by Maggie Sharp
(Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
Photo by joeysplanting (Flickr - see base of page for link)
Has anyone ever gone to the vet to do something basic and walked out with a giant bill? How annoying, unfair, and down-right ridiculous is it?!
As cat lovers we all know that we'll go to the ends of the earth to keep our cats healthy and happy, but why do vets have to make it so darn hard by charging an arm and a leg (and every other body part!!!) for us to keep our cats in good shape?
I think there should be a system set up to help out with prices... I called an emergency vet for Chilli once (long story) and all the vet did was check over him and then charge me $110 for the emergency call!! And considering that he lives about 10 minutes from his surgery and we live about 20 minutes from there, is worse, because we arrived there about 15 minutes before he did!!!
Does anyone know of any loop-holes, or systems that people can use to look after their pet while not exceeding their budget at the same time..? If you do, please share... I don't know if vets do this to make money, or if it's just how much they need to charge in order to continue buying medication and putting more into their business, but it is unfair, and people of this day and age just can't afford the ridiculous prices...