Veterinary Costs Now Too Expensive?

Veterinary Costs Now Too Expensive?

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Dr Jones shares his discussion with a colleague about fast rising veterinary fees, and What we can do about it.

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  1. Kota Baby on December 9, 2022 at 12:28 am

    They just want us to kill our pets ourself which is what most people unfortunately do since a bullet cost less than a diagnoses

  2. Five Sense Illusion on December 9, 2022 at 12:34 am

    The real problem is all the suffering caused by veterinarians overcharging for care.
    They say they love animals but I think thry love money more every animal they turn away experiences unbelievable suffering

  3. Paul Witmer on December 9, 2022 at 12:36 am

    I’m so grateful you for your presence online it’s always grateful to find somebody that’s not part of the conspiracy behind the problem one problem I see is veterinarians doing unnecessary lab tests say a cat’s got a runny nose they have seen it before and the lab test comes back the same every time when you think they would prescribe and get you out of there so they can examine the next animal? I think the majority of veterinarians take care of increasing concern for animals and the close relationship between some owners and their pets and exploit that maybe if there were specialist like four cars where one veterinarian only does a limited range of things and keeps busy maybe the price could be reduced for dentals these veterinarians know they got you you’re either going to Fork it over or you’re going to be a bad pet owner I remember some years ago there was criticism of positions for Unnecessary lab tests being heaped on a patient I think that’s what’s going on to veterinarians now they’re refusing to use their personal observations and diagnostic skills and relying on unnecessary lab tests everyone should write their attorney general’s office in Veterinary associations and say they’ve had enough

  4. TheLovelyQueenC on December 9, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Veterinary care has definitely become insanely expensive. I have a toy poodle that get a dental (and several extractions) annually. The most teeth’s she’s had pulled was 13 and that cost me around $400 because the vet gave me a discount. I think the original price was closer to $500. My vet’s office was bought out by another company that has multiple offices and when I took my dog in for her annual dental a few months ago, I was quoted $800-1100 for the same dental she’s been getting at the same office for the past 7 years -and for less extractions. I was beside myself.

  5. Bradley Lowman on December 9, 2022 at 12:39 am

    I read a guinea pig forum where this kid was asking advice / home remedies for his $20 guinea pig. The kid obviously came from a disadvantaged household financially & the guinea pig community kept ragging on him for not having an emergency fund for something as simple as an URI. Healthcare in the United States is absurdly overpriced for all of us, not just our animals. This gentleman has hit the nail on the head about the exuberant student debt & this is the issue! We will not evolve bc we will not unite and change our economic & educational systems/institutions. Remember, Good Will Hunting? For $2 in late fees @ the public library……. Intelligent people who want professions in medicine, law etc shouldn’t be paying for school when amateur athletes are being paid to attend. Thank you for reading.

  6. Sarah B on December 9, 2022 at 12:39 am

    Thank you for making this video. Sometimes I feel like vets look at is like we are crappy pet parents when we can’t afford THOUSANDS of dollars for care sometimes. It’s not like a human emergency room where you can go in and pay later. I spent $350 on just basic blood work, no treatment or prescription, just blood for my cat yesterday.

  7. Dargot on December 9, 2022 at 12:40 am

    if you dont have money you cant afford your pet, iam from slovakia and teeth extraction and cleaning cost arround 50 euro it sound like a 1/30 of amount in your country or whatever

  8. Orlando Oliverez on December 9, 2022 at 12:41 am

    I couldn’t afford it and my dog died. End of story. It’s all about the money. I’d charge no more than 400 if I had my own shop. I’d even allow payments. Why is the world consumed with money..

  9. Jewel Vang on December 9, 2022 at 12:42 am

    1500$ just to keep them overnight to see what’s wrong. Then once we learn what’s wrong it’s gonna be even more…and if we can’t afford it we may need to put them down due to the pain…all that money just to see what’s wrong but not able to do anything afterwards… it’s disheartening

  10. randomcommenter on December 9, 2022 at 12:42 am

    I’d rather shoot my dog than pay a ludicrous vet bill for a minor thing, absolute bs. Can’t even pay the rent or food for this.
    These days only millionaires can have dogs.
    We pay pet insurance, yet still had to pay £2200 just for a ligament injury.

  11. Elizabeth Guzman on December 9, 2022 at 12:42 am

    I would like to have my dog teeth clean but is too expensive.

  12. Gary Patton on December 9, 2022 at 12:42 am

    I’m just not having any more dogs after these pass away. I have Four dogs and spend as much on dentalcare as most people do on a used car every year…

  13. Danielray Pickrel on December 9, 2022 at 12:43 am

    I had a vet surprise me at the front counter
    and was charged for a wellness exam
    that I did not request. I was there for rabies shots.

    Is that legal,?

  14. Michelle Wei on December 9, 2022 at 12:44 am

    I go a kind of "country vet" that has an ultrasound tech come in every once in a while. They don’t have it "in house". Cost is a little under $500. It’s for my 80lb Basset. Thoughts?

  15. Olya olga on December 9, 2022 at 12:49 am

    this is the second video i have watched from this channel and no valuable information or advice or explanation why the vet services costs are so high. complete waste of time! I can record hours of my own rhetorical questions as well. Thumbs down

  16. rosie on December 9, 2022 at 12:50 am

    Just paid upwards of £200 for some arming treatments and a flea collar. Seriously???!! Insane.

  17. hareone54 on December 9, 2022 at 12:51 am

    Dr. Jones. I live in a small rural location where the vets do not even take emergency call. We have to drive over an hour away to get emergency services. What do you think about that one?

  18. Rusty G. on December 9, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Hi there, I live in LA Cali area and a year ago I rescued a little terrier from the streets, I wasn’t able to find her human parents so ended up adopting her… I ended up loving my little Miranda so much and now I’m in big problem with her bc my little baby is developing a little ball on the stomach area and I haven’t been able to find a good low income vet around here, I don’t know what do do bc I’m not able to pay more tan 1000 for her and have heard that her treatment maybe will be more than 5000 and I’m so stressed worried for my little baby..:’( … please i need help, if you are from LA or any city around and know a good low income vet hospital , please let me know …… :’( I will really appreciate any info.

  19. dragonballzgt1989 on December 9, 2022 at 12:55 am

    My cat got blocked up so he couldnt pee and the vet wanted to either charge me over 2k to fix it or to put him down. I just made her clear the blockage and let him heal and hes doing fine 1 year later.

  20. lisa beck on December 9, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Even getting them there shots they went from 15. A shot to now 25. A shot

  21. Mike Jones on December 9, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Please do not blame the import/exporter. I’ve been in this industry as an importer of medical equipment for over 30+ yrs and our cost is not the problem. FORD had to speak out on this even on the automotive side. The dealer aka the store owner is the one who sets the price. I have seen VET’s charge for things we give them for free because they purchased a new unit. VET care is basically an all cash business. And with a cash business you have short term money and not recurring income. Meaning if they sell the business "clients" are not worth a lot because they can’t be account for coming back next time. You are more paying for a mailing list and that has good value, but not that same as a place that has a membership base. So chalk this on greed and trying to fatten the books to sell.

  22. Tierra Wininger on December 9, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Which is why I’m done with pets after this one. Simply can not afford the care if they get sick.

  23. cloud on December 9, 2022 at 1:01 am

    Yes Vets care in UK is absurd and wayyyy over the top people cannot afford vets fees – animals suffer, humans suffer, vets get no customers , who wins????? vets if you do CARE like this gentleman here then change your practices , otherwise most of you will be out or practice eventually, Never met a poor vet, so clearly its ”profit” and its killing animals, vets like the one here should set up a new veternary system , a affordale, reasonable, sensible vets care and dont use BIG PHARMA for your supplies. STOP feeding these corporate giants.

  24. TropiCool on December 9, 2022 at 1:01 am

    I just have to share my own pain concerning veterinary costs. My daughter’s 6 yr old cat came down with a urinary tract infection and started bleeding but my local vet was understaffed so took her elsewhere and the preliminary tests alone came up to over $900!!! I almost fainted, can barely scrape up that much for our household bills. Where I really lost my mind was when I was told the surgery would be $3250…no way I could come up with that unless I didn’t pay rent for a couple of months. They would not even allow me to pay in installments, they wanted their money NOW, IN FULL, and in ONE SHOT! My daughter was crying and I teared up myself, I’d, fed, played, and took care of her more than anyone else at home. My daughter tried our local vet one more time and got an appt the next day with surgery for $1800, to be paid in $80 installments. The 1st clinic was a high class joint in some rich neighborhood and the 2nd one was a dilapidated run down office and was given excellent care, so go figure. Can’t wait to get the cone off her head so I can play with her again!!!

  25. Jenny clark on December 9, 2022 at 1:01 am

    The most tragic thing, I think, is the price of spay and neuter. We used to take dozens of neighborhood cats to the vet to make sure they didn’t have babies all over the neighborhood. Now that the price for a single spay or nueter is 300 and up, millions of stray cats are going to be born and millions will be starving in the streets. Not to mention homes of poor people whose pets will keep reproducing because they cannot afford spay and neuter.

  26. Bryan Harold Fuller on December 9, 2022 at 1:02 am

    My cat was hit by a car and when he when I found him he had a really bad limp wouldn’t put any weight on his paw. I could tell his leg was broken in his chin and jaw looked swollen. We took him to the vet and for her to do X-rays to tell us that you did have a broken leg and a broken jaw and to give him some pain medicine cost me all the money I have and then she tells me that he’s going to need surgery probably multiple surgeries to fix his leg. That cost me $1,200 I don’t have anymore money right now and there’s no vets that I can find that do a payment plan with me, they all want the money for whatever they do that day. I don’t know what to do. He’s only 2 years old and it’s killin me seeing him in the pain he is in. I have his leg wrapped in an ace bandage . I don’t want him to lose any use of arm. Amputation will cost just about the same as surgery. I applied for as many loans as i can and all have turned me down. I don’t understand how no one is willing to help me. I don’t want to see him hurting this.I really just don’t know what to do…..

  27. Eva Toth on December 9, 2022 at 1:04 am

    My cat’s bill for Eczema (consultation, skin scraping test, 2 injections, antibiotic lotion, lamisil tablets and bravecto co

  28. Eco Neato - Eric Talaska on December 9, 2022 at 1:05 am

    I advise brush your pet’s teeth after every meal with dog enzymatic toothpaste to prevent the need for dental care in the future (start them out as young as possible).

  29. Butch Galvez on December 9, 2022 at 1:05 am

    I had a vet biopsy a mosquito bite on my dog (I saw the mosquito bite her) then wanted 800 bucks to precede withe treatment, I told her it was an insect bite and she got mad, said my dog likely had cancer, that was 7 years ago no problems, I didn’t listen to one thing she said. Had another vet tell me my dog needed double knee surgery for 6000, this after x-rays, the consult surgeon said my dog was an emergency case needed surgery asap, and the price went up to 7500. Five years later my dog is playing fetch no pain and can jump and run, never did get the surgery, just rested her a few months, did massage and natural supplements at home. I no longer trust a single vet.

  30. ProudAutism MommaBear on December 9, 2022 at 1:07 am

    We have “U Can” spay neuter clinics that offer vaccines and spay/neuter and some procedures but I wish they offered everything because it’s affordable for most people and even free for some. Some people get free food from them for their pets and when I go I donate enough to spay/neuter at least 2 pets while I’m there.

  31. Regina Mills on December 9, 2022 at 1:07 am

    I appreciate your honesty.

  32. Maddi Faye on December 9, 2022 at 1:08 am

    My dog is about 19-20 pounds and he needs 1 tooth pulled. They said it would be around $400 and I was wondering is that the norm? I’m sure it would’ve been way more at some other places. The price also varies A LOT. The first vet I went to charged me to do so many things and OVER priced all of them. I never walked out of there spending less than $200 and that was for basic stuff like testing, vaccines, etc. Then I switched vets and only spent $50 the first time I was shocked because it made me realize how badly I was getting ripped off.

  33. T C on December 9, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Veterinary fees have become so high that I wonder if I can even afford to own a dog due to the high cost when health problems arise.
    Insurance is one answer, but there are so many loop holes.
    A governing body should assess and cap veterinary procedures.
    I have had some very fairly priced, highly competent, absolutely brilliant vets.
    I have since moved house and some local vets here seem to charge what they like and their prices keep rising, the are free to charge ridiculous amounts for their service and medication. It’s crazy and very frustrating.
    Thankyou Dr Jones for all the wonderful advice you give, you have helped my pets and I immeasurably.

  34. Claudia Isabel c Berglund tim on December 9, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Unfortunately in my country Norway. . some Are only interested in your money then to be a veterinarian . And save/ ceep animals healthy .

  35. L Maillie on December 9, 2022 at 1:13 am

    I also want to say Dr Jones you are just great in helping so many of us with our precious pets. And you do it holistically with reasonable cost. You are a champion! Thank you for your caring information. You truly make a difference.

  36. Doug 1959 on December 9, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Veterinarians funeral homes all a bunch of crooks

  37. Jeanne Weitz Paradise on December 9, 2022 at 1:17 am

    After I was quoted $2,000+ to have bladder stones removed from my 12 year old cat, I saw a holistic vet. She charged me $300 and prescribed a Chinese capsule for 90 days and change of diet to healthy variety and raw. His stones dissolved and he’s so much healthier and happier.

  38. kiwi on December 9, 2022 at 1:17 am

    No reason for it to be that expensive, clearly only for the profit.

  39. Kimberly on December 9, 2022 at 1:19 am

    I haven’t figured everything out yet, however I’ve found out very quickly over the past few months that surgery, in upwards of 7k for a spleen removal is just not an option I can, and probably so many others, are just not able to afford. I believe vets should make a living and pet owners should have access to reasonable medical care. A balance is much needed. Unfortunately too often I’m seeing specialist who won’t even provide you a price range prior to even seeing your pet. Those initial consultations are between $125 and $250.. to just speak with a specialist. That to me is ridiculous. If anyone out there has suggestions for a reasonable vet in the DFW area, please let me know. The cost of trying to do whats right vs what’s possible for our 4 legged fur babies is worth more than overpriced veterinary care providers. When did money ever start meaning more than saving a pets life.

  40. L Maillie on December 9, 2022 at 1:20 am

    I know a lot of us are in the same situation. We love animals, but the cost gets too out of hand. And yes many veterinarians make you feel like you are a bad pet owner if you don’t follow through with their heavily urging suggestions. But the cost is too much some times. I wonder. There are crowdfunds for people that have grouped together to help each other with the growing health and medical costs for people, why not for pet owners.

  41. Maureen Germsheid on December 9, 2022 at 1:21 am

    Yes Veteranarian fees are pretty high. I have 2 dogs s with problems with their yeast and both get. Chronic ear infections. My big dog has tearing eyes and the vet said nothing wrong with him. Tears stains are right down to his lips.

  42. Eduardo Flores on December 9, 2022 at 1:21 am

    Good thing I live in the US/Mexico border and me as many other pet parent take our pets to Mexico and treatment is so much cheaper and is one of the best cares we ever had compared to the US Veterinarian and I can said I’m very comfortable with them.

  43. olivosARTstudio on December 9, 2022 at 1:23 am

    I rescued my dog when I was living in So.America. He was hit by a car and had a serious fracture on his leg. I was told he may never be able to use that leg, and he went into surgery to have rods inserted. He was only 6 months old, and, as his bones grew, they pushed the rods out. So 6 months later, he underwent another surgery. EVERYTHING, every single thing, from bandages, many Xrays, pre and post op visits, for the 2 surgeries… cost LESS than one visit to the vet here when he ate something poisonous- and they did nothing, just measured his blood levels three times. The problem is here in the USA, and yes, something needs to be done ASAP. Thank YOU Doctor, because your channel has saved me money and worry in regards to my 2 rescue dogs. You are loved and appreciated in our home! <3

  44. hell on earth on December 9, 2022 at 1:25 am

    I don’t even know why people would go to the vet if they know it’s expensive. we almost lost our cat Shadow due to two ticks they found on him, they want to milk off 600$ or our cat dies if vets do care about the animals then it’s why it’s expensive? it’s like they only care about the money and not the well-being of the animal. I was so angry at them for threatening to kill our cat if we don’t pay up, this is the very first video I watched on your channel and I almost fell asleep cause of how relaxing your voice is.

  45. Jim Brown on December 9, 2022 at 1:26 am

    My experience in Scotland is that vets absolutely rip us off big time. They are not in it for the love of the animals it’s about getting as much out of us as possible.

  46. Eco Neato - Eric Talaska on December 9, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Insurance doesn’t seem to be the answer since they don’t like to provide much coverage, defeating the purpose.

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