While searching on Pawp and other websites that offer pet insurance, I realized the cost of these treatments could range from $200 to $8,000. This is because many factors can increase costs like consultation, checkups, medication, follow-up treatments, etc.
One of the most common reasons for an increase in the price is the size of the pet and the kind of treatment needed. Apart from that, the kind of vet and even the location of the clinic matter a lot. Let’s look into this in a little more detail.
The height and weight of the dog make a lot of difference in the treatment and the costs incurred. Even age matters as it can be more challenging to treat pets when they are too young or old. All these factors are tell-tale signs when a professional is trying to find out what is wrong.
When it comes to real estate, location matters – be it a home or a clinic. A pet clinic in a prime and busy city is guaranteed to charge more than what smaller clinics do.
This is not only because the quality of medical care could be higher but because the taxes and rent are also higher. At the end of the day, the clinic will have to charge more to incur profits and pay salaries.
Veterinarians with a specialty degree often charge a lot more than general practitioners. In this regard, medical costs are not that different for pets than it is with humans. Even for a human, a cardiologist or a neurologist will be more expensive to consult as they can diagnose the issue to the T.
Similarly, for pets, vets who are more qualified to diagnose specific issues charge more for their expertise, time, and medical equipment.