Rising Veterinary Bills Force Tough Choices

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Paying for the health care of pets is increasingly for difficult for many people who are struggling with other bills.

Pet owners often spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars a year to keep their furry friends healthy, observes Dr. Debbye Turner Bell, resident veterinarian of “The Early Show.” And in this economy, especially, they’re often forced to make difficult choices.

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  1. So tell me something I don’t already know! My vet has told me my cat, once again, needs a dental costing a minimum of $500. I’ve gotten similar estimates from other vets in my area (Tampa, FL). My business has been flat in this economy, I’m already holding down 3 part-time jobs, and I’m barely making ends meet. I don’t have $500 to spend on her teeth and I’m not going to go into massive credit card debt which there is a good chance I may never be able to come out of. The vets won’t give us a break. They want their $$$ up front and won’t take payments. They have to pay for their fancy new equipment. What can we do? That’s what I would like to know.


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