Very good post - as a Burm owner myself I shudder to think of what could happen if I didn't take him to the vet regularly. Thankfully, I have never had any RI with him. People who aren't willing to have their animals examined and treated do not deserve their pets. In many places this is against the law. I can't begin to tell you guys how much I've spent on my pets and rescues... All of it was money well-spent... even for the animals that didn't make it.