Friday, August 04, 2006

Holy crap!

I knew today's visit to the veterinarian would be pricey. Such visits always are. Still, this was a new record.

So how bad? Well, first, let's go over what we had done:

-2 dogs (Bernice & Mandy) had their tune-ups (lube & oil and rotate the paws). Dodger isn't due yet.
-All three dogs had their teeth cleaned.
-All three dogs were sent home with antibiotics, as they always get after getting their teeth cleaned. Dogs need that precaution after cleanings.
-Two dogs got their boxes of Sentinel (monthly anti-heartworm (and other things) pills.

Since we have three dogs, we get a discount for bringing them all in. The grand total? After our 10% discount... $1,700!!!

Yes, $1,700. We spend more on their healthcare than we do on our own! *sigh*

Well, I'd be heartbroken if any of them got sick, so I guess it's worth it.

Now I just have to figure out how to scrape together $1,700 before the credit card bill gets here!


CoffeeDog said...

Holy shit! $$ is the reason why we keep our pets to a minimum.

Wanton Wonton said...

yowza! i think the pups need to get day jobs.. :D

epicurist said...

Holy crap. I just take Kalyx in for her check up and her allergy meds. Last year it cost early 700 bucks, but I don't bother with Sentinel, vaccine shots etc anymore. Hasn't had those shots in over 7-8 years.