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When owners can't afford healthcare for their dog?
What are some options for an owner if they find their Doberman, or any dog for that matter, suddenly in need of expensive vet care and that owner simply does not have the ability to pay.
Hopefully they have family/friends who will loan them the money; they have a credit card with a way to repay that card or deal with it later; they can refi a car; take out a medical loan with the vet, again if they have decent credit; or hopefully they have thought ahead and have health insurance for their animal. But for those folks who honestly cannot afford the cost and have bad credit, what do they do, especially if the emergency care is needed right then?
Maybe in their heart they know there's a serious issue and they don't even go to the vet because they know they'll be faced with several thousand dollars in bills when they struggle to pay their rent.
I don't want to judge owners who probably should have done their research first and found this website and studied all the true costs associated with owning a Doberman. For whatever reason they have this dog and the dog needs three or four thousand dollars in emergency care. Does anyone have thoughts on other options that might be available?
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