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With Brinkley's surgery all said
and done I was collecting up vet bills to send off the the insurance carrier
and got to thinking how does the average person cover this type of expense? Personally,
I have a credit card with a $10,000 limit I never use. I consider it my
emergency card, so if I didn't have pet insurance to reimburse the costs of
much of her surgery I guess I would just slowly make credit card payments until
I got it paid off. Many people with pets don't have that option. Either they
don't qualify for higher limit credit cards, don't have pet insurance or a
savings account to cover these types of expenses.I mean, we literally have spent $3800+
dollars on this ordeal. After the pet insurance reimbursed us we were only down about $1000, but for some familys that's a devestating amount. Ironically I saw
a post/page out of The American Dog Magazine (check them out, they’re awesome!)
about financial assistance with vet bills.Here is the page from their most recent publication, the Winter
2012/2013 magazine outlining different options for obtaining financial assistance.
Tell us what you think?What's your plan to cover emergency vet
bills that come up or do you have a plan in place at all?