Not all vets give you a year to pay over $300, most of ours do not as it
costs them extra.  We had a $700 bill on one cat and got 3 months to pay and
of course weren't able to.

2009/3/25 Debbie Harrison <>

> Just be sure to pay them before that year...otherwise the interest rate is
> astronomical!
> Debbie (COL)
> "The time is always right to do what is right" -  Martin Luther King
> > Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 22:40:25 -0500
> > From:
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> > CC:
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] hello- new to the list.
> >
> > reL finances and caring for kitties, has anyone else heard of Care
> Credit? i fuond out about it from my dentist and it can be used for glasses,
> dental work, vets and even plastic surgery. the vet collects the charges
> until they reach at least $300.00 and then sends charges to Care Credit. you
> have a year to pay it off with no interest. you only pay interest if you
> take more than i year to complete payment. it has helped me out with my
> babies because i like to get a complete blood profile and urinealysis (?) on
> each one so we have a base line to start from. also helps when i have to get
> shots for all 5 at same time. dorlis
> > ---- Sue & Frank Koren <> wrote:
> > > Hi Amy, I am so sorry you are going through this. It is hard to want to
> care for a beloved kitty when they want no part of it. My sweet gentle
> Tucker used to go absolutely ballistic whenever I tried to give him a pill.
> Sometimes I think it is kinder to choose the least threatening or invasive
> ways to help a sick kitty. Some would much rather be gently let go in their
> own time with dignity then to have procedures forced upon them that might
> lengthen their lives but would make them extremely unhappy. Your best choice
> may be feeding him the highest quality food you can find. (I like Wellness
> Core canned food.) And making sure there is little or no stress in his life.
> Best wishes for as much quality time as possible with Grrr.
> > You picked such a great name for a feisty cat!
> > Sue
> >
> > ---- Amy Ackerman <> wrote:
> > >
> > > Thanks for the welcome & kind words, Gary & Laurie. My vet believes
> Grrr has lymphosarcoma, but for the time being the diagnostic tools
> recommended to locate the suspected spinal tumor are simply out of reach
> financially. Times are lean for everyone, I know; this was a very difficult
> day, deciding courses of treatment for this very cool, loved cat based on
> our credit lines. He's having a rough time getting around. Grrr is also, as
> you may be able to gather from his name, not a terribly good patient. That
> may be the understatement of the month. He is slightly anemic as well, but
> his... attitude doesn't make him a terribly good candidate for, say, daily
> pills, etc. He's getting a cortisol shot to see if it improves his
> mobility/comfort & an injectable, long term antibiotic (I need to get the
> drug name) to counter the immune suppressive effects of the cortisol. He
> eats like a horse, so we're going to try some of the suggested dietary
> modifications as well. Any one with suggestions for minimally invasive
> treatments (minimally invasive by this cat's standards is, say, tossing a
> tasty tidbit gently from across the room, careful not to let it land too
> close), please share as I continue to dredge through the archives. My other
> two are keenly looking around for Grrr tonight- should be a fun car ride
> home tomorrow with all three, plus the mastiff going along to get her rabies
> vax. I'll check back in tomorrow- good night, all, and thanks again for the
> support!
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