Chronologging the cost of LCPD surgery and recovery

Throughout Howie’s diagnosis, surgery and recovery I would like to report on costs I incurred in the hope that others can plan. I also need to mention that I should have gotten pet insurance before going to the vet, especially since I knew that something was wrong. I ADVISE everyone to get pet insurance that covers congenial diseases because you never know what will come up. This is also one of the main reasons I am trying to create awareness!

So far here is the total:

Stage 1 : Diagnosis

  • Initial vet examination and consult – $70
  • Day boarding to take Xrays – $30
  • Sedation for Xrays – $40
  • 2 Radiographs (Xrays) – $180
  • Surgeon Consultation – $88

Running Total = $408

Stage 2 : Surgery

  • Surgery and one night stay in hospital – $2245

Running Total = $408+$2245 = $2653