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wow! those are pretty hefty. biggest for me was $978, but PetrPlan paid most of that so i cant complain.
 

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One bill, or one illness? I remember Cassidy's MRI, including overnight stay (they wanted her there at 5:30 AM and it was at least an hour and a half away in rush hour traffic, so the appointment was the day before and I left her there) and anesthesia, was around $2200. Her surgery to spay, fix an umbilical hernia and take care of her ED (ununited aconeal process) was I think around $2700. And we spent nearly $6000 in 3 weeks to try and save Dena.

I've spent close to or over a thousand bucks at a vet visit numerous times, can't even remember all the circumstances.
 

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We've only incurred one serious vet bill, and that was Kaiser's surgery to amputate his front leg. $3700, and that was just the surgery. Doesn't include all the x-rays, diagnostics, oncology consults and follow up care which added up to a couple thousand more, but was spent at different times to different vets.

I don't think any other vet bills have ever been more than a few hundred dollars. Definitely none over a thousand.
 

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$2000.00. Years ago when my oriental shorthair cat Gosha had renal failure at age of 2. She was able to get through that ordeal and lived 4 more years. Still the best pet we've ever had ...
 

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We have been very, very fortunate.

5 Shepherds in 15 years, and the most expensive one was Max when he had infected anal glands.

That was 350.00

I think when Reggie had to spend the night at the vets about 6 years ago ( a week before he passed) she only charged around 300.00.
 

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oh my...
$2,700 for intussusception (surgery +5 days hospital)
$6,500 for intussusception round 2 (surgery + 5 days hospital)
(both within 2 weeks of each other)
and next month will be the whopper which is estimated about $7-$8K for her THR

lots of little visits that probably add up too, but I don't want to think about that, so I stick to the big ones (they're bad enough on their own).

Could of bought a car with that money... a big fuzzy one that can catch a frisbee
 

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i've been extremely lucky. when i lived at home, i was a long time volunteer for the vet office that handled our dogs care, so when my samoyedXgolden was hit by a car he required not only several surgeries [foot reconstruction which consisted of bone/tissue transplants & skin graphs] but had to be boarded for approx 1 month with meds, iv's, etc... i'm afraid to know what it would have cost because my parents would not have paid it - but we were pleasantly surprised with a bill of $1800. [i'll note that this was in 1996]

another of my dogs growing up had to have emergency surgery for a ruptured tumor, along with an ultrasound, iv, meds and 4 days boarding... same vet... $1500 for that and free rechecks. [2005]

gia's largest bill to date has only been $300 she's 10.
tilden's largest bill, i'm sure was well under $100 he's 3.
 

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I think $300 something. Boxes of heartworm prevention, boxes of flea/tick prevention, I think I had 3-4 animals getting their annual exam and any vaccinations needed.

So far we've never had a surgery or emergency procedure. Just vaccinations, heartworm tests, and basic stuff like ear infection ointment.

Nikon's a-stamps will be a few hundred for the rads and cost of submitting them.
 

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Originally Posted By: Cassidys Mom
Originally Posted By: Angel R
Originally Posted By: PeddersFor a single bill? $6500

WOW! Can you tell us the reason?
Im just curious?
Surgery or...?
Bravo
Yeah, for Bravo. It was for a about a week at Texas A&M and was for ultrasound, the cancer surgery, post operative care etc.

There was actually another $2000 spent on the same illness to our original vet (useless P.O.S.) before we got Bravo to A&M and emergency vets just before he died.

So for one illness, $8500 over 3 weeks and no dog at the end of it. And yes, I'd do the same again, based on the information I had at the time.
 

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For a single vet visit, I think a little over $1000 when my Golden Retriever had a bone lump, for the oncology visit with x-rays and a bone biposy. The results were inconclusive. Then less than a week later, Ginger's tongue suddenly swelled up and after going to my regular vet she told us to go back to the oncologist because she thought it was squamous cell carcinoma. That oncology visit was about $650, they did x-rays and a biopsy and culture of her mouth. When the culture came it showed bacteria and the biopsy showed inflammation so they figured she probably got stung by something. My vet suggested trying out antibiotics for the bone lump and it never got any larger and eventually shrunk a bit so they think it was a bone infection (thankfully not OSA!)

I can't remember what the bill was when Ginger had GDV and needed emergency surgery at the e-vet, but I'm pretty sure it was also over $1000.

As far as if you're going per illness, I don't have exact numbers but I had two dogs with cancer and if you count everything from the illnesses including diagnosis and treatment; both of those were over $3000 for each dog (including medications, x-rays, biopsies, oncology visits, cardiac specialist for one dog, antibiotics, palliative care and for one dog chemotherapy.) The two dogs' illnesses were around the same time frame as well. Both were treated for secondary infections first and later the true cause was found. Pooch passed away in August 2008 from lung cancer and Ginger was treated for skin infections over the summer before cutaneous lymphoma was finally and she passed away in October.
 
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