Ah, vet costs…How much have you spent on vet care?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
  • poll: How much have you spent on vet care?
    Nothing : (2 votes)
    2 %
    around $100 : (3 votes)
    3 %
    $101-$300 : (6 votes)
    7 %
    $301-$500 : (3 votes)
    3 %
    $501-$750 : (9 votes)
    10 %
    $751-$1000 : (4 votes)
    5 %
    $1001-$2000 : (15 votes)
    17 %
    $2001-$3000 : (12 votes)
    14 %
    $3001-$4000 : (5 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    5905 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @IheartUFC:  I am the proud owner of a $3,000 cat….

    Post # 4
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    My cat is only 2, but we had an emergency visit once when he scratched his eye and it puffed up like crazy, and then when I first got him he had an intestinal parasite so we had to do some tests and get medication for that. And of course the normal checkups and vaccines. Probably between $1000-2000? 

    Post # 5
    2915 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    Gosh I have 4 cats…all about 9-10 years old. I haven’t counted throughout the years but I know it is A LOT! I just got dental for 2 and it was almost $1000 – and I still have 2 more to get the dental for! What can ya do…

    Post # 6
    1625 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @IheartUFC:  my poor kit had to be hospitalized and put on an IV when he had crystals in his urine that were making him bleed 🙁 The bill was over $800.. luckily, I was able to pay it over several months.

    Post # 7
    7664 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    **** knows. Lots. I’ve spent a fortune on trying to find my missing cat, for sure. More than I have ever spent on vet care for all of them combined.

    Post # 8
    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @IheartUFC:  We just took our dog in for shots last month. It costs 30 dollars just to be seen, its so crazy!! For his shots, heartworm medication, and a couple other things it was over 200 dollars. I know that there are chepaer places to go get his shots but I really love our vet and they actually care about your pet. 

    Post # 9
    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Both of our darling cats needed full dental extraction surgeries to the tune of $800+ EACH, not to mention all of the testing and exams that preceded said surgeries and the meds that followed.  They were both barely out of kittenhood, so it really wasn’t a question for us.  We couldn’t let them be miserable for the rest of their lives.  And now they’re the happiest toothless cats you ever did see!

    It has become apparent that the boy kitty has a heart murmur, and Lord knows what that’ll bring in terms of bills in the future.  The vet was kind enough to warn us that we might just wake up one morning to find he’d gone to the Great Litterbox in the Sky… super.

    Post # 10
    15016 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    So far, maybe a hundred a year tops, for both dogs. Our vet does check ups, shots, and heartworm pills cheap for me but I’ve done tons of volunteer work out at his place in the equine section over the years and I always volunteer for the mini rodeos and roping competitions he holds at his clinic. 

    Post # 11
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We have three dogs and two are english bulldogs which require extra care. Our oldest english bulldog had eye surgery and has medicine he has refularly.  Our puppy english bulldog had to have an x ray and blood work last weekend. We then have all three on wellness plans and have spent close to 8 grand on all the dogs.  They are worth every penny.

    Post # 12
    3202 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Total? Hahaha, I don’t even want to ponder that. A lot. A lot a lot.

    Just this year, one of our kitties developed some kind of crazy digestive problem–he lost two pounds in a month, couldn’t keep anything down, etc. Diagnostic tests, treatment, and numerous vet visits cost over $1000 in one month. And now he’s on special expensive food, of course–though shockingly, he actually is doing better on the cheapest limited ingredient diet there is than he was on the most expensive. Duck and green pea, man. 🙂

    Post # 13
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    No idea beacuse I inherited my dog with my husband. Aside from regular visits and skin rashes etc here and there he hjasn’t had any major bills from what I know.

    Our family shared golden retriever however, got hit by a car while staying with us a few weeks ago and that cost 1200 bucks :. Better than 5k fr surgery though, and I’ll pay 1200 bucks any day consider he’s ok. Healing still, but ok

    Post # 14
    2687 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @IheartUFC:  around $200, not including the amount we pay monthly for pet insurance. I think everyone should get pet insurance if they have an animal… it just makes sense.

    Post # 15
    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012


    I know how you feel! We also have a 2 year old english bulldog who has had a severe heart condition since she was born. Turns out that she is not a good candidate for surgery (which would have been around 5000) but just to find all of this out and drive her to cardiologists in other provinces, tests, etc we spent easily $3000. She has had cherry eye in both eyes that required surgery and now one eye has cherry eye again, poor thing.

    Worth every penny and she is our baby but damn, bulldogs can get expensive.

    Post # 16
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I have kept all my receipts for my 7 month old boxer puppy. I am in over $4000, and I still have one more round of shots and have yet to purchase heartworm prevention pills. I (not so) affectionately refer to Coda as “The Million Dollar Puppy”.

    Edit: And I still have to get her fixed… crap!

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