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Q. My dog hurt her back leg. I'm on a fixed income and the vet wants to do 3-400 worth of tests. I can't pay for that. What can I do for my baby ?

A. You can try to get care credit, Also give the local shelters, humane society and animal control a call and ask them if there is a low cost veterinary clinic in your area. There are also welfare organisations which help with veterinary costs (put in your computer search engine : financial help with veterinary bills). You do not say what kind of injury your dog has , so I am afraid I cannot give you any specific advice on that. Realise, that a vet is obligated to offer the best of care for your animal, however sometimes not all the diagnostics are needed. You are not obligated to agree with all of them So discuss this with your vet, be open about your finances and ask him what the minimum diagnostics are and why.

Answered By
DR. ANDREA M. BRODIE, DVM

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