Maybe someone else has had to go through a similar experience and can add input.
My schnauzer (almost 8 years old) is ill. Took him to the vet because he wasn't acting like himself, she did x-rays and tests...an assortment really. He has an infection (and a fever, though we're trying to get it down), and a bladder stone.
He's on medicine to keep the fever down, and 2 different antibiotics for the infection. However, once the infection is taken care of, the vet wants to operate on his stone.
So far the costs (of the exam, antibiotics, special food, x-rays, blood work, etc) have hit just over $400.
I love my dog, but I'm terrified about the cost of surgery. I tried to google and some people say that it'll be $400-500, while someone on yahoo answers said their vet charged them $900!
That seems like a large gap....can anyone shed some light on the situation for me? From what I saw in the x-rays, the stone looks pretty big...which is why passing it isn't an option for him I guess? I'm just trying to get a guesstimate as to what the cost will be so I don't faint when I hear it.