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How Do I Pay For Medical Care?

How do I pay for medical care? It could happen to anyone with a pet: You’ve always managed to give your how do I pay for medical carepet the medical care she deserves, but because of unexpected circumstances, you’re faced with vet expenses that are far beyond your ability to afford them.
Sick and injured pets can be expensive. The best protection is pet insurance. Then set aside money in your budget for improved preventive care (heartworm protection, etc). Ask about payment plans – most veterinarians accept CareCredit. Get sick pets treated promptly. Don’t wait for the problem to get worse.
No owner wants a pet to suffer because medical care is out of reach. Financial aid is out there, and there are steps you can take to cover an emergency vet bill.
We understand unplanned costs don’t fit your budget. We will recommend the best care available, but can provide options if that isn’t manageable. Talk with us, we want to help.
Pet insurance helps provide peace of mind in case the unfortunate should happen. Its purpose is to help cover the costs of unexpected accidents and illnesses that may occur in the future. Unfortunately, it will not cover any current conditions your pet may have which are known as pre-existing conditions. This means that the ideal time to insure your pet is as early as possible so that anything that happens in the future will be covered.

PS: Trupanion insurance and CareCredit help many of our clients!

Camping With Pets

Camping with pets? Ask about hazards such as wildlife, leptospirosis, flea and tick prevention, camping with petsand safe car travel. Dogs (and cats) often love these outings, but have their unique needs that are easy to overlook.

Bring water for your dog to drink if a water supply is not available at the campsite. Do not allow your dog to drink out of standing bodies of water. Your dog should continue to eat his regular diet during the trip; pack enough food and treats to last for your entire stay. Pack a food dish and water bowl. Bring bedding and toys to keep your dog occupied as well. Take a copy of your dog’s health records and vaccination reports, especially important if you are crossing state lines. Other essential items include a leash and collar or harness, a carrier or other means to confine your dog when necessary, bags to pick up your dog’s waste, a first aid kit and any medications your dog takes regularly.

Keep your dog close to you during your camping expedition. If you are unable to supervise your dog, be sure he is properly confined. Do not leave your dog confined in a closed car or tied to a stationary object though. Provide a carrier, crate, or portable fencing unit instead.

While camping with pets, check your dog’s fur and skin regularly for ticks as well as for plant material like thorns or burrs. Plant materials should be brushed free of your dog’s hair, if possible. In some situations, cutting or shaving the hair may be necessary to remove these items.

You will find us between Cleveland and Hogan Call us with any concerns regarding your pet. We have facilities for boarding dogs and cats if you camp without them. Our practice includes acupuncture and laser therapy which help reduce pain and speed healing.

PS: When the car is full of camping gear, it heats up even faster while parked. Don’t leave your pet in a parked car!

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