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    • WantToBeSE
    • By WantToBeSE 12th Mar 17, 10:55 AM
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    WantToBeSE
    How much do you have in a pet savings account?
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    • 12th Mar 17, 10:55 AM
    How much do you have in a pet savings account? 12th Mar 17 at 10:55 AM
    I have 12 year old cat and am about to get a puppy.

    My cat has barely cost us anything through the years, just flea/worming/vaccinations.
    But i am aware that i've been lucky up till this point, and that dogs are more expensive.

    So i have started a pet savings fund, where i save a certain amount each month for when unexpected costs arrive. Also to pay for pet food, toys, new beds etc (especially since puppies chew everything!).

    So I'm wondering how much i should put into the fund every month.

    If it helps, the puppy isn't going to be a big breed, she is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

    Also, the vet does a £12 a month 'annual dog pack' and that pays for both of the puppy vaccinations, all worming and flea treatments for the year, and also 20% off anything bought from them (not prescriptions). I am wondering if this would be worth it.
    3/6 month emergency fund challenge #20
    PODBX17 #122

    Debt Free Diary http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5501794

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    • questionss
    • By questionss 20th Mar 17, 9:51 AM
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    questionss
    A CKCS - mitral valve disease is ridiculously common, half have a heart murmur by age 4, 75% by 7 and almost all by 10. It's not really an if it's a when
    Recent studies show early treatment improves quality & duration of life.
    Also common is diabetes and syringomyelia
    Get insurance, get good lifelong insurance, check for breed related exclusions
    • questionss
    • By questionss 20th Mar 17, 9:53 AM
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    questionss
    A CKCS - mitral valve disease is ridiculously common, half have a heart murmur by age 4, 75% by 7 and almost all by 10. It's not really an if it's a when
    Recent studies show early treatment improves quality & duration of life.
    Also common is diabetes and syringomyelia
    Get insurance, get good lifelong insurance, check for breed related exclusions
    • WantToBeSE
    • By WantToBeSE 21st Mar 17, 7:44 AM
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    WantToBeSE
    Thanks questionss, i am already aware of those issues, which is why insurance is an absolute must.

    None of the dogs in her family have had any health issues, so fingers crossed she will be OK.
    3/6 month emergency fund challenge #20
    PODBX17 #122

    Debt Free Diary http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5501794

    Total debt:
    14/01/2017 £6247.89
    24/02/17 £5623.17

    Estimated DFD Jan 2018
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