If you have a dog with an expensive medical problem and you are not the richest person around, you should ask your vet about care-credit. We had a dog with parvo that was loved and not a lot of money to treat the virus so the vet told us about care-credit. It's a credit card made specifically for pet bills. In the end, it saved our dog and even though we had to pay $900 dollars, it wasn't all up front. We paid it as we went.
By D.J. from Evansville, IN
I,too, have care credit for my multiple pets. It's been a life saver. However, my sister has also used it for her dentist. I didn't know. She says she was told it is for any type of Vet. or Dr. as long as it's used in the medical profession. How wonderful. (07/05/2007)
By jane, bonifay, fl
Another option is to check and see if any of your local shelters offer veterinary services. Our local Humane Society offers vet services and spaying/neutering that are easily 1/3 of what I was paying at my other vet. The services are open to everyone, regardless of income levels. I know people who drive over an hour (we have seven pets, so I would if I had to), as the savings is easily worth it for them. Every now and then I've had to wait awhile (unless it's a true emergency of course), but with an average $150 savings per visit, it's worth it. (07/05/2007)
I agree, Care Credit saved my beloved Bear's life. He got glaucoma in one eye and the surgery to remove his eye would be 1200.00 I didn't have it, but the vet's office suggested it and they even got on the phone to get me approved. I got notice the next day that I have a 1500.00 limit, I cried, my Bear would be saved. Then 2 days later my late love Skippy's left side of her mouth swelled real bad, took her in and they were able to take x-rays to find a bad tooth. The funny thing was when they took the x-ray they use a rolled up piece of gauze to keep the jaw open. The bad tooth was in the gauze. I was able to pay all of the vet's bills with Care Credit over a period of a year. I will always be indebted to them for taking care of my babies. I highly recommend them for those times when money is tight and the fur babies need attention and the cash isn't there.
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