New to the forum. Looks like a great place for info.
I've noticed the last couple of years my vet bills keep getting more and more expensive. I've used the same place for the past five years or so trying to build a relationship with a vet so they know my dogs well. But the costs of their services make me wonder if I'm getting a bad deal. This past visit I elected not to have them give a few vacacines and bloodwork cause they had estimated the bill was going to be $375.00. I want to keep my dog healthy and all but with two dogs this is getting a little out of control.
Surfie had emergency surgery late last year. We're just now paying that one off!!
i made them give me a breakdown of the last bill so I could compare.
Office visit $45.00
Distemper Vac $49.75
Heartworm Test $38.95
Fecal test $53.00
nail trim $16.25
Biohazard waste mgmt $4.99!!!
Plus some non-routine things this visit:
Cytology of the ear $48.25
Cytology of a bump on her leg $52.60
Medicine for the bad ears and skin $30.20
And when she is due for her rabies shot it's even more.
They tried to add on a "senior wellness profile" which is basically complete blood workup for another $175 but I elected not to do it.
And when they need more heartworm/flea medicine it gets CRAZY expensive. That stuff ain't cheap either.
Diagnosis of the bump on her leg was inconclusive without doing a full biopsy. It's a solid tumor they said. Then they started talking about radiation treatments, amputation, etc... Don't even want to think about that.
Uno, my other dog, is also due for annual vet visit. May have to wait a month or two for that one!
His estimate was $275!!
Not trying to put my dogs health at risk here but just want to see if I'm getting ripped off and compare what other people pay for their vet visits.