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Cutting costs on vet bills

May 23rd, 2008 at 09:57 am

So I took the dog to the vet today while DH got the kids from school. I figured I would be more stingy and well versed with the finances in order to argue with the vets.

DH got a sample from the dog so that saved us some money. The original quote from the vet - $140

Turns out he does have a bit of a UTI.. so they sent us home with antibiotics

Total of my bill $85

BUT I was charged $90

After they ran my card I questioned what was on the bill and they charged me for the urine sample. $5 but I brought in the sample so they credited my account and I know next month he'll need flea & heartworm prevention so that can offset those costs when we bring him back in 10 days.

So I saved $50 just by bringing in the urine sample. But after this year, I'm going to start taking him to a normal vet and not the PetsMart vet. I don't trust the vet there, whenever we go there they are always trying to say we need something else for him.

5 Responses to “Cutting costs on vet bills”

  1. sounderella Says:

    Sounds just like getting your car worked on. Sad really....but on the upside I'm glad you saved that money!

  2. littlemama Says:

    I gotta ask....how did your husband get the sample???

  3. Ima saver Says:

    I have no trouble getting my dog's urine sample. She is little and always lifts her left leg to go pottie. I just stick a cup under her and no problems ever!!

  4. AmbitiousSaver Says:

    Yeah just like Ima Saver... DH just put the cup underneath him. Took a few tries though... cause he kept stopping and looking at DH like "WHAT do you think you are doing?"

  5. littlemama Says:

    LOL! I can just picture it! Thanks for the visual. Big Grin

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