$10k Kitten Cure

November 9, 2007 | By Matt Van Hoven | 498 comments
Tags: health, cat, kitten, insurance, medicine

In recent years, pet healthcare has begun to follow suit with human care. CAT scans, MRIs, cancer treatments and much more are all available for the modern pet.

And just like human healthcare, pet medicine isn't cheap. One Pennsylvania family recently felt that reality when their kitten fell ill.

They paid $10k to save their kitten – who had a 5 percent chance of survival before surgery.

After the surgery, the cat's brain infection was under control, and the six month-old is recovering well with the help of a ventilator.

The cat's owner said she had to take out a loan to cover the $10k bill, but saving a family member was worth it.

What do you think about this family's decision to take out a loan in order to save a kitten?

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Mary G.
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Mary G.
6 years ago

First of all let us all hope that the kitten only needed the ventilator for a short period of time and is now running and playing and doing all the fun things that young cats do.

Yes, to be sure $10,000 is a lot of money, but how does one put a monetary cap on the life of a loved one? I know that I am still in debt because of my efforts to save one big beloved dog and the sweetest cat ever. Efforts failed, but I don't for one second regret or begrudge the money.

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Linda W.
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Linda W.
6 years ago

I love my cats and dogs and I always do everything that I can but I can't morgage the farm to save a kitten. I hate that so many people are so quick to let a pet go and just figure there is another one but we do have to stay within our means. There are many dying for lack of a home. Maybe that would be the more sensible route. I did have a case where I turned down the "recommended" treatment for my dog who had two mast cell tumors. I had the surgery but not the radiation treatment that was beyond my means. God honored my decision and healed my dog with just the surgery. Now more than two years later, she has had no reccurance.

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