I recently had to put to sleep my 11yr old labrador. He had chronic arthritis and I probably spent, easy $5,000 in the last 2 years of his life. I am a single mother, so I understand the value of money, how ever I did everything to keep my Nelson comfortable in his last years. I guess the question I asked myself each time he was at the vet, was "Will he still have a good quality of life?" You'll know at the time, whether you can afford the treatment, so I don't think I could have put a money value on it.
It's a hard decision when they don't have a terminal illness, but I guess it comes down to being able to let go of your needs from your pet/companion and making sure you come through for them when they need you at the end.
I probably didn't answer your question, but this has been my experience, hope it helps
Tina G, what is the insurance company you have the pet insurance through?
Through Bow Wow Meow. Most companies I looked at had similar premiums and benefits.
If you have health insurance for yourself you can get it through Medibank as well, I think.
we worried about this too when we first got our Jax coz I knew the moment I first held him that I would do anything for him.
So we too have pet insurance to help take the sting out of any future medical bills he might incur.
having said that; i also agree that quality of life would play a big part in any decisions we made...although in the end it might be up to my oh to decide as i think am too selfish to ever be able to let him go!!!
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