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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:55 pm 
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wannabeeahack wrote:
Still with us, coughing a lot more, but we just carry on

felt disloyal asking vets the PTS procedure and cost (£118)

cremation is £150



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:30 pm 
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trotskys twin wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
Still with us, coughing a lot more, but we just carry on

felt disloyal asking vets the PTS procedure and cost (£118)

cremation is £150



PDSA WILL SAVE YOUA FORTUNE.


id have used them AND contributed almost what the vets cost, the PDSA do good work and i dont consider myself so skint id abuse their generosity, sadly there isnt a branch very close

thats just me though

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:46 pm 
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Our two are under the weather as well. The older one (8) has had a lump removed from his foot, it’s benign but the location means the skin is very thin and isn’t healing very well, he’s on a course of antibiotics and having to have the wound checked and a new dressing every three days. The younger one (7) has a bad urine infection and is also on antibiotics. In the past he’s had both hips replaced at a cost of £5,500 each! Thank heavens for pet insurance (petplan)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:01 pm 
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Our two are under the weather as well. The older one (8) has had a lump removed from his foot, it’s benign but the location means the skin is very thin and isn’t healing very well, he’s on a course of antibiotics and having to have the wound checked and a new dressing every three days. The younger one (7) has a bad urine infection and is also on antibiotics. In the past he’s had both hips replaced at a cost of £5,500 each! Thank heavens for pet insurance (petplan)


having 3 we couldnt afford 3 insurances which would have cost £8000+ over the last 10 years plus the excess per insurance meant in only 2 cases could we have claimed

I love the 3 dogs and 2 cats but im not sure id have put them through major surgery but now they are old (ish) it wouldntr be advisable, if my boy had been 5 not 13 he could have had a pacemaker costing £3500, but now the anaesthetic alone could kill him.

Instead of insurance we have a clear nil balance credit card and a savings account putting £30/month in

One thing that does boil my blood is the high cost of meds frpm vets, this lads 90 meds cost me £80 online (proper stuff) whereas the vets would have charged me £400!, our red and white girl is on meds, hers are 50% cheaper online

I think vets see pet insurance being easy money, bit like us and taxi insurance/repairs?

https://www.petdrugsonline.co.uk

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:03 am 
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he is still hanging in there, a few wobbles, but generally mainly good

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