Why are my critters always so expensive?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by LegginMF12, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just found out today the pug need dental work, to the tune of $421.00 to $575.00 to pull two teeth. There goes making a lump sum payment on a credit card! Oh well at least I haven't had to dip into the wood burning stove fund yet. The little bugger, he's absolutely worth it. He's the first critter i ever had that can out snore The Big Guy! LOL

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  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love pugs! We had 3 when I was growing up. Your animals are expensive because you care enough to take care of them. Not everyone does.
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    There worth every cent for all the happiness they give us [​IMG]
     
  4. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

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    I love pugs.
     
  5. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pugs are so cool, my parents used to breed them when I was younger they were great dogs and even better friends, I’m sure your pug is well wroth it.
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Aww, he is sooo cute. I'm in the same boat....Finances are tough, and I've got a pom who has problems....he's got luxating patellas on both back knees, and just recently we found out that his trachea collapses sometimes, causing him to honk like a goose.....My old vet kept saying he had kennel cough, and refused to listen to me. I said "No he doesn't, because he's not exposed to other dogs, except my own dog. There is a problem with his throat!"

    So I switched vets, and the new vet knew what his problem is right away. That surgery will cost $3000! I can't afford that. He's Ok for now........The knees will cost $1600......So I am giving him gynclosamine supplements, which really really help. And the old vet said not to exercise him, but the new vet says go ahead.....He's much better off.

    Still I wonder why I keep dogs......But then I look at that little face.....
     
  7. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I'll take pets any day... much cheaper to raise than children (and I'm willing to bet your dog will never ever ask you to buy him a car)!
     
  8. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Monroe, Ga
    How can you not love that face [​IMG]
     
  9. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Thats nothin....... I had a seperate credit card JUST for dog emergencies (I have 4 mastiffs) They're always getting in to 1K trouble... cause takes 1 thousand bucks or more to get them out of it! LOL!!
     
  10. mothrhen

    mothrhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Keep your poms weight down. This will help him a lot!
     

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