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    My rabbit had a mouth infection so she had to have surgery to remove one tooth, that cost £642 and now they want her to go go back and take the top two out as they just keep overgrowing. Thatíll be another £200. Me and my partner are currently looking for work so donít have the money to pay it. We do have insurance but they wonít pay out for mouth disorders. Has anyone been in this situation before?

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    I'm sorry your rabbit is poorly. It's a shame your insurance won't payout for mouth disorders, what company is it with? I work in a vets doing insurance, my own rabbits insurance is with PetPlan and dentals/mouth disorders are covered providing the rabbit has had a dental check up with a vet once a year and if there is anything noted treatment must be carried out straight away. Or is it pre-existing therefore won't be covered? Other policies have exclusions unless caused by an accident or underlying illness, in which case we (as the vets) usually write to the insurance/do our best to try and get it covered, not sure if that's a possibility?

    If your rabbit is having lot's of problems with her front teeth (ie recurrent dentals) it would probably be best to have them removed as it would mean fewer costs to have them repeatedly trimmed/burred down and better for the rabbit overall. Are there any other vets in your area you could call for an estimate which may be cheaper?

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    Itís with petplan, and on my insurance it says they wonít pay out for mouth disorders. We got the insurance in October and she had the surgery end of November. But Iím not sure if it classes as pre existing as we took her to our local vet and they gave her antibiotics but Iím sure that was after we took the insurance out. Sheís only 8 months old now so she had a check up at the vets and they checked her teeth and said they were fine, but we went back around a week later because they were overgrowing and she trimmed them down. Then we went to have them removed.

    This is the closest one to us and as I donít drive my dad has to take us and itís around 30 mins each way anyway so not too close, other one is an hour ago so no way we could get there. He said this time round it wonít be as expensive as she doesnít need xrays or loads of antibiotics and injections so should be around £200. But still so much for someone that doesnít have an income. They are going to remove the top two next time from the root so that should be the end of the surgeries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy544 View Post
    It’s with petplan, and on my insurance it says they won’t pay out for mouth disorders. We got the insurance in October and she had the surgery end of November. But I’m not sure if it classes as pre existing as we took her to our local vet and they gave her antibiotics but I’m sure that was after we took the insurance out. She’s only 8 months old now so she had a check up at the vets and they checked her teeth and said they were fine, but we went back around a week later because they were overgrowing and she trimmed them down. Then we went to have them removed.

    This is the closest one to us and as I don’t drive my dad has to take us and it’s around 30 mins each way anyway so not too close, other one is an hour ago so no way we could get there. He said this time round it won’t be as expensive as she doesn’t need xrays or loads of antibiotics and injections so should be around £200. But still so much for someone that doesn’t have an income. They are going to remove the top two next time from the root so that should be the end of the surgeries.
    If you are on certain means tested Benefits you should qualify for help with Vet fees via the PDSA

    https://www.pdsa.org.uk/taking-care-...et/eligibility

    The RSPCA

    https://www.rspca.org.uk/whatwedo/care/financial

    or the Blue Cross

    https://www.bluecross.org.uk/my-pet-...nary-treatment


    Reference links for various Rabbit health problems
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...ealth-Problems

    The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) ~ The UK's Biggest Organisation for Rabbit Lovers https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/

    Animal Rescue and Care (ARC) SW London
    https://animalrescueandcare.org.uk/

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    Iíve called all of those but they said because I had the surgery at a different vet that they are unable to help with surgery costs

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    My Vet works with Klarna and I was able to finance an unplanned bill that way - I paid a deposit (set by me) and I will pay in instalments until the bill is cleared at 0% APR. It was quick and easy to apply, and the receptionist at the Vet surgery guided me through it. Maybe check if your Vet allows payment in instalments? I think they understand we donít always have the cash ready but we want to do the best we can for our pets.

    Also, best wishes for your little bun xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Belle View Post
    My Vet works with Klarna and I was able to finance an unplanned bill that way - I paid a deposit (set by me) and I will pay in instalments until the bill is cleared at 0% APR. It was quick and easy to apply, and the receptionist at the Vet surgery guided me through it. Maybe check if your Vet allows payment in instalments? I think they understand we don’t always have the cash ready but we want to do the best we can for our pets.

    Also, best wishes for your little bun xx
    Yes, I think a number of vets recognise that not everyone can afford to settle a large, unexpected, bill.
    Not sure whether you have 'pestered' PetPlan, but certainly worth a try if you can establish dates.

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    I did ask my vet and he said I could do it in instalments but only 200 a month over 3 months. Me and my partner are looking for work so we really donít have any money to pay for it. Then she needs more. Got appointment at vet to find out when that is but I asked before and he said around £200 plus more if antibiotics are needed. So thatís £800! 200 a month is still a lot if youíre not working

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babsie View Post
    Yes, I think a number of vets recognise that not everyone can afford to settle a large, unexpected, bill.
    Not sure whether you have 'pestered' PetPlan, but certainly worth a try if you can establish dates.
    I have quite a few times and all they say is that mouth disorders arenít covered in the plan so they have rejected it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Belle View Post
    My Vet works with Klarna and I was able to finance an unplanned bill that way - I paid a deposit (set by me) and I will pay in instalments until the bill is cleared at 0% APR. It was quick and easy to apply, and the receptionist at the Vet surgery guided me through it. Maybe check if your Vet allows payment in instalments? I think they understand we donít always have the cash ready but we want to do the best we can for our pets.

    Also, best wishes for your little bun xx
    dear beau belle,-outstanding and-,you donot have to be an accountant to figure that this dvm cares about the animal,and your pocket book-just make the payments,and w/zero interest.-you do have to hold your breathe and hope nothing else comes up,but this is still great idea-sincerely james waller from the other kent-usa

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