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Old 10-02-2014, 12:58 PM
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I think the vet is a must in certain conditions. But it does get expensive. In my case, I try to save on vet bills by using homeopathy for my pets. It works well and it's a lot cheaper.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:08 AM
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Hey everyone,

I mentioned this in another post.

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Hope this helps people out there.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:19 AM
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What about emergencies? I posted a thread about this today. My dog stepped on a jar in the park, and I can't afford stitches. Not only that but I can't tell if this cut needs stitches or not. It's pretty deep. What should I do?
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:56 PM
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Apply for Care.Credit or use a credit card and pay off over some months...
Always put away money for emergencies in the future...
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I think this board is fantastic. My husband and I recently adopted a 6 month old terrier rescue from SPCA but unfortunately, she had a congenital eye condition the organization was not aware of. We were told she was healthy when we adopted her but found out she needs surgery by an opthamologist to correct her coloboma of the eyelid, entropion, and dermoid in her left eye. The cost of this procedure is estimated between 1,100 and 1,200 and that's with the specialist having cut us a major break. Since we are newly weds still paying off our wedding and barely getting buy, we didn't expect to be hit with a cost like this right up front. SPCA refunded us our adoption fee but couldn't help out in any other way. We looked into pet insurance hoping that it could help fund her surgery but since the issue is congenital, none will cover it. It's important that when you look into these places you ask about pre-existing conditions because I was not able to find a single one that would cover it. I called many organizations to see if they could contribute any support (actors and others, humane society, etc) and they were not able to help. A friend suggested we start a donation page online to ask for support, so we started one at youcaring.com. You can pick your own url (our's is Rosie Needs Surgery | Pet Expenses - YouCaring) and advertise your cause. We also signed up for Care Credit and plan to use it on the day of her surgery. It can be very hard when you're trying to stay afloat and hit with a major surgery but she brings me so much joy that I wasn't willing to give her up, especially since she's been abandoned in the past.
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:16 PM
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One of the dog owner's I dog sit for rescued a pit/lab mix and he was diagnosed with Addison's following the adoption. His medication regime was over 200 a month. I had her call the rescue and they helped fund some of the meds...then I called a vet friend and he isn't charging her an office fee for the monthly injection, and also is charging his "cost" of the meds only (he worked out a deal with the supplier to to get another discount!). And then this vet put Buddy on generic predisone which is only 10.00 a month instead of 90.00, she gets them from Walmart!!!! So cheap!

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Old 12-08-2014, 04:24 PM
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There's always A Pet Prescription Plan for the Best Pet Care Online - PetPlus! We're a membership company trying to cut down the costs of petcare by offering pet owners access to pet goods at wholesale prices. Check us out
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Great sites for general and specific help with dog medical bills! ALL IN ONE PLACE!

http://www.dogtube.us/where-to-get-f...ncy-vet-bills/

http://www.humanesociety.org/animals...eb_id83620033#


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Having just spent 3500 on emergency surgery for a facial abscess of unknown causality I cant help wonder what others not in a strong financial situation would do. I know there are those who barely have enough to pay their monthly bills and love their pets as much as I love my knucklehead.
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You have to ask yourself a question. What would you do if it was your own child. Wouldn't you sell the very last thing you had to pay for the necessary treatment?

We all know the answer...
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