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Re: How much does a cat food cost per month?

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Swiss vets are a rip off .
That hasn't been my experience over 20 some years and many dogs here, many of whom had significant medical challenges. There were a time when I was pretty much a 'Stammgast' at the local clinic - the owner used to joke that I might as well move in. All in all, although prices have risen a little in the last year or two, I still find routine care here a relative bargain, and specialist or emergency care not as expensive as it is in some other countries.

Now, I am mostly comparing veterinary costs to the US. On average I am now paying no more - and often significantly less - than my US colleagues. I do not have personal experience of UK prices, but again comparing notes with friends there it seems that I am paying less for specialtist care than they do.

Case in point: Oncology care here, including amputation, ICU stay, and radiation follow up, cost me about a quarter of what my US colleague recently paid for the same treatment. Neurology care post stroke, including MRI and a week in ICU, cost less than half of what a UK friend paid.

It's probably a YMMV thing, heavily influenced by personal priorities. I'll freely admit that the Muttley Crew consume much of my disposable income in one way or another.

But most important, I have found the level of expertise available - and more importantly easy access to that expertise - amazingly good. I have been very lucky to find skilled and caring veterinarians and staff who also foster a real partnership with the owner.

I've seen many vets over the years here, from small practices to clinics to the Tierspital, and while there were a few I was a tad 'meh' about, the majority have been excellent. Really, I have found that veterinary care has been one of the few affordable things in Switzerland.

Just another perspective.
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Re: How much does a cat food cost per month?

Recently had two kittens spayed. Less than 100f for the two of them. Did not involve an overnight stay.
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