So this home finance rant was caused by one of our family cats, Jinx, feeling unwell. I must preface this story with the statement that I love my pet(s), I am ranting at the high cost of pets and keeping them alive.
Jinx is a long black furred cat (that’s his picture on the left, in our bathtub) and in the summer, he gets fur balls, throws them up and then his stomach is upset and he stops eating (even though I pay too much for “anti-furball” food, but that is another rant about the high price of pet food).
This year, Jinx gets so sick he goes to the vet, who rehydrated him (intravenously!), and suggests he stays over night, but luckily Mrs. Cheapy C8j convinces them that Jinxy should go home instead. Final cost of fixing this $90 cat (no complaints about that price, it went to the Humane Society)? $301.00 and at the end of it we saved $200.00 by him not staying over night Whoo Hoo!
The moral? Well, there isn’t one, it’s mostly me just ranting about the high price of Vets. I am happy my cat is well again.
Another option? Pet Insurance, I kid you not, click on the link, President’s Choice in Canada is offering Pet Insurance. I have not investigated it, but that is another option (but again, investigate thoroughly before putting your money down on this kind of thing).
Remember that before you get a pet (unless it is a goldfish) there are co$ts and responsibilities involved in getting a pet.