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Low Cost Veterinary Care

Updated on January 3, 2011

Low Cost Veterinary Care - Is there such a thing?

Is there really such a thing as Low Cost Veterinary Care? I have made this site to help pet lovers and pet owners maybe find some resources to some low cost veterinary care for their pets.

I am sure I will be educated to some great things out there to help as I make this site and I hope to also share that with others.

PLEASE READ and pass this site on to all Pet Lovers

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Here is what I have to say - Why I am so mad

I am an owner of 8 pets, 2 of which are seniors. I had made a site for Low cost and Free Spay and Neuter Programs and found that there needed to be something regarding the problems with veterinary care.

It seems that another big problem out there is not only due to the pet population being so out of control, but the high costs of owning a pet. I really believe that if veterinary care was not so expensive that more people would own pets and even own more than one. I am one of them - now I have 8 pets and more room in my heart and home for more, but with the cost of vet care it really makes me stop. So why is vet care so darn expensive? Why do vets charge so much money? I am hoping to have some insight into this here.

It really makes me so mad and I am sure I am not the only one. If you are a a pet owner you know that one injury could send you broke with one visit to the vet. Are people neglecting care for their pets due to this?

I help save on costs by using a traveling vet to come to my home for all my vaccines (saves on office fees and is easy on the pets) and then have a local vet (of course expensive) if I need for emergencies and other care.

Do you think Vets charge too much?

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Below is a list of organizations that provide financial assistance to pet owners in need. Please keep in mind that each organization is independent and has their own set of rules and guidelines. Therefore you will have to investigate each one separately to determine if you qualify for assistance:

P.S. - If you are NOT in need of help, but want to help - most of these organizations except donations

Below you will find links to help you find a clinic near you to get your pets vaccinated. There are clinics all over the pace that make it affordable to have all the shots you need for your pets. A lot of times they have them set up with your local pet stores so be sure to check with them also.

Does Vet Care deter you from owning a pet?

This guy just saw the Vet Bill

This guy just saw the Vet Bill
This guy just saw the Vet Bill

Can you really afford to own a pet?

Things to consider from The Humane Society

It can happen to the best of us. You see a cute, tiger-striped kitten with white paws and green eyes, just begging for attention. Or maybe it's a gorgeous Labrador mix whose tails seems to be wagging just for you. You take one look, and the next thing you know, you're walking down the pet food aisle at the supermarket.

If you're like most of us, falling in love with a pet is easy. And no wonder! Sharing your home with a four-legged friend can be one of life's greatest joys. Dogs, cats, and other pets give us unconditional loyalty and acceptance, provide constant companionship, and even help relieve stress after a hard day's work.

Adopting a pet, though, is a big decision. Dogs and cats require lots of time, money, and commitment-over 15 years' worth in many cases. Pet ownership can be rewarding, but only if you think through your decision before you adopt a companion.

Things to Consider

The fact that you're thinking about adopting from an animal shelter means you're a responsible and caring person. But before you make that decision to bring a furry friend into your life, take a moment to think over these questions:

Why do you want a pet? It's amazing how many people fail to ask themselves this simple question before they get a pet. Adopting a pet just because it's "the thing to do" or because the kids have been pining for a puppy usually ends up being a big mistake. Don't forget that pets may be with you 10, 15, even 20 years.

Do you have time for a pet? Dogs, cats, and other animal companions cannot be ignored just because you're tired or busy. They require food, water, exercise, care, and companionship every day of every year. Many animals in the shelter are there because their owners didn't realize how much time it took to care for them.

Can you afford a pet? The costs of pet ownership can be quite high. Licenses, training classes, spaying and neutering, veterinary care, grooming, toys, food, kitty litter, and other expenses add up quickly.

Are you prepared to deal with special problems that a pet can cause? Flea infestations, scratched-up furniture, accidents from animals who aren't yet housetrained, and unexpected medical emergencies are unfortunate but common aspects of pet ownership.

Can you have a pet where you live? Many rental communities don't allow pets, and most of the rest have restrictions. Make sure you know what they are before you bring a companion animal home.

Is it a good time for you to adopt a pet? If you have kids under six years old, for instance, you might consider waiting a few years before you adopt a companion. Pet ownership requires children who are mature enough to be responsible. If you're a student, in the military, or travel frequently as part of your work, waiting until you settle down is wise.

Are your living arrangements suitable for the animal you have in mind? Animal size is not the only variable to think about here. For example, some small dogs such as terriers are very active-they require a great deal of exercise to be calm, and they often bark at any noise. On the other hand, some big dogs are laid back and quite content to lie on a couch all day. Before adopting a pet, do some research. That way, you'll ensure you choose an animal who will fit into your lifestyle and your living arrangements.

Do you know who will care for your pet while you're away on vacation? You'll need either reliable friends and neighbors or money to pay for a boarding kennel or pet-sitting service.

Will you be a responsible pet owner? Having your pet spayed or neutered, obeying community leash and licensing laws, and keeping identification tags on your pets are all part of being a responsible owner. Of course, giving your pet love, companionship, exercise, a healthy diet, and regular veterinary care are other essentials.

Finally, are you prepared to keep and care for the pet for his or her entire lifetime? When you adopt a pet, you are making a commitment to care for the animal for his or her lifetime.

Get an Animal for Life

Sure, it's a long list of questions. But a quick stroll through an animal shelter will help you understand why answering them before you adopt is so important.

Many of the shelter's homeless animals are puppies and kittens, victims of irresponsible people who allowed their pets to breed. But there are at least as many dogs and cats at the shelter who are more than a year old-animals who were obtained by people who didn't think through the responsibilities of pet ownership before they got the animal.

Please, don't make the same mistake. Think before you adopt. Sharing your life with a companion animal can bring incredible rewards, but only if you're willing to make the necessary commitments of time, money, responsibility, and love-for the life of the pet.

OK lets here what you have to say..... - Lets get the comments going

Do you think Veternarians take advantage of us Pet Lovers?

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Is this your dog at the Vet?

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Below you will find some links to some good Pet Medicine Sites. Sometimes it is cheaper to purchase your pet meds online than in the Vets office. Be sure to check your meds prices before buying direct from your vet.

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    • BlueTrane profile image

      BlueTrane 5 years ago

      I can afford the care of the dogs that I own. In fact, I carry VPI insurance on all four of them. I empathize with those that have to let economics drive the care that they give to their pets. I know it can be heart wrenching. Thanks for the info. I've featured your lens on my "Life Is Better With A Gordon Setter" lens.

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Gret resource lens for our critter friends! I guess I'm lucky as I've had great vets for many years who've truly cared about my dogs and didn't require any un-needed tests or treatments;and, in fact, offer low cost shots with no office charge, and so forth. Like I said, I've been lucky.

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Amazing resource for pet owners looking for cheaper vet care. It costs a lot of money to become a vet, so I understand why they need to charge so much. However, that doesn't help us low income pet owners out much. Angel blessed, and to be featured on Blessed Pets -:)

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      rasilka 6 years ago

      Great Lens. Really put a lot of work and time .

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Wonderful! Thank you creating information and resources to help these precious creatures. :D

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      puzzlerpaige 8 years ago

      The last time I had to take our dog to the vet, the vet pushed for extra this and extra that tests etc. I explained I just didn't have the money for all of it and they finally backed off. The dog was fine.I'm so glad to have a low cost pet vaccination place near me.

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      RolandTumble 9 years ago

      Great pictures....

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      Tiddledeewinks LM 9 years ago

      Great 5* lens. Our pets need all the help they can get! Check out my DoAnimalsGoToHeaven lens and my AnimalsMansBestFriends lens.

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      youhavegottobekidding 9 years ago

      Great Lens. I could really see that you have really put a lot of work and time to your Lens.5 stars for your Very Informative Lens.

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      Wendy Leanne 9 years ago from Texas

      5* from me!

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      Pamela2Heaven 9 years ago

      Well done~

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      Pamela2Heaven 9 years ago

      Well done~

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      Webcodes LM 9 years ago

      Great lens, love the animated gifs you put here. 5*