My special little friend is suspected of having cystitis and we got the soonest appointment for her as possible though it's horrible to see her in this state for minutes let alone hours. Anyway the consultation fee is something like £20 then we'll have to pay for any medication etc. She had an upper respiratory infection a few months ago too. She's 16 in human years so I guess there's more to come...
It doesn't sound like much but we're always struggling for money. We're currently going through that time of month where we're getting by on scraps. We've asked about at the PDSA & RSPCA but they can't help us because we're not on benefits.
Is there anything we can do regarding helping with the vet bills (other than getting her euthanize hurr durr trolls)? I don't know anything about pet insurance, could anyone tell me about it and point me in the right direction?
Any advice is much, much appreciated. Thanks.
You will struggle to find insurance for her now, as she already has the condition they will not pay out.
Thanks, the insurance thing is more about the future as opposed to now... I feel incredibly guilty for not insuring her sooner... Just never expected her to become so ill I mean she's had 16 years of perfect health.
I have a old dog who I'm having to pay quite a monthly whack for at our vet's, but you could get a prescription from yours, but buy cheaper meds for your dog off the internet. What you could ask your vet is could they possibly lower the cost somewhat?
I managed to get a tenner off my dog's monthly heart strengthening tablets. It's worth a try.
My spaniel is 15.
I understand that money may be tight but it really is unfair to leave your cat in pain and obvious distress. She actually has rights under the animal welfare act, and by leaving her in this pain you're technically breaking the law. Firstly, get her to the vets ASAP, the sooner she gets treatment the better. Then get her insured, it won't cover you for this outbreak of cystitis but it will cover her for other illness which is inevitable as she ages. Finally, put aside some money each month for emergencies.
Not trying to scare you but one of my cats had a blockage in his urethra and it cost over £1000 to save his life. My little 1 y/o kitten has crystals in his bladder and is on a special diet to control his problem and avoid him having major surgery. Pets are expensive, that's something you have to accept as part of their ownership.