06 May 2013

The vet says, don't worry too much about the lump, worry about his teeth, for which we need to save up $700 before the surgery, with $300 to be paid in installments after, with a payment plan. So that plus possibly antibiotics for 6 months while I save up. We can remove the lump when we remove his teeth.

5 comments:

lostgander said...

Good lord! Well, that is a mixed blessing. I remember one of my cats having expensive dental treatment. She had to have a broken tooth removed and have her teeth cleaned under anesthesia. Not cheap. I guess it's pretty hard to clean a cat's teeth, though there was a time when I used to brush their teeth. Dogs seem to be less trouble, maybe because they chew on things more. Farley chews his Nylabone constantly and that seems to keep his teeth pretty clean.

wrenna said...

My cat is allergic to the tartar that forms on his teeth, and then bacterial infections take advantage of his raw gums. His gums are too sore to be touched.

lostgander said...

Ouch. That sounds painful. Poor kitty!

wrenna said...

Yes, I feel bad for him.

I have sort of a savings account in that when I was in the hospital the social worker recommended that the rent I pay my dad be kept in trust for me. I asked my dad if I could use some of that money to help with the down payment for my cat's surgery. I also found $100 I didn't know I had in an actual savings account I have. If my dad has a heart we could get this done sooner rather than later. It's just an awful lot of money to have to spend on a raggedy little cat.

wrenna said...

My dad is going to let me use the money for my cat's surgery :)