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  1. says

    I agree when it comes to our furry animals. I have two dachshunds. My wire-hair dachshund went through not one but TWO back surgeries this past summer…Total $14,000.
    Then my smooth coat had a cancerous tumor which had to be removed total on him wasn’t near the cost of the first guy it was $600.00.
    However, I love these two boyes dearly and would do anything I could.

  2. Kathleen says

    You’re right Layla. You can’t put a price on these furry children. They bring an immense amount of happiness to a family. I’m so happy you kept Kit-Cat and that he and Maximus get along so well. I just love seeing both of them in your posts:)

  3. says

    Yes the pictures are priceless..

    But what first got my attention was price of surgery. My hubby and I are always amazed that it cost more to get our dogs teeth cleaned than ours!

    dee :)

  4. Jane says

    So sweet!!Our 4 year old Chihuahua needed surgery for a popped knee–many thousands– that was our 30 year anniversary present the hubs and I. I wouldn’t change it for the world!!

  5. Sherry Ann says

    You really couldn’t have put in any better than that. What’s a pet lover to do. Those furry friends are our babies. I am experiencing an empty nest and my pets are there to welcome me when I walk through the door, cuddle on the couch on a cold day and watch a movie, and give unconditional love when I need it most. All priceless. That picture says it all! To think you were worried about the two of them getting along. . .

  6. Dana says

    A veterinarian mentioned it above, but it’s worth repeating. Please make sure Max is on a prescription food to keep stones at bay. You could easily end up doing this again for him!

  7. Kat :) says

    So dang cute!!!! 😀 Glad to see they like (love?) each other and are recovering nicely. Love seeing pics of them when I drop by to see what’s going on at TLC. :) makes me smile

  8. says

    Your pets are precious, and your little Maximus looks just like our Min Pin, Leyna. We spent over $500 on her a couple of years ago when she got heartworms. We will never, ever, ever, EVER miss a heartworm pill again. : It was a traumatic experience for her and for us.

  9. says

    How adorable that Maximus and Kit-Cat find comfort where you and hubby lay your heads at night. They must know they will heal the quickest there….

  10. says

    They are so sweet! I know how you feel. We want to do everything to help our pets just as much as we do our human family members.

    The vet bills have priced us out of pet owning. At one point, I realized I had a decision to make: pay the kid’s tuition or the vet. I don’t want to ever be in that position again. When the last of our beloved furry friends died, we were well convinced that there would be no more trips to the animal shelter for more. Instead, we spoil the neighbor’s fur balls.

  11. Janet says

    You are so right, they are never free but they love so unconditionally. My three cats are my feline children and I love each of them.

  12. Jude says

    That is the sweetest picture :-) Ivy’s favorite new thing lately is to lay in my lap before I go to work, while I drink coffee and watch the news – all 53 pounds of her!! love ya’ Mom

  13. Deborah says

    So cute. I’m glad they are recuperating ‘together’. I’ve been trying to assimilate my 3 cats into one furry cat family for several years and I’m beginning to think they will never curl up in one big loving furry ball. They just don’t know what they are missing. I’m so happy you kept Kit-Cat. The first time I saw him on your website, I felt like you should keep him. Thanks for the post. :~)

  14. Regina says

    I am so happy to hear your critters are on the mend.One of my cats is a severe asthmatic. We thought he had hairballs!! He uses an inhaler with a little spacer just like you use for a baby. My cat was an angel about the inhaler from the very first time I gave him his first puff. I feel fortunate that I am at a point in my life where affording his medication isn’t a big problem. Although I doubt I could afford his medication if I purchased it in the US.I bought his first inhaler in the US and it cost me $80 for 1-50 mcg Flovent canister. The next inhalers I bought from Canada for $125 for three 125mcg inhalers! Twice as strong as the inhaler I paid $80 dollars for here. Now I order them from Vanatu and I pay $130 for 3-250 mcg inhalers.

  15. says

    Oh, sweet Maximus!!
    How reassuring to read this post today.
    My Daphne was just diagnosed with chronic bronchitis…and the vet bills were over $500. But she is well worth it! :)

  16. Melissa R says

    What good parents you are. I’m so glad you chose to keep kitty and that they are buds now!

  17. Kathy Thomas says

    We have 2 rescued Chorkies – Chihuahua/Yorkie. The youngest is a year old and has had had a hip and both knees reconstructed due to congenital problems which were not evident when we got her – although we would have taken her anyway. The bill so far is $5,000. Yes, it is worth it. She will not be crippled and will have a long and active life. Also, we can enjoy her crazy antics for many years to come.

  18. Victoria Athens says

    Your pets are adorable. I am happy to hear they are on the mend. Vet bills certainly can be stunning, but looking at those faces prove they are worth it.