So this week Ginger had a big hematoma on her ear. I took her to the ER to make sure it wasn't a snake or spider bite. And then the next day to deal with her hematoma.
At 10 yrs old and never sick in her life (I got her at 6 months old), she finally cost me 900 bucks for ER fees and surgery on her ear.
3 days later my other dog Mocha, out of his rymadil for his hips, was due for his "senior profile". So another 500 bucks later, he is doing well and getting rid of a few "hot spots". That cost another 500.
I'm not sure any of this cost ever stops. If their lives were bad, that would be different to me (I am euthanasia certified). However, they are still healthy and happy dogs -- just expensive.
I honestly don't care. Whenever I ever adopted out a dog at the shelter, I always said, "PETS ARE EXPENSIVE".