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Old 03-11-2019, 01:53 PM
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So my kitty is having surgery on Thurs. They don't think is cancer. It's a mass attached to his bladder so they will cut part of bladder and reform it or whatever. $2000 OMG.. What do you guys do when your pets get sick? I mean what else is there to do? But 2000 is so much money that I don't have! I have no choice. I love him.


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Old 03-11-2019, 02:56 PM
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We love our pets so we do all we can. I hope everything goes well for your kitty and he recovers quickly!
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:01 PM
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Sorry, I have no advice, but see if the vet is willing to take payments?

If, and I really hope not, it is cancer, check out The Brodie Fund. It is a charitable organization that helps pet owners with the financial burden of cancer treatment for their pets.
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:03 PM
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Is it too late for pet insurance?
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:25 PM
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Yes, I just looked but after this I think I will get insurance.


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Old 03-11-2019, 04:11 PM
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I have paid that much for a cat that we loved. She was very young and had a benign tumor. It seemed terrible to put down a perfectly healthy cat just because of the tumor. It was a very hard decision. It was probably not the best financial decision we ever made, but I do not feel bad.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:05 PM
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Someone on PT told me about this credit card. Not all veterinarians (and other health professional offices)accept it, but if they do, they offer low interest or even interest-free terms. It was a godsend for me when my dog needed expensive ACL surgery and I also used it when I needed a root canal and crown. I have pet insurance on my present dog, but just remember that most policies do not cover pre-existing conditions. Good luck with the surgery. I hope everything works out. The vet's office might also be willing to work out a payment plan with you. It's worth a shot...
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:27 PM
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Thank you.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:30 PM
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I paid $1,000 last year for a surgery for my cat that only had 50% chance of working- and this was after already spending around $600. My cat was 8 at the time. My mom thought I was nuts.

The odds did give me pause, but when I thought about it, I'd spent over that amount on a cruise earlier that year. I was willing to spend that much on a week's vacation but not my beloved pet?? I didn't want to be wondering "what if" for years to come if I chose not to try the surgery. My vet also told me that if he opened my cat up and saw obvious tumors, he'd put him down and I would only pay for that.

The surgery worked and now I consider it the best money I've ever spent. I absolutely adore my cat and he brings me so much joy.

I hope the surgery goes well for your cat!

PS- My kitty hopped up on my lap and started purring up a storm while I was writing this!
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:55 PM
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I would do the same thing! I love my kitties and have spent a ton of money on them this year. They're so worth it though.

I did look into pet insurance, but it was very expensive and overall cheaper to just pay the vet fees.

I hope the surgery goes well!


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Old 03-12-2019, 12:50 AM
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my everything. I would rather spend my money on them than so many other material things that I've had in life that don't mean much.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:17 AM
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There have been times, fortunately not too many, when my monthly vet bill was more than my take home pay. I didn't regret it then and I never did.

True story, I had a Care Credit card for years before I actually used it on myself! The first time I did felt very strange.

Depending on the contract your care provider has with Care Credit your interest free payments can stretch out over 2 years.

We'll be thinking of you Thursday.
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