Q: I am looking for help for a 8 month boxer

August 25, 2008 | By Amy T. | 2 answers | Expired: 2201 days ago

Amy T.

My niece and her husband and their 2 children have finally returned to the US from 3 years over seas. The spent 1 1/2 yres in Syrbia and 1 1/2 in Egypt. Their daughter could not wait to get back to the states so she could have a dog. They returned late last year and soon were settled down in Jacksonville, NC. Finally they were ready for that dog she had wated so long for. She picked out a beautiful brindle boxer pup and named him Ramsis. All was great she told me. They had a fenced yard so they could run and play, he was sleeping good at night [he snores but I like it] she tells me. Our family had a week get together and Ramsis was taken care of by a friend. Then came the call. Ramsis had stepped in a hole when he was running and hurt his knee. It is looking like around $1,000-2,000 to repair his knee. This is money that they do not have but Ramsis is part of the family. I hope someone has some hope as to a group or vet school that could help with this. Any think would be greatly appreciated.

Readers' Answers (2)

Aug 26, 2008

Have they spoken to the office manager in the vet's office that they took Ramses to? If they do not have a payment program then they might want to try Care Credit.If the vet they have consulted is not a member of Care credit, they can look online and find one. Care Credit is just what it sounds like, a credit card for those unexpected vet emergencies. They can apply online or in a participating vet's office. The only downside is that the vet has to be a participant in this program for them to except it. I recently had an emergency with my beagle and had to resort to taking out a personal loan to cover the cost of the surgery. Good luck! I know the heartwrenching feeling of wanting to do everything and being limited by funds. The site is www.carecredit.com . Just look for the search for a doctor box at the top of the page. Hope this was helpful.

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Aug 26, 2008

Check with several different vets in your area and have them each give you a quote. My cat recently had to have surgery to have an abcsess type thing removed, and the first vet that we went to asked for $650 PLUS antibiotics! It would have been nearly $700. We felt like that was WAY to much for a such a simple surgery, so we went to a few other vets in the area. We had the entire surgery done, and antibiotics, at a different vet for $150. The vet did a great job and my cat is healing well (the surgery was two weeks ago). Hope you find someone that can give you a better price!

Oh, and you could also mention to the vet that you simply cannot afford that. Sometimes they will lower the price or give you some sort of a deal on it.

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