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Q: How much would you pay

October 23, 2008 | By Carmelcream | 14 answers | Expired: 2084 days ago

How much would you pay

I'm having problems with my kitten sneezing and have been taking him to the vet about once a week. Well today I took him back again and the vet told me that it would cost about $2000 for treatment, but they would try medication first and if that doesn't work we'll go from there. My questions is how much would you pay for your pet's treatment. These kittens were feral kittens and are about 3 1/2 months old. I've had them for about 2 months, and have gotten attached to them.

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Kelly
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Nov 06, 2008

There's no limit. I do rescue so I pay for every rescued stray as well as my own. Whatever they need, they get. I've paid for middle of the night & weekend emergency surgeries on animals I've never met before, I'm caring for 3 with chronic illnesses right now who require constant bloodwork, meds & treatment. That being said, I have a couple of cats who sneeze too. That's not uncommon as cats gets allergies. I'd get a second opinion. There are vets whose main priority is the animals & then there are those whose main priority is the money they can make.

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LINDA B.
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Oct 25, 2008

It's easy to say we would spend whatever it takes, but in reality, not all of us can afford that.
I'd definately find another vet for a second opinion and don't be afraid to look into a low-cost clinic.

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Angie S.
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Oct 24, 2008

I'm one who spends whatever it takes for the well-being of my cats. HOWEVER.... you need a new vet. Sneezing kittens are very common. There can be any number of causes and treatments, none of which should cost $2,000.

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JenniferMaurer
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Oct 24, 2008

I would spend what it takes for my pets but that is why I have pet insurance, it is only $250 a year and they pay 90% of any illness with a $50 deductable . . well worth it for me to know I never have to worry about a ill I can't afford.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Oct 24, 2008

If you are concerned, get a copy of your vet records and go get a second opinion from another vet. If you know the name of the treatment recommended, you can call around to other vets in your area and do a price check to see if someone else can do it cheaper. Look for a vet in a rural area as they are sometimes a lot less pricey than city vets.

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Ethel02
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Oct 24, 2008

I have spent thousands on my dogs to a reputable Hosp. when they have been diagnosed with something serious & right now we are going to the Vet allot for my Lab, she had a toe amputated because of bone cancer, I am NOT being charged for all these follow ups because my Vet is a good Dr. who really cares and I've had him for 16 yrs., you need a new Vet. the one your seeing sounds like he doesn't care about his patients just the money, if you don't know of another Vet. call a lcal rescue & see if they have a Vet that will look at your cat you will have to pay but at least you'll have a 2nd opinion

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Jessica P.
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Oct 24, 2008

To sum it up....a not so great vet can sense a sucker coming.....and now way would I spent $2000 on any animal...sorry.
Three bad experiances with surgery/procedures....two of the three didn't make it more than a month after the vet assure "a complete and full eas recovery"...and the third did only because I put my foot down and said no to surgery and more testing (the dog already had x-rays, bloodtest and urinanalysis) a few doses of medication for an ulcer worked for him.
See a different vet. Ask around and listen to what people say about theirs...

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Tawny N.
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Oct 23, 2008

I would say go ahead and try the medicine and if it doesn't work try it again. That is if the medicine is not too spendy.Then if she is still sick try some different vets. My friend once was a week away from having to put her 7 year old dog down. The vets kept wanting to take x-rays at $500 a pop and finally she said she couldn't afford it anymore and her dog was suffering(he was unable to go to the bathroom)She tried another vet and turns out all he needed was to be nuetered! His prostate had enlarged and was not allowing him to go to the bathroom at least not without pain.If you look through my pictures he is max and is now 8! But if it turns out your kitty does need major surgery and it wil be expensive you need to draw the line somewhere you really do need to think of all the other kitties without homes that that money could really help!

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Jen G.
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Oct 23, 2008

What kind of treatment is this??? Is it some kind of surgery??

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BooBean
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Oct 23, 2008

My 5 year old cat suddenly started sneezing quite a bit about a year ago. We think he has allergies, like me. He doesn't seem too bothered by it. We just have to put up with snot on windows, which cleans pretty easy with windex. $2000 seems steep to me, my indoor cat seems perfectly happy and healthy, apart from a few sneezing fits a day, he is a normal cat. Does your vet think you have a money tree growing out in your backyard?

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