Funding Pet Medical Expenses: 3 Ideas You May Not Have Thought Of


If you own pets, there is no doubt that at some point, you are going to have to spend a large amount of money on their care. It may need a surgical procedure, a series of expensive medications, or even expensive boarding fees if you have to suddenly leave town. It is important to have money on hand to pay for these expenses, but they do often come up suddenly. The following are some things you can do ahead of time or at the time of need that can help you offset your costs.

Sinking Funds

As a pet parent, one of your top priorities should be to have the funds on hand to take care of any veterinary costs for the life of the pet. Once you get the pet, start a special bank account, often referred to as a sinking fund, which is directly meant for any veterinary medical care. This can include money for routine immunizations, surgery, and medicine your pet will need. The key for this option to be successful is to automatically transfer a specific amount into the account on a monthly basis. Do not touch this fund for anything that is not pet care related. Keep in mind that you do not have to include the money you spend on pet food and other maintenance items. These can come out of your regular budget.

Fund Raisers

If you have an immediate need for money to pay for pet surgery or other expensive medical care, consider having a fundraiser. You can do a number of things to raise money, such as holding a bake sale, a garage sale, or ask a local business for a donated items you can raffle off, such as a gift basket, a piece of furniture, tickets to an event, or other items that would be popular in your area.


Another way you can raise some money for your pet's veterinary care is through crowdfunding. This is done through an online platform that allows users to start campaigns that solicit donations for a specific purpose. You can tell the story of your pet, why it needs to have a certain procedure, and how you are not able to pay it on your own. Ask your veterinarian if you can use his or her name in your campaign so that people considering a donation know that you are legitimately going to use this money for your pet.

Paying for medical pet care can be a major burden, so you may have to think outside of the box. You can also ask your vet if he or she will allow you to make small payments or if they can decrease their fee. If you have a long working relationship with their office, they may consider this option. For more information, contact a company like Northwest Animal Hospital.


27 May 2016

Talking About Vet Services

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