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How to Afford the Cost of Veterinary Care

When you adopt a cat, you aren’t thinking about the day when your cat may become ill, or get injured, or need emergency care. But cats do get sick and sometimes do require expensive diagnostic tests and emergency care. You may be faced with veterinary expenses far beyond what you can afford, or need unexpected medical care that you didn’t anticipate and don’t know how you’re going to pay for it. Of course, you want to make the best decision for your cat, regardless of the cost, but how to pay for it? Here’s how to afford the cost of veterinary care.

I have been in this situation countless times with our many rescue cats. So often, I have needed to pony up and pay for complicated dental care, full-mouth extractions, multi-day emergency hospitalizations, or treating kidney failure to the tune of thousands of dollars—and I had no idea how we were going to pay for it.

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List of Toxic Plants for Cats

There are many plants and flowers that are toxic and poisonous for cats to ingest. It’s important to keep these out of your home, or in an area that your cat cannot access. If you know that your cat has ingested a toxic plant, take them to an animal emergency hospital or to your vet immediately. Time is critical before irreversible damage is done to their liver, and the toxicity becomes fatal.

Comprehensive List of Toxic Plants for Cats

– Published by the ASPCA (ASPCA.org)

Adam-and-Eve (Arum, Lord-and-Ladies, Wake Robin, Starch Root, Bobbins, Cuckoo Plant) | Scientific Names: Arum maculatum | Family: Araceae

African Wonder Tree () | Scientific Names: Ricinus communis | Family:

Alocasia (Elephant’s Ear) | Scientific Names: Alocasia spp. | Family: Araceae

Aloe () | Scientific Names: Aloe vera | Family: Liliaceae

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Why Cats Need Good Health Care

Here’s why cats need good health care:

Why Cats Need Good Health Care
Why Cats Need Good Health Care


Need a good veterinarian?

Here are tips on how to find a great veterinarian.

Why wellness exams are so important for cats:

All about the importance of annual wellness exams for cats.