We bought a dog a few weeks ago - a 16 week old Pyrenenan Mountain Dog. He was pedigree and cost £895.
Got him home, and within 3 days he'd seizured - so we rushed him to the vets . .. he got sent to Intensive Care 2hr drive away at animal hospital, where he had more seizures, lost his sight and was under "round the clock" supervision. He had MRI scan, liver biopsy, blood tests, stool tests, urine tests, and is now back home (with his sight bck) and on 4 types of medication (that cost £130 a week).
Got the bill from the animal hospital this morning . . . . a cool £4,300 . . . and we STILL don't know what's wrong with him.
We got free insurance from breeder for him - so trying to sort out how much for . . . . . .
£4,300 . . . . . oooooouch! That's about $8,800.
My next pet is to be a goldfish. That's already dead to avoid vet bills.