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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 02:58 PM

"Do you accept Care Credit?" "Yes."

We got Happy to the vet today. We've been fighting fleas in this house, and it appears that he is allergic to the fleas (which is not uncommon in cats).

Unfortunately, Happy is never very happy when he's at the vet. In fact, he's decidedly aggressive and even violent. I did warn the vet about this when we made the appointment, but they insisted on a "let's see" approach.

Well, wouldn't you know? They couldn't do a proper exam on him because he pitched a fit. So they prescribed a sedative and rescheduled. After telling us that they accept Care Credit, Al went to pay for the pills w/ the card and they said they only accept it for charges over $200.

?????? They did not tell us that when we asked.

I would have called a different vet if our card was going to be an issue. This card is the only way we can afford to get him seen. I have a call back into the office. If they're not going to accept the card, we have to go w/ a different vet. I told them as much. We have no other way to pay for the visit.

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Reply "Do you accept Care Credit?" "Yes." (Original post)
MissMillie Oct 2020 OP
Rule of Claw Oct 2020 #1
MissMillie Oct 2020 #2
Rule of Claw Oct 2020 #3
MissMillie Oct 2020 #4
Rule of Claw Oct 2020 #5
MontanaMama Oct 2020 #6
Kota Oct 2020 #7
yankeepants Oct 2020 #8
Karadeniz Oct 2020 #9
MissMillie Oct 2020 #10
SheltieLover Oct 2020 #11
ailsagirl Oct 2020 #12

Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 02:59 PM

1. How much is Happy's bill?

 

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Response to Rule of Claw (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 03:02 PM

2. Don't know yet.

The sedative came to about $12.50 (for 2 pills). His exam has been rescheduled for Monday afternoon. But I'm waiting for their office to call me back as to whether or not we're going to be allowed to use the card.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 03:03 PM

3. Do they have online bill payment?

 

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Response to Rule of Claw (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 03:06 PM

4. Don't know

If they haven't called me back within the next hour (the receptionist told me she would talk to the manager and get back to me) I'm going to call them.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 03:06 PM

5. We had CC with our kitties

 

With shorter term financing options of 6, 12, 18 or 24 months no interest is charged on purchases of $200 or more when you make the minimum monthly payments and pay the full amount due by the end of the promotional period. If you do not, interest is charged from the original purchase date

It looks to me that the minimum to get an interest free installment is $200.

There is no reason they should not accept the card itself that i can find.

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Response to Rule of Claw (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 03:12 PM

6. The reason might be that the provider pays a fee

or a % of the transaction for anything under $200 to CC. I worked at a dental office where we offered CC plans for patients. That's been a few years but there were some instances where we had to pay a % of the transaction to CC. I don't recall the actual amount but it was slightly higher than credit card percentages so we tried to avoid it whenever possible.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 03:16 PM

7. my local vet started accepting it, i think its a minimuim 100.00. cant remember.

Hope he get better soon.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 03:17 PM

8. Why does your cat have fleas?

There are so many flea meds on the market. I have a dog boarding and training facility ( also six dogs and 2 cats in residence) and insist on everyone protected. I haven't seen a flea in years. Get good meds from your vet and make yourself and Happy happy. Sorry to flea shame but they are horrible!

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 05:37 PM

9. Does Happy go outside? It's easier to solve a flea problem if you just have one area to tackle. I

Went to a chemical supply store...like one having pool supplies.. and
Got the indoor and outdoor treatments... we needed both. Vacuum every day...I prefer the vial treatments for kitty itself. It can be done!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 05:45 PM

10. Never on purpose

He has managed to escape twice.

But we have 4 dogs that go outside every day. So, that's probably how the fleas got in. All sorts of treatments have proven to be ineffective. Fleas are mutating into a tough species.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 06:03 PM

11. Have you tried Seresto flea collar?

Works here. I have a dog & indoor kitty. Dog was bringing fleas inside, so we got him a collar. Took care of things in time, maybe a few weeks.

Many years ago, I had a dog that was allergic to flea bites. Vet put her on phenolbarbitol, and it worked great, but I don't think they use that anymore.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 03:23 AM

12. Same thing happened at my vet-- $200 minimum

Are sure it's not CC making this rule?

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