ThinkstockIf you were raised like I was, your mother probably taught you that it was impolite to talk about money in courteous company. But I'm here to tell you that such civilized niceties have a way of flying out the window when your pet is sick.
It's true; talking frankly about finances can be uncomfortable for both pet owners and veterinarians. Still, pets unknowingly depend on a healthy relationship between their veterinarian and their owner for sound decision making about their veterinary care.
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The rising cost of pet care - on everything from high-end diets and pricey training to specialized veterinary care and cutting-edge drugs - means that most pet owners are at some point likely to find themselves confronting a discomfiting reality: The science and technology to help our patients may be available, but they may not always be accessible. Money mayRead More »from 7 Ways to Talk to Your Veterinarian About Money