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Old 25.04.2017, 20:36
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Re: The importance of emergency pet funds.

Well my cat was hit by a car many years ago.We took him to the Animal hospital in Zürich and they had to cut his tail off and do a skin graft on his leg. We had to pay cash 3000CHF. It was case of " hit and run " and we got the money back. Seems there is some sort of fund covering such cases.
Hi EFers,

In Romandie a cat owner couldn't pay for emergency accident treatment up front. The emergency vet then refused treatment and by the time the owner got the cat to a vet who checked her, it was too late and the cat died.

Apparently cost for treatment would've been more than 1k which the owner says she would've paid (the bill - but she didn't have the money on her at the time of treatment).


So - cat and other pet owners, make sure you have a generous financial cushion for your pet's emergency treatment so that you don't end up in a situation like this one, as vets often request up front payment due to abuse of the system (nonpayment of bills after treatment).

Last edited by omtatsat; 06.12.2017 at 08:53.
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