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02-07-2014 10:54 AM
misslesleedavis1 My 2000 dollar stitches incident occured at the e vet on a weekend. I believe that it should not have been that much, like seriously it was 6 stitches, a cleaning, antibiotics, and a cone.
02-07-2014 10:34 AM
Lilie Highest equine was over 12K in three months, and lost her anyway. Trailer accident. That was when I learned a valuable lesson that just because you want them to live, it may not always be what's best for the animal. I maxed out three credit cards, so no telling what the total bill was once I paid all the interest.
02-07-2014 10:24 AM
GSDolch For an emergency the highest has only been 500 dollars. I tend to not count routine stuff that is needed as pups or yearly.
02-07-2014 09:52 AM
Lilie Canine - $1,200 for eye surgery on six month old Aussie. The evening he came home he was showing signs of distress and depression. Took him back to the clinic the next morning and he tested positive for Parvo. I didn't realize that the clinic he had eye surgery at was treating a litter of Parvo puppies. $3,800 and a week later I pulled him from the clinic when I found out how he got Parvo from a vet tech who felt bad out it (he was fully vaccinated). Had to pay my bill in full in order to get him released. Finished his treatment at home with the help of my equine vet. He died of Kidney failure at the age of 10.

I never stepped foot back into that clinic and over 15 years later, still tell everyone I know not to use that clinic.
02-07-2014 09:52 AM
Okin My last dog I estimate her total vet bills in the 12,000 range over the years. The biggest single shot was probably her ACL surgery that was in the 1500 range many years ago. She got chronic ear infections spent about a grand at a specialist trying to figure out what the issue was. She was treated for that more times than I can count. Pancreatitis hit me for a descent chunk of cash. Before she passed there was another grand in MRI's and tests that found a huge tumor. She made it to 14.5 and it was all worth it.

My current dog has insurance
02-07-2014 09:35 AM
stmcfred She was absolutely heartbroken!!
Her, my other daughter and my sisters two kids were playing duck, duck, goose. My daughter went to sit down and the puppy got underneath her.

Originally Posted by Scout's Mama View Post
YIKES!!!! daughters are scary 8-O
02-07-2014 09:30 AM
stmcfred They didn't know. This was over 9 years ago too. Now they are all vet checked and spayed/neutered. He seemed fine when I was there. Not as playful as I thought a puppy should have been, but thought it was just mellow. He was also pretty skinny, but just figured he needed more food. Not long after having him I knew something wasn't right so I made a vet appt and got him in asap.

Originally Posted by Chip18 View Post
They let you take or should I say...they placed a sick Parvo puppy in a new home?
02-07-2014 09:22 AM
Bridget Just paid my biggest...$350 for surgery on my lab's ear for a hemitoma. My vet is very good about keeping costs down. He doesn't ask to do things that are not really necessary and doesn't charge us an arm and a leg for what is.
02-07-2014 09:06 AM
hunterisgreat I dunno... all in all I've got over $7,000 on Katya's canine
02-07-2014 09:05 AM
shepherdmom I had an emergency-vet visit come up to about $1000 for a few hours then over the course of the next 7-8 months about a total of about $5000.00 in vet bills. We lost her anyway.
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