After we had our cat, Whiskers, put to sleep, my wife and I had time to reflect upon our decisions. It was not pretty. We totaled up out costs and they amounted, on paper, to be $9,931.56 and we ended up with a dead cat. Critical Care unit charges: $6,276.56. Housing the cat, x-rays, medications, evaluations, etc.. Surgery charges: $3,655.00 Also the time involved was significant. I had to feed, give medications and a shot every four hours a day….