Finding Affordable Health Care for Your Pet

Little City Dog's - Mojo

An unexpected accident can force you to make health decisions for your pet based on your ability to pay, but there are options that can help you save your wallet and perhaps even your pet.

Little City Dogs - Mojo Therapy Dog

Mojo, the littlest “Little City Dog” had important work to do, but his life could have been different had we not been able to get affordable health care after his sudden injury.

As a pup, a chair rolled over his left leg and broke his radius and ulna.  The neighborhood vet without an x-ray set Mojo’s leg. After a family conference to which he invited his three-legged cat, he explained Mojo’s chances at recovery raving to the family about how well his three-legged cat was doing.

This did not sound like something a confident vet would say, so we took Mojo to the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan.

At the Medical Center, we were told that the first vet had mismatched and set his tiny bones.  Their solution was for Mojo to have a second surgery to correctly match the bones and stabilize them with pins. The surgery would cost a few thousand dollars… a few thousand dollars more than his family could afford.  Fortunately, The Animal Medical Center offered financial assistance.

Before offering you their own financial assistance, AMC asks you to
1. Pay what you can with cash or credit cards and  
2. Apply for Care Credit to cover the balance 

3. If those solutions did not cover the bill, they offered their own financial assistance.

It was because options were available for Mojo that he was able to get the best care possible and fully recover.  Little Mojo matured to walk with a swagger, sire lots of pups, serve as a therapy dog and not hop on three legs. Most wonderfully for the seniors he served, he had an abundance of affection and the patience of a saint to share.

What other options are available when YOUR pet has unexpected medical expenses?

If you are not lucky enough to live near a major animal hospital that has its own finance programs, then cash or credit would be your first plan of action.

However, if you planned ahead, you could cover the bill with insurance.  Let’s explore that option.

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3 thoughts on “Finding Affordable Health Care for Your Pet

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