I hate being one of these people who says they can't afford their dog. When I got my dogs I was married and beteween us we had a pretty decent income and I figured we could afford dogs. Now I am single again and my Casper is approaching 12, his heart is starting to weaken. He has a heart murmur.This means his heart is not fully closing and the blood isn't pumping properly. The result is fluid getting in the lungs. He is taking a fluid pill which drains the fluids but he has also had to start taking Vetmedin. This is a very expensive drug that helps the heart beat more strong. Basically this is costing me $200 a month (for all drugs, extra care etc) plus the vets bills (50 a vist, 35 for follow up appt. blood tests,xrays). I have heard that there is a website that shows drugs intended for humans that can replace the dogs drugs. Does anyone know about this? any experiences with Vetmedin/alternate drugs?