What Do You Do If You Can’t Afford Surgery For Your Dog?

Working with veterinarians

  • Negotiate a payment plan with your vet.
  • Offer to perform a service for your vet like cleaning kennels, answering phones or other work in lieu of cash.
  • Get a second opinion.
  • Use a vet in a less expensive area.
  • Check out local veterinary schools.

What to do when you cant afford vet care?

When You Can’t Afford Veterinary Care

  1. Choose pet insurance.
  2. Get a Credit Line.
  3. Ask for payment options.
  4. Consider crowdfunding.
  5. Host a group yard sale.
  6. Use free or low cost clinics.
  7. Ask friends or family.
  8. Start a pet savings account.

How much does it cost to put a dog under for surgery?

Cost of General Anesthesia in Dogs

Thus the fee for an anesthetic can range widely from a basic $90 up to $1,000 for a high-risk patient with the most sophisticated monitoring and a fully qualified veterinary anesthetist in attendance.

How can I get my dog to pay for surgery?

Here’s a look at several different options for paying those veterinary bills:

  • Ask about vet payment plans.
  • Ask for a written estimate.
  • Visit a teaching hospital.
  • Look into CareCredit.
  • Look into regional assistance programs.
  • Check out crowdfunding sources.