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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

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What Choice Do You Make When Your Pet Needs Expensive Medical Care?

By Paul Atherton · Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017 · Tagged in Research



Pet medical care is really expensive and many times people are heartbreaking-forced to euthanize because they can't afford the treatments.

*This is a market research question and not a sales solicitation.

Veronika Bako from Bako Design
10 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, July 16, 2017

This is a very difficult topic in that there is no black and white answer.

When buying a pet try to be sure to have enough money put aside for emergencies. Also pet insurance is a good solution. On the other hand I feel that veterinarians are far too expensive possibly overcharging and the pet industries is worth billions.

Because we want to keep them healthy and alive as much as possible we pay whatever is needed however if the animal is in pain then putting them down is the selfless action to take


Brittany Pomales from North Scottsdale Animal Hospital
3 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, July 17, 2017

It's often easy to say that veterinarians are too expensive if you haven't been on the other side of things. In animal medicine you see the price and have to submit a claim to insurance for reimbursement and in human medicine you only see your portion to pay because insurance handles the rest before it even gets to you. Equipment used, medicines issued, and value of care are all factored into the price. Many clients expect prices to be what they used to be ten years ago, heck we even wish that we can offer care at those prices but with our economy that just... (more)

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Bill Garrison from B.R. Garrison Software group
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Friday, July 14, 2017

There is no reason for exorbitant pricing as seen by Dr. Jeff on Tv. He takes whatever you can pay and he has been in business for over 20 years and is doing very well. The vets who over charge are just greedy and have no business being in business. Yes, insurance is one thing but it just adds to the greed. Shame on them.

Nancy Gray from Life Vantage
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, August 6, 2017

Holli, what a great answer, preventative care is always the best. Why do we wait to take care of our health or that of a pet until something happens. Why not do all we can to prevent problems. Would you run your car out of oil before doing something about it, NO!

I prefer to activate my genes and that of my animals rather than supplementing. Check out my site or give me a call, I'd love to talk to anyone interested.

Maria Buddy's from Buddys Pet Stop
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Monday, July 17, 2017

There are several issues I have with the question - first of which is "buying" an animal rather than adopting. We are or should be aware that "purebred" animals from the start are not as heathy as rescues. A majority of those $1,000+dogs are from puppy mills, which at best are filthy, lacking conditions.

I agree, many vets prices are ridiculous. While I understand the expenses involved there is no reason a neuter should be several hundred dollars. These speciality hospitals - who for the most part do save lives, however its literally many, many thousands. As... (more)


Frances Colucci from Colucci Insurance Inc
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

I agree, I had a purebred Maltese that was born with liver problems. He had seizures; special liver diet and pet insurance which paid 80% of the bills associated. However at the age of 10; I had no choice but to send him to "Doggie Heaven". I could never have afforded to have him survive to the age of 10 without pet insurance. I now have adopted a mixed dog and immediately signed him up for pet insurance. I do not purchase medications from vet but from on-line pharmacies where cost is 10%. of vet charges. To sum it all -- both vets and pet insurance are... (more)


Debi Buchholz from Anything's PAWSable Dog Training, Debi Buchholz, trainer
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Sunday, July 30, 2017

I take great issue with your statement that purebred dogs are less healthy. This has to do with genetics. Mutts are a genetic mix, you may or may not get any particular disorder or weakness. Yes, puppy mills are a huge problem and are also helping fill the shelters, and unfortunately, adopting is a 2-edge sword, as the unreputable breeder doesn't care and will keep breeding, knowing that if their offspring end up at a shelter, many "good" people will be there to adopt, so they are encouraged to keep breeding, as they are in it for the money. A reputable... (more)

Angela Harris from Insurance Professionals of America
6 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, July 29, 2017

This is a most painful experience to deal with. Dr. Nancy at Kindness Animal Clinic in Bradenton, FL takes what you can afford after she helps your baby. I know she's still in business but personally haven't been there in many years. Hope this helps someone!

Corinn Halsey from Coexisting Canine Dog Training
4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Helping my dogs is always a choice. I often find Vet offices willing to break the payments into 2 or 3 payments to make it easier. It doesn't hurt to ask. I once had a cat with a diseased colon who had to have surgery that cost several thousand dollars. They said it would give her a good year more to live. Sammy, 9 years at the time, was worth it to us. Sammy lived to be 19 after the surgery, so money well spent! When these things happen there is always a way. Go Fund Me is also a great site where you can ask friends, family, and coworkers to donate and... (more)

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