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the Cost of Emergency Veterinarian Care

Price 
Location 
Age 
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Description
$ 185
Jun 2007
Tucson, AZ
dog
1
Stitches and antibiotics  more... close row
$ 1000
Aug 2007
Gainesville, GA
Dog
3
Expensive treatment that didn't fix the problem  more... close row
$ 55
Feb 2008
Herkimer New York 13357
Adult Male Cat
12
Antibiotics after a cat fight  more... close row
$ 1500
May 2007
Thousand Oaks, California
Dog
4
Removal of cactus quills from dog  more... close row
$ 35
Apr 2007
Elizabeth City, NC
Feline
6
Treating cat for dehydration  more... close row
$ 500
Aug 2007
Fort Bragg, CA
domestic shorthair cat
Emergency Care for a Cat with a Urinary Infection  more... close row
$ 430
Mar 2008
Winsotn Salem
feline/cat
10
Emergency care for diabetic cat  more... close row
$ 1500
Apr 2008
Miami, FL
Dog
8
Emergency surgery and treatment for infection  more... close row

Description of service

Our dog got an infection and stopped eating. We had to take her to the vet, who determined that she had pyometra. This is a buildup of pus in the dog's uterus that occurs when a dog hasn't been spayed. The vet had to perform an emergency operation to remove the buildup and her uterus. The complete ordeal cost $1500 which included the operation, the materials, antibiotics so the infection wouldn't come back and the hospital stay afterwards. She stayed at the hospital for a couple of days under watch to make sure she was recovering fine.


Review of Service

I was very grateful for the service. The vet was able to perform surgery that same day even though it was the weekend, in the evening. We had several meetings with the vet afterwards to discuss her recovery. I thought the vet was very attentive and worked with care and was very kind. The price although it seems steep is a small price to pay for the life of our family pet. I found nothing wrong with the service. Everything went well and everyone at the hospital was very kind. They called often while she was recovering to let us know how she was doing which I was very thankful for.


Tips

Take your dog to your trusted vet. It is a serious operation and requires immediate treatment. You should not attempt to save money when it comes to gambling with a pet's life but you can always ask for an estimate before your dog undergoes surgery.


$ 550
Apr 2007
Mount Pleasant,MI
cat
7
Urinary tract blockage in cat  more... close row
$ 140
Mar 2008
San Diego, CA
Cat
5
Last minute care and diagnosis  more... close row
$ 397
Mar 2008
Lady Lake, florida
English Bulldog
5
Removal of polyp on male dog  more... close row
$ 1000
Oct 2008
wv
cat
3
Pin in broken leg and neutering  more... close row