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Old 04-10-2019, 10:58 PM
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Re: The price of being "owned"...

I get that if they are being treated for an illness. One of my Labs had Lyme Disease and when all was said and done the cost exceeded 4K. Than my other lab was a two time cancer survivor one of his surgeries cost 3K.
But she mentioned an annual vet check-up. That shouldn't cost that much....
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:40 PM
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Re: The price of being "owned"...

Quote: Originally Posted by Tami2 View Post
I get that if they are being treated for an illness. One of my Labs had Lyme Disease and when all was said and done the cost exceeded 4K. Than my other lab was a two time cancer survivor one of his surgeries cost 3K.
But she mentioned an annual vet check-up. That shouldn't cost that much....
Is it possible to be a location difference? Not sure how vets vary in price in the US. I remember growing up in the countryside and getting sticker shock when going into the big cities when I was older. But if I remember correctly, I believe Kise's vet is a bit... aggressive (? maybe just very proactive) in treatment with plucking feathers that don't grow properly, etc. So I'm wondering if it's also the type of testing/treatment that is done adds to a cost that might already be high due to location.

And yeah, Cairo's was largely because he was hospitalised, got sedated to put an IV port in, and all other messy stuff - not a one-off check-up. So it's 1k SGD over several days of treatment and testing.
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:10 PM
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Re: The price of being "owned"...

Look on the bright side.... companion animals are alleged to help us live longer. So that means more time to earn or reap retirement benefits and therefore pay for their upkeep!
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:50 PM
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Re: The price of being "owned"...

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Anyone wanna adopt me and Kise?????

After all we did, they still go onto the biting mode like there is tomorrow.


Everyone of us here has gotten bitten.

Next month, Kise is having her yearly physical exam... The bill will be no less than $800.

Don't forget to add-on the cost of those foods we have to throw out everyday.


Yearly wellness visit, $800? Yikes.
I've spent plenty when I had two Labrador Retrievers for most of my life. I spent thousands in Vet bills over the years. But, the most I've spent on Levi for a wellness visit was $375. and that included BW & a pedicure.
Why is Kise's yearly vet check-up so expensive?




Yes Dear Tami.

It will cost more than the bill below. Since I want few more tests to be done.

We all know well on the cost for our beloved babies.

But.. I don't think there are quite birds' owners even thing of the cost will be that much. That must be the reason why they are have the Rescue Center! NE???? I could be wrong.

I really am respect all members here those have been gone through tough times. **HUGS**



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Old 04-11-2019, 05:30 PM
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Re: The price of being "owned"...

If Smokey didn't pass away on the exam table the bill was going to be $1,000.00ish...Amy's "urgent care" with his heart was $700..Most of us are luckily to have healthy fid's,but these emergency situations do occur!
My brother paid almost $300 to have a tumor removed from Mr Piggy,hus guinne pig! But pets are our family and they deserve to be treated in that manner!



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Old 04-11-2019, 07:59 PM
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Re: The price of being "owned"...

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Anyone wanna adopt me and Kise?????

After all we did, they still go onto the biting mode like there is tomorrow.


Everyone of us here has gotten bitten.

Next month, Kise is having her yearly physical exam... The bill will be no less than $800.

Don't forget to add-on the cost of those foods we have to throw out everyday.


Yearly wellness visit, $800? Yikes.
I've spent plenty when I had two Labrador Retrievers for most of my life. I spent thousands in Vet bills over the years. But, the most I've spent on Levi for a wellness visit was $375. and that included BW & a pedicure.
Why is Kise's yearly vet check-up so expensive?




Yes Dear Tami.

It will cost more than the bill below. Since I want few more tests to be done.

We all know well on the cost for our beloved babies.

But.. I don't think there are quite birds' owners even thing of the cost will be that much. That must be the reason why they are have the Rescue Center! NE???? I could be wrong.

I really am respect all members here those have been gone through tough times. **HUGS**



Oh I see, Levi has never been under anesthesia nor has he had any x-rays.
So, that's the difference w/ our bills.
I wish you both the best of luck on your upcoming Vet Check-up.
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:17 AM
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Re: The price of being "owned"...

oh man, so relatable... I had to quit my job in december due to various reasons (one being too much stress taking a huge toll on my mental and physical health) and 2 weeks after that Sunny was at the vet and beside a huge added amount of stress yet again I also had around 450usd in vet fees + 150 for the implants... yay... not...
luckily the family did add a bit to help pay the bill and all the money was worth it cause I got Sunny back alive and well


it's like saying that a car is cheap... yeah well to just buy the car is no problem but everything else is: gas, insurance, new tires, other fees and stuff you hacve no idea you would need to pay...
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Re: The price of being "owned"...

It always adds up to more than you ever imagined .... silly birds.

(this year I can probably add "heavy curtains/drapes" to the list of 'death by parrot'-items - Sunny is making them "holey" )

Sunny needs to go for her check-up soon, and I am already choosing when to go and do some frantic crystal ball gazing about the costs this time.
(Does not do any good of course /I think my crystal is too old to hold a solid wifi-connection. )
One thing for sure: it will always be an impressive bill.


(... but really ... 800 dollars is insane! Sedation does not cost that much even if it would be necessary. Labwork can be pricey, but not the standard-tests.)


If her tests are allright I may skip the greys this year: they are fine and last years tests (sept.) were perfect.
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