I'm wondering anybody has health insurance for their pet, how much they pay for it, if it is truly saving them money....
I have two cats and one dog. My dog is truly the light of my life, and I would do anything for her. Last month she had a seizure, so I took her to the vet for an exam and a blood draw. $250.
Her alkaline phosphatase was elevated, so I took her back last week for a recheck and another blood draw. $80.
This week she started shaking her head and scratching at her right ear (she has floppy ears, and has had ear infections before). So I called her vet to ask if we could just have the medication, cause Jessie always takes the same ear medication, instead of going in for a visit and the whole nine.
Nope. They have to 'culture' it to see if it is yeast or bacteria. Sounds reasonable. So I get there today and she has so little discharge (presumably because I caught it so early) that they are unable to do a swab and will just give her the same medication she always gets.
Jessie is generally a healthy dog, but this is getting a little out of control. Some of her vaccinations are due toward the end of this year, add in her heartworm preventative (which she gets monthly, year-round), and her flea and tick prevention, and that's a lot of cash!
So I'm wondering if any of you folks have pet insurance, or what you do to curtail vet costs?