What Can I Do If I Can’t Afford A Vet?

When You Can’t Afford Veterinary Care

  • Choose pet insurance.
  • Get a Credit Line.
  • Ask for payment options.
  • Consider crowdfunding.
  • Host a group yard sale.
  • Use free or low cost clinics.
  • Ask friends or family.
  • Start a pet savings account.

What if I can’t afford to take my cat to the vet?



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Who qualifies for free PDSA treatment?

1. PDSA. To qualify for free or subsidised treatment, pet owners must be in receipt of certain benefits, such as housing benefit or council tax support, and live within the catchment area of a PDSA hospital or clinic.

Does the Humane Society help with vet bills?

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) does not provide direct financial assistance to pet owners for veterinary or other expenses, but they do have a page on their website where they offer additional suggestions for what you can do if you are having trouble affording veterinary care.

Do Vets for Pets do payment plans?

0% APR & Low Interest Payment Plans For Your Vet Bills. We provide 0%APR and low interest loans, with terms from 6 months upwards, to cover the cost of your vet bill with any CarefreeCredit registered vet. We pay the vets first so that they can give their patients the best care possible, as quickly as possible.

What happens if you can’t pay the vet?

If you proceed with treatment but can’t pay the bill, ask if your vet will allow you to repay it on an installment plan. If you decide to use a credit card or a personal loan to pay your vet bill, make sure you understand the debt repayment terms as well as any potential impact on your credit.

What do you do when you can’t keep your cat?

If you still can’t keep your cat

The next best option is to surrender your cat to the local council or an animal shelter / rescue organisation. This decision should not be taken lightly. Staff at pounds and shelters do their best to rehouse cats, and do find homes for many of them.

Can I get help with vets fees?

Charities can help with large vet bills

Those who can help with vet care include PDSA Vet Care, Blue Cross Animal Hospital and the RSPCA, while the Dog’s Trust and Cats Protection charities can help with funding for neutering.

Do you have to pay for treatment at PDSA?

PDSA offers free and reduced cost veterinary services to eligible pet owners. Our reduced cost service is available to eligible owners living within the catchment area of a PDSA Pet Hospital or Pet Clinic.

Can I use PDSA if not on benefits?

The PDSA have a vet care service that you may be eligible for if you cannot afford a vet. PDSA Vet Care services are available to pet owners who receive means tested help with their rent or Council Tax (Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support/Reduction).

How do I get free vet treatment?

Here are some ways to find less expensive — or even free — vet care.

  1. Look for low-cost alternatives. Alexander Raths / Shutterstock.com.
  2. Try a veterinary school.
  3. Shop around.
  4. Ask your vet for help.
  5. Find a charity.
  6. Look for cheaper prescriptions.
  7. Keep an eye out for specials.
  8. Be proactive to protect your pet’s health.

Are there any organizations that help with vet bills?

These organizations have useful information about paying for veterinary bills and veterinary assistance funds: Brown Dog Foundation. Canine Cancer Awareness. Care Credit.

Is there a 24 hour vet hotline?


Our 24 Hour Vet Helpline offers a telephone service, an online chat service and even a video calling service which provides all of our customers a channel to talk through any minor or major health concerns you may have about your dog or cat. Just give us a call on 0333 332 6420 or chat to us online.