The Worst Part of Being Poor: Watching your Dog Die When You Can't Afford to Help

Oreo and Mitzi were sick – but since we couldn’t pay
thousands of dollars immediately, we couldn’t get the care they
needed

A few years ago, my sister Marylin’s peekapoo – a playful
and affectionate dog named Oreo – went to the vet for minor
bleeding in her mouth. Any issue involving blood is always of
concern, but Oreo was only eight and in otherwise good health so it
wasn’t alarming. Maybe she had eaten something that had irritated
her digestive system, we had assumed.

The vet prescribed Rimadyl, an anti-inflammatory medication
often prescribed for arthritis and other conditions.

Within a few hours, Oreo’s condition only worsened. She
couldn’t eat, and was obviously in distress. From there, things
got alarming. She became disoriented, unable to stand or walk
without falling. Then hemorrhaging started. Yet the cause of her
sudden decline proved a mystery.

Source: FS – Dogs – TBM
The Worst Part of Being Poor: Watching your Dog Die When You Can't Afford to Help