The idea for this story came from a reader who wrote to ask about the resources available when pet owners can’t afford veterinary bills. The woman was having trouble making ends meet financially due to the ongoing cost of the treatment needed for her paralyzed Dachshund. Last year the 4 year-old dog suffered a Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE) stroke that left her unable to walk. But thanks to the veterinary care she was receiving, the dog was making good progress in her recovery.
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