My Dog is a Loveable Flop

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Registered: 03-30-2005
My Dog is a Loveable Flop
Tue, 06-23-2009 - 1:01am

Well, we are at 3 months straight of $300+ vet bills. Grrrrr. First, the dog got stung by bees, and it turns out he is allergic. Face swelled up like a balloon, and he has to spend the night. Then the groomer cut him while shaving him - it turned out he had a growth on his toe we hadnt seen because of all the fur. The vet removed the growth, but we noticed this weekend that it seemed to have completely grown back. Took him to the vet today, and it turns out he had a foxtail embedded between his toes, which was causing the growth. Surgery today, a bunch of antibiotics, and stitches.

It's a good thing he's cute. Now I have to comb my yard and try to pull out all the foxtails...


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Registered: 02-19-1998
Tue, 06-23-2009 - 5:48pm

Some things it is hard to put a price on. Your poor doggie has had a bad time of it.

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Registered: 08-19-2007
Fri, 06-26-2009 - 9:31pm

We opened a Credit card just for the dogs. It's called Care Credit and our vet accepts it. When we had my bully to the vet her bill was over 400.00, but we had 3 mos to pay it w/o interest. Might be something good to look into.