When it comes to cats, many people treat their pets as members of their own family. That’s why so many people think nothing of spending whatever it takes to keep their cat healthy and alive.

However, there may be limits to even most cat lovers when it comes to paying for major surgical operations. One couple reportedly spent $16,000 so their 12-year old cat can have a kidney transplant. Despite the cost, cats tend to live an average of three more years after such operations.

If you think you cat is worth $16,000, then you might not be in the minority after all. For some people, spending more time with their cats is worth every penny, even if it only extends your cat’s life another three years. After all, what price can you put on a cat?

To read more about how people will spend thousands of dollars for their cat’s health care, click here.

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