I have 5 cats ranging in ages from 16 years old to 2 years old. Problems seem to occur after office hours and I end up at our university vet hospital. They are very good but it is very expensive. It is an easier choice knowing I will be reimbursed for much of his or her care fairly quickly after the event. I would not want to withhold care because of the cost. That would be a horrible decision. They are my family.