Finding Vet Who Will Accept Monthly Payments?

At the moment we are in receipt of Council Tax benefit (support), but because of earning about 20 pound a month too much we will soon not be eligible. We are still only making ends meet and the fact that we were eligible for PDSA treatment for a cat we took off the street may end soon. He is 23 and has an on going heart condition which means he needs medication every day to stay alive.


I just won't be able to afford, not only the medication, but also the vet bills. Never will I be able to afford all at once. I've tried getting insurance, but he was either too old or the on going heart condition makes it impossible to get him one. My question is where can I pay monthly to get treatment when necessary for my cat?

By Rachel-Leigh from Plymouth

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September 4, 20130 found this helpful

Hi Rachel. Plymouth is an especially caring area of England and you will be able to find help at any of the local cat charities there. There are so many in your area that I am posting the link to the search results instead of just to one or two of the charities.


Call in or telephone them to see what programmes they can offer.

I think the only one I might avoid if I were in your situation would be the RSPCA (across the UK they are losing their formerly excellent reputation and it looks as though it might be for good reason. Your results in Devon may be different though, so give that some thought).

I hope things work out for you and yours. That universal credit benefit switch is causing no end of headaches for people from Cornwall to John 'O Groats. £20 is an awfully slim margin to be used to cut or take away people's benefits, I'm so sorry for your troubles!

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September 4, 20130 found this helpful

From your post, I gather you live in England. I can't help with advice about a vet there, but I do want to offer some advice about your cat. I say this with all care and kindness. Please think seriously about putting the cat down. I know that is a hard decision, but the cat is quite elderly and has a life-threatening medical condition.


Also, from a practical point, you have already stated that you can no longer afford its care. This really would be the best thing for your cat companion. I wish you well with this situation.

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