If your pet has a chronic disease, your on a fixed income or, have college tuition to pay or, if you do not have a few thousand dollars kicking around for an emergency what would you do?
Let’s say you have a beloved senior dog that is 14 years old who has contracted cancer. Can you afford to go deeply in debt and are you willing to put your dog through less than desirable chemotherapy knowing at their age it could be months before they pass on?
Another option is, of course, painkillers or CBD oil to manage pain which is much more cost-effective. It’s all about quality of life and hope that in the future you are not so financially strapped to not have another wonderful pet.
Below are costs of common conditions and let me tell you if you have a pet that has a chronic disease like IBD it can translate to tens of thousands of dollars over their lifetime.
Being prepared is the key!
If your pet does not have a pre-existing condition get Pet Insurance. It has saved many pets lives.
Did you know some pet insurance plans cover veterinary foods, herbal remedies, and even CBD?
Below are monthly premiums for pet insurance. NOTE – If your pet has too many claims their premium will go up and in some cases a very sick pet that with too many claims over years can get their policy refused.
Here are some options if your pet becomes ill and you do not have the finances
1. Create a fundraiser on GOFUNDME
2. Ask family and friends
3. Use a c.c. or apply for Care Credit
4. If you have a strong relationship with your Vet see if you can work out a payment plan
Its painstaking to have to make a decision about whether you can afford to provide the necessary treatment for your pet to prolong their life but you must always say, “I did the best I could”. It might sound selfish but if you do not take care of yourself and ensure you have a roof over your head and keep your own health in check how will you be able to care for a pet?
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