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    • Mosher_rule
    • By Mosher_rule 17th May 17, 1:17 PM
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    Vet Bills :(
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    • 17th May 17, 1:17 PM
    Vet Bills :( 17th May 17 at 1:17 PM
    Monday our new pup had an accident and fell off the sofa hurting her leg, we haven't insured her regardless you can't make a claim in the 1st 14 days anyway.... but in terrified the costs are gonna get bigger and bigger incase we have to go for X-rays, up to now she's on pain relief

    What do I do? If I get a credit card Im worried interest rates be ridiculous and I might get myself into a deeper mess
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    • Livelongandprosper
    • By Livelongandprosper 17th May 17, 1:22 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 1:22 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 1:22 PM
    Did your pup not come with free 6 week insurance ? Most breeders put this in place

    However I wouldn't worry about vet bills yet. Puppies are like children, quite bouncy and flexible. Pain relief and rest is possibly as far as it will go

    However it really is important to get insurance ASAP if you don't have the luxury of savings or a credit card which you can afford

    I'm sure pup will be fine
    • BatchedMetting
    • By BatchedMetting 17th May 17, 1:41 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 1:41 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 1:41 PM
    Look for a credit card with 0% on purchases for X months.

    I think Tesco offer that.

    Failing that, pay the bill from a bank account then look for a credit card with 0% on money transfers.
    • Mosher_rule
    • By Mosher_rule 17th May 17, 1:46 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 1:46 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 1:46 PM
    Unfortunately not there's a bit of a rescue story behind her, we never got her from the breeder... we are at the vets tomorrow for a follow up, and we have to see what they say.... at the moment she's resting with a heat pad in her little bed
    • Sncjw
    • By Sncjw 17th May 17, 6:12 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 6:12 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 6:12 PM
    Doesn't the rescue centre not give you starter insurance
    • Shakin Steve
    • By Shakin Steve 17th May 17, 8:13 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 8:13 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 8:13 PM
    Drip, drip, drip......I wish people would just state the pertinent facts in the first post. It would save a hell of a lot of Q&A.
    I came into this world with nothing and I've got most of it left.
    • venison
    • By venison 17th May 17, 8:19 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 8:19 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 8:19 PM
    Some years ago we had a cat who broke its leg 3 times the vet put it in plaster as she kept getting it off, anyway 300 later and another vet who told us "just leave it, it will heal anyway " grrrrr
    Doomed I say we're all doomed.
    • chattychappy
    • By chattychappy 18th May 17, 9:19 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 9:19 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 9:19 AM
    I suppose there is always the PDSA if you feel you are not in a position to pay the bills.

    When our cat had to be put down, I paid by CC. Somehow I felt that whilst the debt was still there, the cat wasn't quite dead.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 18th May 17, 10:44 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 10:44 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 10:44 AM

    When our cat had to be put down, I paid by CC. Somehow I felt that whilst the debt was still there, the cat wasn't quite dead.
    Originally posted by chattychappy
    I'm so sorry for laughing.

    And also for thinking you could make a S75 claim against the vet if she'd lived.
    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 19th May 17, 7:09 AM
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    I suppose there is always the PDSA if you feel you are not in a position to pay the bills.

    When our cat had to be put down, I paid by CC. Somehow I felt that whilst the debt was still there, the cat wasn't quite dead.
    Originally posted by chattychappy
    Nice story Erwin.
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