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Have you ever needed to have your companion X-rayed?
X-rays are used to determine medical concerns such as but not limited to ACL (Anterior cruciate ligament injury), breathing problems, concerns over a lack of appetite; not eating due to a lodged foreign body, chest infections, the possibility of small or enlarged organs and the fear of cancer.
Although I have not had to book any of my companions in for an X-ray, I spoke with my veterinary clinic here in Ontario, Canada to find out the cost of doing so. The cost of services may vary from Province to Province and State to State.
Our clinic, the Barrie Veterinary Hospital charges:
$107 + tax per consult plus
$80 per view. A second comparative view is often required.
$80 (second view)
If the condition turns out to be chronic, you can expect to be billed for additional X-rays.
Of course, we worry when our pets are not well. Waiting for the results of an exam creates additional stress. The cost of these tests doesn’t have to be part of the equation. Having Pet Insurance gives pet owner’s financial relief.
Trupanion team member Kathryn confides that she has experienced the process of X-rays.
The X-rays could cost $200. Having Pet Insurance means I can say ‘JUST DO IT.’ It’s comforting to know I can pay $20 (vs $200) to be sure the condition is not serious or life threatening.*
*cost of insurance based on age, breed, species, cost of care in members residential area.
Her and Her Dogs have not been compensated for sharing the information in this post. The Parker Park are insured by Trupanion (Canada). As a Pet Parent, I can’t know what medical issues might arise. However, I value the peace of mind Pet Insurance provides.