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Veterinary Costs #500697
02/04/15 02:39 PM
02/04/15 02:39 PM
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dschick Offline OP
dschick  Offline OP
I've read a lot about medical costs for people being much cheaper in San Pedro than in the US, but I haven't read anything about vet costs. How do they compare? I currently have vet insurance for my three dogs and am trying to decide if it would still be beneficial when we move to SP.

Dawn Schick
Re: Veterinary Costs [Re: dschick] #500700
02/04/15 03:54 PM
02/04/15 03:54 PM
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If you go to the Humane Society they are very low but then you can top up the fees with a nice donation to the society to help subsidize vet costs for those who can't afford them. It helps keep the animal population healthy. There will be those that scream bloody murder that those who can't afford to care for their pets shouldn't have them but there are very creative words to describe those people.

If your insurance is a pay and submit bills then I don't see why you shouldn't keep it. Many of the humane societies are 501c's so the donation is tax deductible.

Even if you don't use the humane societies the vets are still very reasonable.

Re: Veterinary Costs [Re: SimonB] #500702
02/04/15 06:11 PM
02/04/15 06:11 PM
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Simon is correct but I would like to add. Vet bills are expensive in the USA and probably not much different here. I'm very happy with my experiences with our private vet. I've heard you can save some money if you use the vet at SAGA.

That is good but before we had a private vet (the only one on the Island) there were months when we didn't have coverage from any vet. Since we've had a private vet we've had coverage all the time. Make a choice but if you can afford it, saving a few bucks might be short sighted.

I think we need both SAGA and a private vet. We should support both, I do.

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Re: Veterinary Costs [Re: dschick] #500703
02/04/15 08:27 PM
02/04/15 08:27 PM
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We've had our female dog spayed at SAGA, was very satisfied. The cost was more than half of what it would have cost in the states, but we doubled the payment for a donation.......personal choice. SAGA is highly recommended in my book.

Re: Veterinary Costs [Re: dschick] #500705
02/05/15 02:12 AM
02/05/15 02:12 AM
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I am very happy with SAGA whenever a pet is adopted they are given all of their shots and neutered if not already done and very reasonable cost. I have taken all of my dogs to SAGA and can not praise them enough. Ingrid even helped me with a life threatening emergency late one night.
The only time they were shut down was due to some unpleasant political issues (which have been solved) and do not need to be revisited here.

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Re: Veterinary Costs [Re: ScubaLdy] #500814
02/07/15 04:38 AM
02/07/15 04:38 AM
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Diane Campbell Offline
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I can't compare costs here with elsewhere but I can attest to good care.
Both my dogs came from Saga. Both were happy, non aggressive and in good health.

One of my dogs is now epileptic. When she had her first cluster seizures I took her to San Pedro Animal Hospital. Dr. Laurie actually took her into her apartment each night and slept next to her to care for her. We've arrived at a medication regime that works, and this wonderful dog is still with me. Her meds are not easy to get,but SPAH helps me get them, and always follows up on her condition.

Re: Veterinary Costs [Re: dschick] #500823
02/07/15 10:38 AM
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Diane Campbell Offline
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May I add that SAGA does great work. This island had lots of suffering and abandoned animals before SAGA was formed. With the snip campaign, awareness programs, etc., SAGA has made San Pedro a better place for all of us critters.

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