07-23-2014, 02:02 PM
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Originally Posted by SillyWilly
Does anyone have any options for people in Ontario?
Last year Lily got sick i'm not sure if it was from her vaccines or all the changes going on but anyways she stopped eating and then drinking. It cost close to $1000 to have her examined, bloodwork one subq fluid injection and then the vet said he needed $3000 more upfront or I could take her home and hope for the best. I took her home because I had no other option and force fed her and syringed water into for two weeks, it was awful. Anyways I couldn't find any financial help and her vet of 3 years does not make payment plans, it seems none in Toronto do. I did call a few rescues to ask if they knew of anywhere that could help but they said no, they said I could surrender her and they would help her but I couldn't get her back
I just got a quote for Lily's teeth and Hailey's spay and honestly I am floored, the quote for Lily's dental cleaning starts at $1200 and Hailey's spay at $900!!!
Is this recent? Koda got spayed (mature, plus 46 lbs at the time) for around 600$ (the quote I got was less but I trusted these guys and they did a great job) and there's a spay neuter clinic in Ottawa which is 330$. They do get pricey elsewhere but try finding a vet outside the city if you can get a ride. Country vets tend to be much cheaper because they buy in bulk for larger animals. I don't know how TO is since last I checked there's not as many barns around there but a quick-ish drive north or south a bit should have you in areas that are easier to access vet care. Rideshares between the two cities/areas are pretty common if you check FB groups/kijiji.
Dental cleanings also start around 300$ normally so just shop around and call all the vets in the area. Tooth removal is different, but a basic cleaning shouldn't be that bad-mostly the cost is for the anesthetic.