Why to so many people let pets ruin their financial picture?
I am just curious. So many people find themselves in a financial predicament trying to save pets spending thousands of dollars that they do not have. I understand the emotion; however, they are animals not people. I see this where I work with the people who can least afford to spend that kind of money. I read about it here!
Do most people have an upper limit on their budget for how much they are willing to spend when/if their animal gets sick? By the way, they will all get sick or old eventually and will die.
We have given ourselves an upper limit and we have said no when that limit had been reached. Our dog was sick when we were in Europe with the kids. The vet wanted to operate for $3k to $4k. At first we said yes out of guilt of being gone. Then we got some more sense into us, and we called back and said no.
Yes, we have lost animals. Yes, this is a part of owning pets. They will likely die before you do.