If you’re a person who is at all similar to me in regards to their vet services, then you know that you need to save a dime whenever you can on those veterinarian prices! Veterinarian prices can become completely ridiculous when your animals health problems start to rise in number and compound each other, so the first thing to remember when you’re trying to keep your veterinarian prices low is that an ounce of the good old prevention is worth a pound of the costly cure.
Feed your animal quality foods, take them out for regular exercise, brush their teeth occasionally, give them lots of love and attention, and check them regularly for ticks. If you keep your animal from experiencing some of the common preventable ailments, you will find that you are able to keep your personal veterinarian prices lower than those of the poor chap down the street!
Another way to save on veterinarian prices is to put down your sick animals on your own. It is not pleasant, and no one wants to do it, but if you simply must save on the high veterinarian prices you pay to have your pet put to sleep, that is one way to make sure the job is done cheaply.
One thing I am willing to pay veterinarian prices for is spaying and neutering. Although you do have to pay the veterinarian prices, you save on the food prices, the medicine prices, and the headaches that come from having a ton of unwanted animals around!
Another thing that is worth the veterinarian prices is equine toe nail trimming. A horse that doesn’t get enough time walking and running to wear down those hooves will cost you a lot more in those high veterinarian prices in the future if you don’t trim them once in a while!
The thing about vet prices is that you can not be too focused on them. If you are anything like me, your pet is a big important part of your life, and you would not let vet prices stand in the way of keeping them healthy, even if you had to make a few sacrifices in your life.
You need quality health care for your pet, so, sometimes you’re going to have to go to a doctor whose vet prices are a little higher than the vet down the street, but it is worth it. When you pay higher vet prices, you get a higher quality of service, a higher cleanliness, and a higher sense of confidence when your beloved pet goes under the knife. Don’t think of the vet prices, think of your pet being happy and healthy again.
My pet monitor lizard Plankton is one of my best friends. I would never allow a specialist’s higher vet prices keep me from getting him the herpetological care when he has an ingrown claw, or a tooth ache. No wonder my specialist has been charging me higher lizard vet prices lately: the last time I brought Plankton in for a tooth problem, the doctor did not use quite enough anesthetic, and Plankton tried to bite his hand! My vet prices are never going to come down after that.
My dog is a whole other story. I have a five year old Alsatian and Dachsund mix named Clastrop who I have been taking to the same vet for his whole life. He has almost always been very healthy, but you know I had to pay those vet prices when he was hit by my brother in law’s motorcycle as Clastrop barreled after him when he left after his last visit! Now he knows to behave himself.
So, be prepared to have to pay those vet prices once in a while, and be prepared to pay for quality!
Veterinarian prices, like everything else, are, unfortunately, presently on the rise. One reason that I believe is the cause for this rise in prices, and not just the veterinarian prices, but all prices, is the currently intensifying global oil crisis. As the amount of oil continues to drop, our awareness of this rises, and so does the value of oil. We use oil in the production of so many important products, and not only that! Even if there is no petroleum used in the production of a product, you still need to use gasoline to get it from one place to all the other places it is needed! It’s no wonder that all prices, including veterinarian prices are on the rise.
Veterinarian prices are going to continue to rise as the doctors are having to pay more for their medicine because it has to be shipped in, more for their heating oil to make sure their animals are warm enough, and more for their employees because of their rising costs to get to work. I don’t see these veterinarian prices dropping any time soon.
If a doctor wanted to counteract the rise of veterinarian prices, they could begin to offer incentive programs, like, neuter a dog and spay a cat for half price. Even with high veterinarian prices, the customer knows how to recognize a good bargain. Pay full price for a calf birthing, and get an abscess lanced on your hog for ten percent off. The veterinarian prices may rise, but that does not have to stop the doctors from offering the right value to their customers and their customers’ pets.
One thing is for sure, even though veterinarian prices will continue to rise, animals will still get sick, and the free market will reach an equilibrium that allows the doctors to continue offering their services.
When you have an ill or injured animal veterinarian service may become necessary. You may have such bad fortune as to have to take your poor unlucky creature wrapped in a towel in the middle of the night, but for your animal veterinarian care may be what it needs to stay alive and healthy.
I know a doctor in my area who is a general animal veterinarian. Whatever you have, he can treat it. I find this to be more impressive than the work of those who choose to be a specific animal veterinarian. People who set about to become a general animal veterinarian have to learn about so many different shapes, sizes, and types of animals. When I meet an animal veterinarian like that, I have to shake his or her hand because I am so impressed.
The last time I had a sick animal veterinarian service was readily available. That is so fortunate for me. When I was a boy and my family had an injured animal veterinarian helpers were not available, and more often than not, a badly injured animal had to be put down.
I have heard stories of some people going to an animal veterinarian for simple human operations like stitches and sutures! That is an example of when NOT to go to the vet to me. I would never visit an animal veterinarian to have work done on a human, but I guess some people just really need to save a buck! I saw a character on a TV show go to an animal veterinarian to have major surgery, but that was just fiction.
Hopefully I won’t have to be visiting the vet any time soon! Fortunately, I only have one pet at the moment, a Pomeranian named Pomegranate. She sure is a healthy little devil!