to be in pain or have no quaility of life- If she was suffering or was going to suffer- i love her enough to let her be at peace- it sounds like your dog has been through So Much, maybe it is time to let him be at peace- You have went way & beyond to make sure he has had a good life- i would see what your vet says & let him help you make a decision- i hope everything turns out o.k. Wishing you lots of luck!
Answer by daisyb at 6:32 PM on Nov. 23, 2010
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