There is affordable health care and then there is affordable health care. I don’t need to add comments to this. The irony of the facts should be apparent. Money to spend on Fido, but the people Rx co-pay or deductible is a financial crisis.
“By one estimate, owners spend $9,000 to more than $13,000 for medical treatments over their pets’ lifetimes.” Oct 12, 2018 NYT
“On average, dog owners spend $1,285 a year on their pet, while cat owners spend $915 a year. One of the shocking highlights from the survey was that Millennials expect to spend more money on their dogs over the course of the pet’s lifetime than they do on their own lifetime health care costs.” May 22, 2018 USA Today
Within the last week I have been aware of a family who spent $10,000 on a dog that died. Another woman just told me she spent $7,000 on her ten year old dog’s broken leg and now spends $100 a month on medication.