We come across many emails about people and families struggling to keep their beloved pets alive. We also know that many of our readers are doing the same. This article highlights the emotional ups and downs (as well as the financial trauma) of caring for our poor poisoned pets from one family’s perspective.
Two of their four cats already have died. All four have suffered kidney disease their veterinarian attributes to contaminated pet food.
Cmar (pronounced Smar) has spent almost $10,000 trying to save Libby and her family’s three other cats. Cmar, who runs a small business from home, charged much of it to her Visa card.
As bills mount, she finds herself at a crossroads: continue spending thousands to save Libby? Or does that just prolong the animal’s suffering?
“I’m an anxiety-ridden mess,” says Cmar, as she weighs the financial issues and the concern that her 4-year-old son, Matthew, and 1-year-old daughter, Maudaline, won’t understand the continued loss of their pets.