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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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You're welcome! We use it for everything, doctors, dentists, vet, ect.....
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Sorry, I meant a reaction to the medication used for the worms!

And yeah, testing for allergies is hard when you go by trying different foods, their are so many things that could be causing the allergies, not to mention she could be allergic to more than one type of food which just makes it more complicated!
Just some common food allergies in cats that you could try cutting out:
-Chicken
-Beef
-Grains
-Fish

But remember, it takes a couple days for things to get better when there's an upset in the digestive system, so hopefully your vet can help you a little more with that.

Also, when you were calling shelters did they think you were trying to give your cat up? Sometimes that's what shelters assume, and while they shouldn't just ignore you, they just don't have the resources or time to deal with another cat coming to them. If you explain that you don't want to give your cat up, you're just looking for a more affordable spay and vaccinations, and if you explain the tight bind your in they might be more reasonable. If they still ignore you then that's another issue entirely
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Sorry, I meant a reaction to the medication used for the worms!
Oh sorry, I misunderstood. Yeah for allergies I was told to pay attention to grains, corn, and soy, so I got a food that had none of those. At first it seemed to have worked, but then we were just back to square one again. I'll take her to my current vet for the puking thing, but I definitely want to look elsewhere or into payment plans to fix her. We have two adoption agencies that run out of our store as well, so they're all there for me to ask.

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I don't have a car
oo I see, yeah not having a car is very frustrating Best of luck to you and I hope you get to keep your kitty!

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Would a temporary second part time job be an option? To me, it sounds much better than giving up an animal. Sure you'll be stressed, busy, and not have much time to yourself but wouldn't it be worth it in the long run?
I agree - something, anything. Babysitting, raking leaves, running errands, selling something, ANYTHING at all. I've even been seeing some help wanted signs at fast food restaurants again. No job is too small right now and it you tell yourself it's just temporary and you are doing it for her it will be easier to swallow, meanwhile see if you can set up a payment plan at the vets.

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We use Care Credit for our vet bills, it's like a credit card that has a certain useable balance on it, and they give you like 12 or something months to pay it off. I don't think the interest is high. It's been a great thing for us.
I second this, as a matter of fact I just applied 2 minutes ago and got accepted. My animals all seem to have needed the vet in the past month and a half after like years and years of never going! So we needed to have dental done on my male cat and we just don't have the money right now. So this is a great way to get their work done and pay it off slowly. No worrying. And you can keep your cat!!
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What about your local human society or aspca?? They usually do mobil vet and give big discounts on shots and spay neuter...I'm sure if you explained your situation and asked for help...they would. Even if its not that close, maybe a friend could take you. With so many people dumping pets and not doing the right thing by not "fixing' them....it would save them money and time in the long run.

Your not asking for a handout...just a lil help...Its ok to ask for help sometimes
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Hi Violet - do you think your parents would be willing to help you out with your vet bills if you asked them?

As for CareCredit, I was reading through some of the details. It looks like it works similar to a standard credit card, but one which has a much longer grace period for you to pay back the bill before interest starts getting charged. But, as with any credit card, make sure you know exactly how it works, and that you're able to handle the monthly payments. And of course, your vet would have to accept it as a form of payment as well.

Best of luck with your situation

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