I've seen a lot of posts from pet owners who are having trouble keeping up with thier pets medical care, and I thought I would tell you about how we make sure our dogs can get medical care. We have Pet Medical Insurance. The kind we have covers emergencies and accidents, poisonings and some illnesses for about $10 per month. If something happens we have to come up with the $$$ for the incident, but the Insurance company usually re-emburses us within 1-2 weeks of us submitting a claim. We get back usually about 80% of the cost. There are different kinds of policies with different amounts of coverage, (Some policies include routine exams, shots, dental) and the costs vary by breed, age, health of pet a little bit. I urge pet owners to look up some of the more common pet insurance companies, call them up, talk to them about how it works and see if it might be something that could save you a lot of money and worry. My family is having a terrible time financially and we can't afford to pay most of our bills, but we keep the dog insurance so we don't have to choose to put her down if something happens to her.