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Fair doos. If I knew what the bill was going to be for rebuilding my feral cats ear in advance, it would have been time for a new cat.
Small animal vets and insurance companies have clients stitched up when it comes to bills. Some drugs are available online for half the price at the vets but then they charge £20odd for writing the prescription, and insurance companies stick all sorts of exclusions on policies as pets get older or refuse to meet the whole cost of treatment so they end up not worth the premiums. That said, I bought the best treatment I could for my boy and made the most of every day of those five years with him. I'd spend it again if I could have him back.

For the dog with the fecked legs I'd be less worried about the money and more about her quality of life, repeated surgeries and recovery. It's great that animal medicine has progressed so much that human-standard 'supervet' treatments are available but I'm not sure they're always in the animal's best interests in the long-run.
 

Ukjay

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Monmouthshire!
Small animal vets and insurance companies have clients stitched up when it comes to bills. Some drugs are available online for half the price at the vets but then they charge £20odd for writing the prescription, and insurance companies stick all sorts of exclusions on policies as pets get older or refuse to meet the whole cost of treatment so they end up not worth the premiums. That said, I bought the best treatment I could for my boy and made the most of every day of those five years with him. I'd spend it again if I could have him back.

For the dog with the fecked legs I'd be less worried about the money and more about her quality of life, repeated surgeries and recovery. It's great that animal medicine has progressed so much that human-standard 'supervet' treatments are available but I'm not sure they're always in the animal's best interests in the long-run.
Quality of life is what we work on. If the damage can be repaired, the animal can live without pain and suffering - then cost is low on the list.
If the animal will suffer for years on - then it is not viable for the wellbeing of the animal imho..
 

melted welly

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DD9.
In your opinion...

Evidentally some Farmers openly advocate dispatching an animal purely bsed upon financial cost to them...
that’s one extreme of the equation.

There’s also the other extreme, where sick pets are kept going long after any quality of life has ceased, purely for the owners need/want. A trip to the lake district and seeing some of those cases getting wheeled about in the dog prams was an eye opener for me.

I’d say the latter was less humane than the former.
 

roscoe erf

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Livestock Farmer
In your opinion...

Evidentally some Farmers openly advocate dispatching an animal purely bsed upon financial cost to them...
when you think about it that kind of money could give other dogs needing rehoming a great life.
also farmers do have to look at it like that after all they are a business and your not going to put thousands of pounds into a animal for a £300 return
 

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