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If you knew a pet's medical care could cost you $20,000, would you still get one?

Caught up in a wave of new medical options and lured by an increasingly sophisticated cadre of veterinarians, pet owners across the country are forking over thousands — and even tens of thousands — of dollars to treat illnesses that would have gone undiagnosed or untreated just a few years ago.

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Asked by tasches at 6:18 PM on Dec. 22, 2010 in Pets

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  • No, but it doesn't usually work like that. If you knew in advance, of course not, but usually the money pit happens after the pet is a member of the family and the vet bills slowly pile up. I stopped taking my cat to the vet for routine check ups at all after I was charged $200 for blood work that was ultimately useless. A small rebellion against vets is not uncalled for.

    Answer by whatthewhat at 6:45 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • I wouldn't. If I could afford it though, absolutely.

    Answer by Jessica157 at 6:28 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • No I wouldn't.

    Answer by genagina at 6:19 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Nope, I would not. That is four years tuition at our local college. No way I would spend that on an animal.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 6:20 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • No way!

    Answer by Snewo at 6:21 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • NO!!!

    Answer by AAAMama at 6:27 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Nope.
    We can't even afford to feed a pet right now..let alone the cost of caring for a sick one. That's outrageous!

    Answer by tobys.mommy at 6:28 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • No I wouldn't sad to say I love my pets but they aren't worth all my hard earned money

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:33 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • my goodness, no!
    20 grand is a lot of money!!
    if i was Oprah, then yes, it would be like 3 cents to Oprah, compared to a years wage for me

    Answer by fiatpax at 6:37 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Not at all.

    Answer by arenad at 7:27 PM on Dec. 22, 2010