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Dr. Kerstetter says that pet insurance can help when it comes to offsetting the cost of advanced treatments, but he warns that buyers need to be very careful to get a good policy from a reputable provider and, above all, make sure the policy is as comprehensive as possible.
Dr. Kerstetter also warns that just because a pet's life can be saved, doesn’t mean that it always should. “There are times when people try to prolong a pet's life longer than they should, but I don’t see that as much as you might think,” he says. Dr. Kerstetter says that most pet owners he meets know deep down on a basic level if their animals are still able to enjoy a high quality of life and make their decisions based on this knowledge.
“If someone asks me, I usually tell them that they know their animal better than anyone in the world, which makes them better suited than anyone to make that call. In my experience, most people make the right decision.”
And when the right decision is made, today more than ever, it leads to cases like Remington — a happy dog, living out her golden years in peace, asleep under the desk of her loving owner.
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2 years ago
I've heard that chemo for pets is different & the pets don't have as bad as a reaction...but then I watched an episode of "Dogs 101" where, I think, an English sheepdog had cancer, went through chemo & was lethargic & lost his fur from it, like a human would. I think it depends on the pet....but I'm still not a fan of chemo...it can lead to other problems (like my great aunt, who had congestive heart failure from the chemo weakening her heart).
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