Whats your limit on vet bills before you just decide to euthanize & buy a new animal?

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  1. 2Manboobs

    2Manboobs New Member Banned User

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    A broad I work with just dumped $2200 into her 7 year old dog... I cant, for the life of me, see the logic in this....Especially when the normal life expectancy is 11 to 13 years... Euthanizing costs about $200 (which is what her vet quoted her), and then buying a brand new dog would run about $600...That's a considerable savings, AND you'd have a new, much younger animal (with more energy) ....I simply don't understand this mentality... How much is sentiment really worth to you?? ... Why wouldn't you put the damaged dog down & buy a new, healthy, dog?
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    i cant get past paying for a dog:dontknow:
     
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    buying a new dog? Get one from a rescue.
     
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    How much would you spend on your child's hospital bills before you decide to pull the plug?
     
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    This
     
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    :facepalm:
     
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    Wow, I don't even know how to respond.:dontknow::facepalm:
     
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    it's my money; if i can afford to spend it on someone or something i consider worthy (and there are far less humans i consider that worthy) why do you feel the need to voice an opinion on my choice?
     
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    lets go a little bit further: i'm willing to bet that my animals eat better than most people on this board, because it makes me happy that they do.
     
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    "dumped $2200" :jj:
     
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    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    Know what ya mean Manboobs...my 5 yr ode kid needed kidney surgery for like $5K, and I said F* it...dumped him off at some orphanage..I'll just get a 2 yr ode with more energy...really, they are all the same, right? Anybody know, by the way...can I pick one up that is declawed? Just askin'
     
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    Its your money to spend anyway you want. But it's a dog not a child.
     
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    A) Animals are closer to being commodities than they are humans, therefore the two are not a fair comparison..
    B) Human life expectancy is considerably longer than animals, therefore likelier to be worth the investment
    C) If a grandparent or other loved one was 80 years old & needed a $40,000 medical procedure, its likely that I would support euthanasia in that instance
     
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    I would have paid anything to have kept Roxy alive.
     
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    i spent somewhat more that the amount in OP's post 20 years ago so one of my dogs could have chemo for a really stupid cancerous tumor on her urethra. There just seemed no reason to kill something just because it could not piss due to a tumor the size of a green pea. She had three treatments before i decided to euthanize her because the chemo was hurting her more than was her not being able to piss.
     
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    Agreed. But I would think you'd go the extra mile if it was your kid deathly ill, rather than a dog.

    Maybe it's just me, but when I see somebody lose a human being close to them it affects them more than losing a pet.
     
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    Wow, I feel sad for you..
     
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    I'd rather spend the money on an animal. Fuck kids. If you can't afford to properly care for one, don't get one.