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Vet Bills? (by WMH [NC]) Feb 12, 2024 6:59 PM
       Vet Bills? (by Ken [NY]) Feb 12, 2024 7:12 PM
       Vet Bills? (by RB [TN]) Feb 12, 2024 8:31 PM
       Vet Bills? (by plenty [MO]) Feb 12, 2024 8:35 PM
       Vet Bills? (by Vee [OH]) Feb 12, 2024 10:44 PM
       Vet Bills? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 12, 2024 11:20 PM
       Vet Bills? (by DJ [VA]) Feb 13, 2024 1:15 AM
       Vet Bills? (by zero [IN]) Feb 13, 2024 8:39 AM
       Vet Bills? (by Phil [OR]) Feb 13, 2024 3:58 PM
       Vet Bills? (by zero [IN]) Feb 14, 2024 8:19 AM
       Vet Bills? (by Ken [NY]) Feb 14, 2024 6:03 PM
       Vet Bills? (by zero [IN]) Feb 15, 2024 8:10 AM

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Vet Bills? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2024 6:59 PM

With the proliferation of people getting multiple animals, I think I'm going to call my vet and ask what an annual checkup costs per pound, including regular flea meds. Add that to their expenses when you divide up their income.

I know we have ONE healthy cat nowadays and it's about $150 a year. When we had three dogs and three cats at the same time, I don't even remember what that annual bill was like but I know it was huge. One cat in particular was at the vet often for abscesses from bites from one of the other cats...the dogs were big ones so even a well-dog checkup was in the hundreds for regular shots and flea meds.

A good pet owner has vet bills. What are they?

Vet Bills? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2024 7:12 PM

We have 2 ST Bernards and 1 golden retriever and i bet we spend thousands, one of our ST Bernards is on seizure medicine that is close to $250 month.My wife would stop eating before the dog stopped getting her medication.I doubt the class c tenants with low incomes take animals to a vets office regularly --74.77.xx.xx

Vet Bills? (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2024 8:31 PM


Vet Bills? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2024 8:35 PM

I heard the expenses for an animal, in regards to income and expenses when looking to rent your home to an applicant would be add in $800 per pet for a year's care and feed.

Vet Bills? (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2024 10:44 PM

As I mentioned several posts back about finding animals, I call and ask if they will pay boarding - I think it is 35bux a day including food, they come pick up the dog with a cage in a covered pickup truck. The other choice is going to the aniaml warden which charges 125 for a chip, 180 for shots and veterinarian care - teeth cleaning, nail triming and if fur abrasions are present they treat the wounds, I get the idea that comes from car traveling jumping around the seats and complaints are it cost 500bux to get the dog back from the county, Much cheaper to do boarding, of course always cheaper to arrange this in advance and don't bring animals into my places, I suggest the animal boarding place if animal question come up when booking - the owners used to paint for meers and they are a caring staff who regularly do bathing and grooming also.

Vet Bills? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2024 11:20 PM


Great minds...

I just now posted about this on Doogie's Great Dane post.

We split out dog expenses as part of our family budgeting. $800-850 per actual cost, including food.

We also spent that much on just the near end of life care - extra visits, cancer screen, meds, and finally put down/cremation.


Vet Bills? (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2024 1:15 AM

I think that's a great idea.

I use debt-to-income ratio as part of my qualification.

Need to figure in food & cat litter, too.

Like the other post: a great dane is 3-4 times the food cost of a smaller dog.

25 times more than a toy poodle - LOL

The way some folks dress up their dogs, maybe there should be a clothing allowance, too (JK : )

Vet Bills? (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2024 8:39 AM

Wife got a cat when our youngest wanted to get one as well. Youngest was still at home. Youngest now gone and cat still here.

Turns out the cat has arthritis or some such. Wife takes the cat every month to get a shot at the vet. That's $80 extra just for the shot.

Now the kid has a dog who doesn't get along with the cat so I am stuck with the costly fur ball until she dies. --107.147.xx.xx

Vet Bills? (by Phil [OR]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2024 3:58 PM

It can be huge. I have spent over $1000 on two scratches to the cornea on my dogs eye this year. Another 800+ on ear infections .... another 260 on flea & tick meds......

one of my hunting buddies just racked up over a grand last week after his dog ate a dead salmon and got a deadly disease that is common in the NW.

My dog is worth it...he hunts hard and is a better dog than I deserve based on my shooting skill. only hunted about 80 days this past season. Hope to add 100 days to that next season.

Vet Bills? (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2024 8:19 AM

Phil, sounds like your dog is a tool as well as a companion.

My dog was a black lab with a little something that his momma hooked up with. Deathly afraid of water. Funny actually since we had a pond and he never went in it.

I liked the dog. Trained him fast for basic commands, house broken very early on.

He had only one job and never had to do it his entire life. He was a bullet magnet. If the bad guys got in he was there to slow them down long enough for me to return fire.

I miss that dog, even though in later years I have become allergic to them. --107.147.xx.xx

Vet Bills? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2024 6:03 PM

zero- I tell my wife my big dogs nickname is 30 secons, his job is to give me 30 seconds to get to my guns, she doesnt think that is funny --74.77.xx.xx

Vet Bills? (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2024 8:10 AM

Bullet magnet and meat target were my nicknames for him.

His official name was Ubu.

Younger folks don't remember hearing the phrase Sit Ubu Sit. --107.147.xx.xx

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