… no matter how you slice it.
I love a bargain as much as anyone and I try to save money whenever possible. That said, some things in life are expensive no matter what. For example:
Now why (you may ask) is that little schnauzer of your’s wearing such a ridiculous get-up? Well I’ll tell ya: periodontal surgery. The little guy suffers from periodontal disease due to the genetics of the breed and the fact that he is not a chewer. Two years ago he had half of his teeth removed. Last week, all the rest came out (except for his four canines).
The good news is that this is great for his health. He’s probably been in pain from the teeth essentially rotting in his little mouth and poor dental hygiene is terrible for his heart. He can happily eat soft food, in fact, he prefers it. And he can still play fetch with his tennis ball, so he could actually care less about his teeth being gone.
The bad news is that pet care is expensive! I’ve said it before, but it’s worth mentioning again. I feel pet ownership is worth the expense, but for some it may not be. The alternatives to spending money on his health are either to not own pets or let his health deteriorate. Neither is an option for me, so it’s pricey but I’m OK with it.
That said, we did manage to save money on the space cadet collar. He needs to wear it because he keeps licking his leg where the IV was inserted. You may notice the collar looks a bit DIY, and you are right! We had a little collar that wasn’t long enough but still fit around his neck so we rigged it up with some heavy-duty paper and packing tape. I’d guess we saved about $5. Not much, but it helps!