Can't afford vet bills :'(
When I brought in my beautiful Violet, I figured I'd just need to get her fixed and vaccinated. She seemed very healthy and energetic.
However, I've been to the vet twice already for other things. The first visit, they said she was fine, but took a stool sample that came back positive for an intestinal parasite. That was $85 plus the medication, which luckily was only $16.
Now she's going back to the vet tomorrow, as she is throwing up every single time she eats and is getting very skinny. I've tried switching to food after food to no avail. That vet visit will be another $85, plus whatever tests or treatment they may give.
I also got the quote for her fixing and vaccinations, and it was over $300. Someone with a full time job could swing in a couple months, but not me on my part-time pet store salary. I refuse to take her to one of those cheap places, as I've heard the ones nearby have sent cats home with worms, and that they don't save the cat on the table if something goes wrong during surgery.
I love her with all my heart, and am tearing up right now just searching out my options, but I know I can't afford to keep her healthy and happy right now. She's already displaying some definite signs of needing to be fixed, and that behavior is getting out of control. She's an angel with people when they want to cuddle her or lay with her, but when she's alone, not so much. I was told it's because she really needs to be fixed ASAP.
I'm going to see what the vet says tomorrow about what my options are, if I even have any, but I know it's going to hurt my bank account. I'm very low as it is, with rent and all, and my bearded dragon.
As a last resort, however, I may have to let someone with more money in the bank take her on. As soon as she's healthy, I know she'll be an incredible cat. She already is.
Anyone with any info at all, any suggestions or anything would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to lose my little love, but if the right home will take her, it may be what's best.