Then just last summer was Truffles' blood clot. Two short hours and $1,000 later she was gone.
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There are many reasons why emergency vet care is so expensive. Continuity of care means these offices are open 24/7, therefore it must be fully staffed by vets and technicians able to perform advanced procedures around the clock. Emergency vets see the most serious illnesses which require state-of-the-art medical equipment and specialists who know how to use it. I know my regular vet wouldn't have had access to the oxygen cage that Truffles needed, and I was so grateful that it was available to her at the ER even though I knew it was going to cost me an arm and a leg. The care she received that night was second to none.
Thankfully both times I was able to agree to the estimate knowing I would be able to pay for my cat's care, and even if I couldn't my parents would be more than willing to help. Sadly though, that piece of paper containing the estimated cost means the choice between life and death for many pet parents.
Four Paws Lifeline is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to provide financial assistance to those pet owners who are not able to afford critical care or emergency veterinary care for their furry loved ones. They feel that an animal's life should not have to depend on their owner's ability to pay and are working towards a future where decisions about companion animal medical care need never be made on the basis of cost.
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Have you ever had trouble paying a steep vet bill? What did you do?