How much have you spent....Vet Survey.

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How much have you spent....Vet Survey.

Post by ratty lover0099 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:22 pm

Have just been looking through my ratty folder, putting in the print out for todays visit (RIP Gem :cry: ) I colour code all the print outs I get, and am quite particular with having them in order etc :oops:

Anyway, thought I'd post up my totals of every years vet visits. I think this shows, that whatever many people think, rats are not cheap animals to keep. (Although, might I add, they're definately worth it. :hearts: )

Anyway, here's mine (I've kept rats since 1998, but only started keeping records from July 2004).....

2004 - £219.22
2005 - £411.91
2006 - £688.01
2007 - £44.11
2008 - £433.17 (And we are only 6 months through this year)

(I've never kept more than 9 rats at a time)
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Post by Jaynie99 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:29 pm

2007 was a good year for you!

2007 - 1 of my 1st pair of rats was suddenly very ill but I was eligible for PDSA treatment (which I paid a £10 donation every time for)...but after their rubbish care of my rattie I went to Goddards & paid around £25 for the consult, an injection & some medication.
Then the day I got Dolly home she wouldn't stop sneezing (another reason not buy from a pet shop :roll: ) So that needed a consult & course of Baytril.

2008 - Flake had a lump removal op - £60 + the original consult.... then a consult & PTS :(
Dolly had another resp inf - another consult & baytril fee.
Lucky - consult to discuss lump removal op...& then to have her ear glued on a week later!

I think I may start adding up my vets bills properly, will be interesting to add up an average.
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Post by aquajen9 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:37 pm

I've never kept set receipts of what I've spent as one year started to, and got depressed!

This year however I've only been in three times.. Once for a chesty rat. Once for 2 pts's :( and Once for a neuter. Grand total £45.. My rats are very well behaved!
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Post by RattiesRule » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:30 pm

I don't normally keep track of vets costs but I did last year out of curiosty.
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2007 - £821.40

After that I decided this year I'd rather not know :lol:
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Post by aimlessdesire » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:57 pm

aquajen9 wrote:I've never kept set receipts of what I've spent as one year started to, and got depressed!


Ditto, I know that I've spent in excess of £600 on ops since September last year and that's without including consultation fees and meds.
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Post by fudge7000 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:02 am

erm... i've only got 2 rats and i think ive spent about £80 (one lump removal) per year for the last 2 years, both on the same ratty, but he;'s wroth every penny!!

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Post by becky123 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:14 pm

Ooo well this year:

2 x neuters total - £96
1 x emergency op and lump sent off for analysis - £200 :o
1 x baytril course - £15
2 x steriod courses - total £30
1 x abcess sorting out - £12
Almost had to go for a lump op the other day but hours before visit it scabbed and burst (ie abcess not lump :D )

Total £353 not too bad I suppose :)

Last year I think I only went twice for Baytril with the same 3 rats but only got charged for one consultation both times so around £40 altogether with 2 consults and Baytril for 3 rats.

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Post by helzy » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:50 pm

£15 for a consulation and baytril for an ear infection since i had my boys. i feel quite lucky. :o
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Post by Oriax » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:56 pm

I don't keep records but I can work it out (more or less)

2008 - around £120
- Lynx needed an operation to remove 2 tumours. She was under the anesthetic for an hour and a half, and then needed stiches (disovable), and that costed about £120.
- She also had a few check-ups since then, but they've all been free.

2007 - around £74 - £89
- The rats needed various visits for resperitory infections and baytril doses, which costed roughly £13 each (X 3)
- They got mites, and had 1 out of 3 treatments, costing between £20-£30 (can't remember)
- Cairo had a visit because of her eye, which costed about £15-£20

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Post by daffee » Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:34 pm

My records aren't complete but I know that this year, 2008, we have so far spent £850 at the vets, but that has included emergency treatment, 4 nasty abscesses, one culture analysis and a neuter plus numerous consults, ABs courses and check ups so for the number of rats we have I don't think it's all that bad. Of course there's still 1 month to go and we are bound to go back as seem to be there almost every week the last few months :roll:

From what I can tell we only spent a little over £400 in 2007. 2006 my records aren't great but I estimate it was around £750 as our vet then was very pricey and we had 4 surgeries and a lot of consults. 2005 seems to be around £200 but we didn't have as many rats back then.
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Post by touie2 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:36 pm

well this year I have spent loads but that includes 4 neuters and 3 rattly rats!

I think around £250 and it's only February :o
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Post by sazixd » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:52 pm

too much my bill is currently sitting at 280 :o :o
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Post by Stace87 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:46 am

This year I'm currently up to approx £190.

I've included Spike's 2nd op that he will be having soon - lump removal. The whole £190 is on Spike actually: fortnightly teeth trims, castration due to testicular tumour and the lump mentioned above. Max (RIP) never cost anything in vet bills. I would have had his tumour removed if it wouldn't have meant he'd lose a leg.

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Post by Squirrel » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:44 am

Weeell, thousands over the 16 years of keeping FR. For the last few years we've paid the vet a monthly sum by standing order, currently £50, and we never get way in credit and often in debit. I'd say we've spend about £500/year on average.
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Post by hayleystar » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:52 am

Lat year's bill was around £3000, this years is much better, only about £1200 so far

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