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    Nutts Does anyone else put a cap on pet health $$?

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    I am thankful that nothing very serious has ever happened to my pup. But, in the event that it does, me and SO have discussed a spending cap for his health care. We say about $2K.. but even then, I don't know, it would depend on the circumstances.

    My SIL has no limit for her dog. My bro is going to come back from Iraq with no $$.

    Would this aggravate anyone else?
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    No i wouldnt do that to my dog...However, we have discussed if their quality of life is bad we wouldnt make them suffer.
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    we have a quality rule if he is in more pain than not or if he is unhappy because of the problem he is having (and there's no cure) we will pay to have him put down
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennygirl View Post
    No i wouldnt do that to my dog...However, we have discussed if their quality of life is bad we wouldnt make them suffer.
    That's our take on it as well. Quality of life is the most important thing. If he was suffering, then the humane thing to do would be to put him down. But if he just needed a $5,000 surgery and they could guarantee it'd save his life, we'd do it. Our pets are like our kids.
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    That's my take on it as well. Quality of life is the most important thing. If he was suffering, then the humane thing to do would be to put him down. But if he just needed a $5,000 surgery and they could guarantee it'd save his life, we'd do it. Our pets are like our kids.
    i agree if a treatment can save their lives but if there is no guarantee that forking over 5k will even make his quality of life better than we might consider puttin ghim down then.
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    depends on the nature of the animals injuries. my parent's dog was bowled over by a car & i was ready to plunk down the cash to get her fixed, however, she was in such bad shape, she was iffy to make it thru the repairs, so we had her put down instead.
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    NOPE..there is no limit to their love so there is no limit to their care. But we do believe in quality of life over quantity of life.
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    we will borrow money if we can't afford a lifesaving treatment for our pups. We would rather be broke and owing money than putting our dog down when its life can be saved.

    We do take into account quality of life, however. We want them to be alive, but not regretting that they are alive. That's not fair to them.
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    I would like to say I would do all I can to save my pets life, but financially that isn't possible.. However I wouldn't be so selfish as to put them down if I couldn't afford a life saving treatment and the outcome was good. I would try my hardest to find either a rescue group or some help in paying for that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by USCGBoxerMom View Post
    NOPE..there is no limit to their love so there is no limit to their care. But we do believe in quality of life over quantity of life.
    I agree! I could never assess a monetary value to my pet's life.
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