JANUARY VET BILLS
January was a busy month for veterinary expenses but typical for our monthly output. The total vet cost for January were $3353.00 (rounded to the nearest dollar).
This DOES NOT include the already large outstanding balance on the account. WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR DONATIONS TO PAY THESES BILL B/C FEBRUARY WILL BE MORE OF THE SAME.
Below is a summary of the expenses and in-take activities:
1/4: Carlita was owner surrendered because she had gotten bigger and was no longer the cute tiny puppy she had been before Christmas. Her owner also thinks pit bulls are dangerous so I am not sure why they even got this pup. Carlita spent 4 very cold weeks, in the garage alone. She was given her first set of vaccinations, dewormed and microchipped.
Vet Cost: $31.00
1/9: Mr. Jingles received his second set of vaccinations, deworming and microchip. We also were invoiced for his neuter which occurred the last week of December.
Total Vet Cost: $126.00
1/12: Lola Opossum Chiropractor appointment. She goes twice a month to be adjusted or she has severe neck pain. Her medications run $40 a month for pain and seizure control. Lola is a 14 year old chihuahua who is in a permanent foster home for Forgotten Paws
Total Vet Cost: $80.00
1/12: Fluff the cat was neutered, microchipped and given his last set of vaccinations
Vet Cost: $110.00
1/12: Carlita was spayed
Vet Costs: $105
1/14: Remi was owner surrendered to us because they had a new baby and her activity level was too much for them in a small apartment. Every time they let her out of her crate she would bounce off the walls. When I went to visit her, she was being kept in a plastic crate in a darkened closet. Of course, she bounced off the walls.
1/15: Remi was spayed, fully vaccinated, dewormed, heartworm tested and microchipped. She was in heat so there was an addition charge
Vet Cost: $231
1/15: Herbie, the tiny yorkie we rescued from a backyard breeder, started drooling and shaking on Sunday. Monday, we visited the vet where they did bloodwork, checked his ears and found an infection in one, then sent him home with medications for his stomach.
Vet Costs: $169.00
1/18: Herbie had to return to the vet because he continued to have issues. He seemed better for a couple of days but then started shaking and drooling again. X-rays were performed but showed nothing. On this visit he was less then amenable for an exam and would not allow the vet to look in his mouth. The best guess was that Herbie may have some dental ulcers that needed to be addressed. He was started on antibiotics and pain meds and scheduled to be reassessed in two weeks. If well, he will need to be sedated and have his mouth checked. He did test heartworm negative this time around (had treatment last year) so he can also be neutered during this upcoming sedation.
Vet Costs: $268.60
1/18: Howard Jack – Howard Jack is a 13 year old Jack Russell that was found running free in Marietta. He was thin, with long nails, fleas, missing hair, stinky ears and arthritis. He was posted on Facebook and was recognized by neighbors of an elderly man who had recently passed away. WE contacted the family and they agreed to surrender him to our care.
On this day, Howard Jack came in for vet check. We completed senior bloodwork, gave him vaccinations, dewormer, microchip and a heartworm test. He has a serious urinary infection, horrible teeth and is not neutered. His kidney and liver values are elevated which could mean more serious issues going on or could be related to his infection. Bloodwork will need to be repeated in three weeks from this date. Amazingly, he is heartworm negative. He was sent home with various medications and a return appt.
1/22: Alvie – Alvie is a little beagle mix we rescued out of Fulton AC. He had severe heartworms at the time and although he was treated, he already had extensive lung and heart damage. Alvie coughs when he exerts himself but in recent weeks I had noticed that he had gotten a lot worse. On this date, Alvie went to the vet for senior bloodwork and x-rays. It was determined that his liver is enlarged and the right side of his heart is struggling. His liver levels are elevated and his urine is diluted. He was placed on Vetmedin, Enalapril and Lasix.
As of today, January 31, Alvie is doing much better. He is coughing less, wants to go outside and is eating and wagging his tail like he used too. We will repeat the bloodwork and xrays in a three weeks, including a repeat urinalysis.
Vet Cost: $307.60
1/22: Maple Cat – Maples dad adopted her from us last year but due to job lose he has been unable to do her vet care this year. He called us to ask us to take her back and find her a home that could care for her. Unfortunately, we don't have anyone offering to help this sweet girl so we decided to pay for her vet care while she stays with him in hopes that his situation will improve and he can keep her. If we can find her a home, he is will to let her go for her sake. All her shots were updated on this vet visit.
Vet Cost: $89.00
1/23: Tuddy has been coughing a lot more lately. Like Alvie, he came to us with severe heartworms and has heart and lung damage. He also has an esophagus issue caused by years of being tied outside 24/7. He coughs constantly but because I am used to his cough, I can tell when it changes. We visited his vet and she decided to start him on a course of antibiotics to rule out kennel cough before proceeding with further testing. He is on meds for two weeks and if his cough does not get better we will do more investigating.
Vet Cost: $126.92
1/23: Molly cat was spayed, combo tested, vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped. She was boarded for 6 days so she could heal and we could find her a temp foster home.
Vet Cost: $456.99
1/30: Mr Jingles – He received his third set of vaccinations and deworming
Vet Cost: $31.00
1/30: Carlita received her second set of vaccinations and deworming
Vet Cost: $31.00
1/30: Buddy Poodle – He was neutered, heartworm tested, microchipped, and fully vaccinated
Vet Cost: $142.00
1/30: Theo and Oliver Cats – these twin brothers were finally old enough to be neutered and microchipped. They also received their last set of vaccinations.
Vet Cost: $217.00
1/30: Lola Opossum Chiropractor Visit
Vet Cost: $40.00
1/31: Theo had to be hospitalized for bloodwork, pain meds and fluids due to a severe reaction to the anesthesia and a little drama from his pain. He went home this evening and seems to be doing better. He will be rechecked at the vet tomorrow.
Vet Cost: $348.00