Dying Pet

Philippines
July 11, 2011 11:03pm CST
Friends. Would you exhaust your financial resources to ensure that your dying pet recovers? It is quite expensive to hospitalize our pets; their medications cost as much as our own medications. If your beloved pet is dying, would you go the effort to really try to sustain him or just let him be?
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11 responses
• India
18 Jul 11
Grace beta I don't have any pet cat or dog!!! We have a red beat parrot with us for about 25 years, it never fell ill. Well if i had a pet, i wont allow it to die at any cost, will treat it by a vet,, Years ago, we had cow as pet, when ill, we used to take her to the vet hospital.. cow is holy to us, the hindus.. Thanks for sharing Have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘@Bhuwan@’. .
@whatrow (793)
• United States
13 Jul 11
Every living thing is going to die at some time. No matter how hard we try, we can never change that. So, giving up all of your money t delay something that is going to happen anyway is just foolish. I had one of my cats put to sleep just two weeks ago. She was very sick with an infection in her tail and a broken leg. I had to borrow the money to have her euthanized quickly. So, how can anybody expect me to pay for surgery, medication, and months of follow up treatment to keep her alive for a little longer?
@RJlady1 (144)
• United States
12 Jul 11
It would depend on the age of the pet and what was wrong. Many times it isn't realistic to expect the pet to survive the medical procedure anyway.
@ozarkcat (43)
• United States
12 Jul 11
We do, but we've got a little different perspective on it. We own a farm, so we do most of our own veterinary care - injections of various types, taking temperatures, listening to lungs & heart, etc. Because of this, we go to much further lengths than other people might be willing to go, because we're not having to pay for labor/professional fees. It makes a big difference, whether you're going through a $10 bottle of glucose compared to $100 at the vet's.
• United States
12 Jul 11
I most definitely would. My dog passed away in 2004, but before she passed away she was hospitalized for two days with an IV, because she wasn't eating on her own, so the doctor recommended that she have an IV, in order for her to get the proper nutrition. Between the shots and the IV and monitoring the bill was pretty high. My dog's health was a priority the bill wasn't important, so anything the doctor recommended to make her get well was well worth it. Unfortunately after two days, she had a stroke and passed away. When I got the bill I was a bit in shock of how expensive it was, but at least I had a good conscious knowing that I did everything in my power to save her. She was my baby, I had her for 16 years. When I first got her she was 2 months old and I was only 12 years old, so she was my companion. Until this day, I still miss her like crazy.
• United States
12 Jul 11
I only currently have fishes as my landlord will not allow pets in the building. But if I did have a pet and there was a chance of recovery, yes I would do all it took to save my pets life. Having a pet is a big responsibility and for me it would be like a family member, therefore, I would care for it if it were sick.
• Philippines
12 Jul 11
hi grace, I have pets every time they are sick I am sad and affected too Though pets medical fees are high I rather spend money on it than letting them die As a pet owner I have the obligation to take care of them happy mylotting
• Philippines
12 Jul 11
It depends on my financial capacity. If given the resources, i would do it: save the life of my dying pet. Admittedly, I am an animal lover type of person.
@veganbliss (3901)
• Adelaide, Australia
12 Jul 11
Yes I would - to the last penny if there was any chance of a full recovery. There are always alternatives - both very effective & very cheap if you cannot afford the prescriptions from the medical profession. But it's not all about the medicine nor the money. Just being with your pet & being attentive to their needs & trying to communicate with them & of course, petting them helps a lot more than most people think. This is exactly the problem. Pet owners really do not know their pets at all! They have no idea, really, how to look after them properly, care for them, communicate with them or utilize their many talents. There are plenty of books you can buy on the subject, or there are animal communicators in maybe every country on earth. If people really knew what their pets have done for them & will continue to do for them, despite how we treat them, I swear, these people wouldn't hold back selling their houses to save them, nor even the shirts off their backs! Pets have given their very lives in place of those of their family members. They are blessed with a vast array of talents to help us greatly in every aspect of our everyday lives & all you have to do is really love them the way they need to be loved. The animals' purpose from the very beginning is to be our friend & companion (not our food - as some people believe!), yet we spend most of their lives ignoring them. This is such a huge waste.
@jaimz19 (236)
• Philippines
12 Jul 11
for me, i'll just try to do the best that i can depending on the situation... i do believe that there are some things that's just out of your control already.
• Philippines
12 Jul 11
My answer is yes, if we have the money. For now our pet were fishes and cats. So for the fishes, if they die, we cannot do anything on them even if we know basic medication like separating them on a tank and putting some antibiotic, but for cats that will be something to spend for although we thanked God they are in good shape. We just hope they live longer too.