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    vet techs or those knowledgeable, i have a question.

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    so mari was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and she needs to be seen by a cardiac specialist. just the initial visit alone will cost roughly $350. that is a lot of money, and though we can probably afford it, i have heard something about CARE credit, and i was hoping to find out more.

    she may need to be put on blood pressure medicine and something about calcium too (sorry, i am new to this pet illness stuff), and i have no idea what all that is going to cost us. obviously i care very much for mari and i want to get her taken care of.

    can anyone help with some links or advice?
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    I'm pretty sure it can't have already been diagnosed
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    http://www.carecredit.com

    It's a credit card primarily used at Veterinary clinics. GE Moneybank is the bank that funds it, and all it is is a credit card that you basically can't rack up on clothes or anything.

    There are no stipulations to the card, other than a high interest rate. I believe it's inbetween 17.6 and 22.00% or something like that. The nice thing about it, is that most vet clinics take it and then you don't have to worry about dealing with putting a bunch of money down from your checking account to get your little one taken care of.

    Existing medical conditions don't matter, they do matter for some pet health insurance companies, but not for carecredit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah Dee View Post
    http://www.carecredit.com

    It's a credit card primarily used at Veterinary clinics. GE Moneybank is the bank that funds it, and all it is is a credit card that you basically can't rack up on clothes or anything.
    we also take care credit at the dental office I work at.

    (Just throwing this out there- a few of our pt's that do have it have said that the rates are through the roof.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by settles View Post
    we also take care credit at the dental office I work at.

    (Just throwing this out there- a few of our pt's that do have it have said that the rates are through the roof.)
    Oh that's right, it can also be used at some dental clinics! I forgot to add that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah Dee View Post
    http://www.carecredit.com

    It's a credit card primarily used at Veterinary clinics. GE Moneybank is the bank that funds it, and all it is is a credit card that you basically can't rack up on clothes or anything.

    There are no stipulations to the card, other than a high interest rate. I believe it's inbetween 17.6 and 22.00% or something like that. The nice thing about it, is that most vet clinics take it and then you don't have to worry about dealing with putting a bunch of money down from your checking account to get your little one taken care of.

    Existing medical conditions don't matter, they do matter for some pet health insurance companies, but not for carecredit.
    If this is true about care credit, its not worth applying. You'd be further ahead to put the charges on your cc (so long as you have a low interest rate).
    As for your kitty's meds...if they are a human med look to see if there are generics that would be in something like walmar's $4 rx thing. If not, buying online in bulk can save you $. Also, sometimes it can be cheaper for the vet to write the rx for a bigger mg pill and then half or quarter it for the proper dose.

    Pilling cats is a real pita, btw. I hate it. I recommend a balling gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amberly View Post
    I'm pretty sure it can't have already been diagnosed
    the radiologist and the vet have both seen the ultrasound, and both of them said the same thing. i'm not lying, that's what i was told. and the symptoms match up perfectly. the thickened heart and fast pulse, slight difficulty breathing, the doctor and the radiologist said it was consistent with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. i honestly don't know what else it could be, and right now all i know is that my cat has heart disease and from what the vet can tell, it's not the worst case he's ever seen, but it's not a mild case either.

    also i didn't realize care credit was a credit card. we'll just readjust our budget instead. mari started on 1/2 tablet of children's aspirin every 72 hours on saturday. she apparently doesn't like cherry flavor very much. she hates taking pills, and i feel mean giving them to her. but i'd rather her not get a blood clot.
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    I have Care Credit and it's been a life saver, because I"ve been able to use it not only for my pet emergencies, but also for my dental emergencies. I would say the best thing about Care Credit, is that depending on the amount to be charged, they give you a no interest period . So like for my Dental work, it was about $1400 and they gave me 12 months to pay it with no interest, so I paid it within 6 months, and it was all interest free . When I had to put my Bella down, it was almost $300 including her cremation and urn, so with $300 charge they gave me a 6 month interest free period to pay it off, which I did. I always keep Care Credit handy because of the offers they have like this, and of course for large emergencies when I might not have all the $ available on a credit card.

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