My pet is treated like royalty. But as a pet parent, I sometimes feel treated as the bill payer. Our family has been loyal to this vet practice for more than 20 years and have been very happy with the care. But in the last couple of years, there seems to be much more emphasis on pricey supplements, injections and therapies that to my mind are optional. It can hard to discern what is medically essential care and what is enhancement care. If you are on a tight budget, you might end up feeling like a bad pet parent.