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The Guilt of Cat Euthanasia — 4 Comments

  1. God I couldn’t insure my lot or I’d have nothing left for food lol and thankfully I’ve had no huge vets bills,if I did well then I’d find it somewhere,beg steal or borrow my pets would get what they needed.

  2. I pay insurance which is quite expensive as I have 3 cats. Its also expensive because it my vets pet health scheme. I couldn’t be without it though because my cats mean the world to me.

  3. I’m lucky enough to have enough money aside incase something happens. But before I reached that stage I always thought it was a good idea. You are paying for peace of mind. Thats what it is really. You feel like its ok and that if something happens you can run to the overnight emergency and do whatever is needed. This is a big important thing to feel ok about. Otherwise you are up sh*t creek without a paddle basically. I think insurance from a personal point of view is about feeling ok. If you can abuse it then I say go for it since those companies are vultures and horrible so rip them off whenever you can. Get your vet to say everything had to be done as emergency and make them pay for every damn thing you can. But I say its worth it. I actually have a small insurance on 2 cats as part of my house insurance. Its small – a few thousand for accident and more for illness. But here in Switzerland to leave your cat overnight – just that, to be watched, nothing more, costs 700CHF which is about 600GBP. So when I say without a paddle I mean its brutal. I got it as soon as I could – that basic one for Red and Lilly. Now I have 3 cats but they don’t know which cat is which so the first 2 who need it will profit from it and I doubt all 3 will need it.
    They are disgusting vultures who prey on people though I agree with that. Ripping them off gives me great pleasure.

  4. We have never insured our cats, at first it was because I was working for vets and we had our treatment at cost price or even free if the vet was feeling generous. Then after I retired we just started putting so much aside monthly, but even so a huge bill like the one we had recently for Jozef’s tests and X rays, wiped the cats account out. But we love our cats and would pay any amount of money if they could be cured, rather than have one euthanised because of lack of money.
    If Babz or I needed expensive life saving treatment we couldn’t have on the NHS, we’d have to borrow money, so we’d do the same for our cats, crawl on bended knee to our bank manager if we had to ……
    We always keep a brave face on when paying our bill at the vets, they do charge the earth but we have no other choice than to pay up…then we come out and recover from our shock, in the car before driving home lol
    Seriously though I do think it’s more and more about money nowadays, the cost of the drugs vets use make them a huge profit and take for example being seen as an emergency, even just 5 minutes after the normal closing time, ours add an extra £100!!!
    But that’s life nowadays for many people, making money money money!

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