vjgrey Posted August 6, 2008 Share Posted August 6, 2008 (edited) So, my willpower is getting weak, and we're talking about thinking about chipping again (maybe). Before we do, though, we have to be completely sure of two things - 1) That the apartment complex where I stay for part of the week would allow a third dog. I'm pretty sure my lease says two, but I get the impression that may be flexible. Of COURSE I'd get that in writing before we adopted again. 2) That there's room in our budget for what's essentially (with our preadopted pup, Holly) a fourth hound. Everyday expenses - food, treats, toys - aren't a problem. I'm more concerned about the potential vet bills. How do those of you with multiple hounds handle this? Would insurance help? Does your vet offer a multiple-pet discount for three or more dogs? Do you have other tips for minimizing vet expenses? We give turkey necks 2-3 times a week, which has done a great job of keeping dental costs down. Diamond hasn't needed one at all, and Gabe's only dental was his first, right out of the kennel. They've both had some hugely expensive health issues (Gabe: stomach problems, a cancer scare, foot surgery and what our vet thinks - but has never confirmed - is a neurological disorder. eek!; Diamond - a reoccurring pulled neck muscle) but I have to think that's an exception, not the norm. We do have a "slush fund" in stocks that we could cash in, should we ever need to pay big bills, but I want to make sure we could cover the "normal" stuff. How much, on average, can I expect a third hound to add to our vet expenses? Edited August 6, 2008 by vjgrey Quote Valerie w/ Cash (CashforClunkers) & Lucy (Racing School Dropout)Missing our gorgeous Miss Diamond (Shorty's Diamond), sweet boy Gabe (Zared) and Holly (ByGollyItsHolly), who never made it home. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.