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Vet Expenses

January 23rd, 2019 at 04:45 pm

Cats sure hide pain well. We started noticing our 14 year old cat Liberty pawing oddly at her mouth off and on. It wasn't regular, but it wasn't going away. So we took her to the vet on Monday, who thought she had a cracked tooth. We scheduled it to be removed the following morning.

Yesterday the vet called while Liberty was under anesthesia and said the tooth wasn't cracked and all teeth looked great, but her lower jaw was fractured right between the two canine teeth! We have no idea how that happened.

Liberty is home now and on soft foods for two weeks. She will be checked again in two weeks and in about six weeks will be anesthetized again to have the wire that holds the two sides of her lower jaw together removed.

Costs so far total $524.14. With two more visits, there will be more spent. Grateful for an emergency fund and spending below our means, so that we can pay cash for these expenses when they come up.

9 Responses to “Vet Expenses”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    I am glad your kitty is doing better. Hopefully, she will feel better soon and get back to eating regular food.

  2. starfishy Says:

    aw, poor kitty! glad you checked it out with the vet. i hope she recovers quickly. an aside question - did you decide to join the YNAB subscription or choose another tracking system instead?

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    starfishy, I actually haven't decided yet, but I'm leaning towards staying with YNAB and upgrading to newest version.

  4. starfishy Says:

    thx the newest version the subscription? do you have to pay the monthly fee forever? i haven't looked at their website in a long time.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Starfishy, yes, anything beyond YNAB 4 (Classic) is subscription based. They charge annually. It's $83.99/year. I think if you have a current YNAB that you get 10% off, so that makes it $75.60. I also think once you are locked in, your price will never go up. Probably best to jump on sooner to lock in the lower pricing. I'm pretty sure I'm just going to do it, but haven't made the time commitment to change. I think there is still a free 34 day trial.

  6. Lucky Robin Says:

    Ouch. Poor little cat. Do you ever wish you could ask your cat about the adventures she gets up to when you aren't around? Hope she heals well. That is a bad injury for an old cat. Well, any age cat, really.

  7. starfishy Says:

    thanks for the info CCF!

  8. Jenn Says:

    That's scary! Your EF made it an inconvenience instead of a catastrophe. Poor feline - it had to hurt and may now as well while it heals. I hope she's back to normal soon. Cats don't whimper like dogs so it is hard to know when something's wrong.

  9. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry to Liberty is in pain. Glad you caught on!

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