posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 10:31 AM
Originally posted by calstorm
Also I made the mistake of taking my cat to the vet in an emergency once. It was 3 days until payday and I only had $40 to my name and the bill was
triple that. They weren't going to let me leave with my cat until I paid. At one point I thought they were going to call the cops. They wouldn't
take my $40 they wanted it in full right then and there. They wouldn't even let me leave with out my cat. 3 people stood blocking the exit. Finally
the actual vet took sympathy on me and wrote out a contract where I agreed to pay with in 3 days. One very large and very intimidating male (one of
the ones who blocked the exit) made it very clear to me that not being able to pay a vet bill at time of service was animal neglect, and to expect a
visit from animal control.
All and all I do have to say the actual vet was very kind and understanding it was the Vet Tech and the receptionists that were horrible to me me.
You definitely lucked out if an emergency vet appointment was only $120. Where I live they love to screw you over in emergencies. I mean, I'm lucky
because I have two animal hospitals within ten miles (like actual animal hospitals
- so not including vets) But I'm unlucky because they will
charge you a ridiculous amount to help your animal.
I remember one of my dogs (a Westie who died at 5 years old) was having seizures (this was a few hours before he died) and it was obviously a Sunday
so we had to go to the animal hospital. They charged us $200 just to see
the animal. They told us that the best thing would be to leave him
overnight so they could watch him and take care of him immedietly if he had another seizure. But how much would keeping the dog overnight cost? Over
$600!! That's more than the pure breed dog himself cost: so we had to take him home where he had another seizure in my arms and we had to go back to
the hospital where they inevitably put him down.
Not to mention how much money I spent on my rescue dog at Tuft's animal hospital. I drove to Ohio to pick up this Australian Shepherd puppy that was
infected with worms and found on the side of the road in the middle of a snow storm. When I brought him back home to Massachusetts, we started to
notice that he leaked everywhere. And by "leaked" I mean his little dingle didn't work properly (apparently he barely even has one... poor
demasculinated silly little dog). Obviously we had to find a solution since this dog left trails of urine when he walked and puddles when he slept. We
weren't gonna have this dog wear diapers his whole life, and we weren't going to put him down over something that's just inconvenient for us
humans. So... it took weeks and over $2000 just to figure out what was wrong with this dogs wang. Luckily they were able to medicate him in order to
help him hold in his waste, and after a few months on medicine: he learned to hold it in himself and we didn't have to give him the medicine anymore.
But over $2000!! It was all the anastethia, ultra sounds, wang-endoscopy (hahaa), medicine, etc... just to find out that the dog barely had a penis
and was leaking.
He's lucky he's an adorable little pooch.