How To Save Money on Vet Bills:

9 Tips That Actually Work

According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), more than 70% of American households own a pet. Pets can bring joy and companionship to our lives, but they also come with some financial responsibilities.

Veterinary care is one of the biggest expenses associated with pet ownership, and it's important to be prepared for unexpected vet bills. Here are a few ways to save money on vet care.

Veterinary School 

Vet schools are typically cheaper than animal hospitals and vet clinics. The students need training, and because of that, they offer basic services such as vaccinations, check-ups, and basic procedures at discounted rates. 

Find Out What Treatment Options Are Available

Depending on the severity of your pet’s injury or illness, there are a couple of treatment options available. It is vital that you discuss with your vet the prognosis and treatment options. 

Help is offered through grants, loans and low-cost care for spaying and neutering, vaccination, and other routine care. 

Organizations That Offer Financial Assistance

Shop Around

In the world of pet ownership, comparison shopping can save you a lot of money. Call as many clinics as possible and ask about their fees for basic pet care services (or services that you use regularly).

If you buy prescription medication from your vet, you may be overpaying. The trick is to ask your vet for a hard copy of any prescription your cat or dog needs so you can search for the best deal.

Affordable Pet Prescriptions

Discuss your financial situation if your pet needs expensive medical treatment and you can’t afford to cover the cost of care.  If you’re a regular client in good standing, your vet can devise a weekly or monthly payment plan.

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