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Help with vet costs for an aid dog?

Cleopatra10Cleopatra10 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hello am getting an aid dog soon and am wondering if I can get any help with vet costs and stuff


  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Cleopatra10 and welcome to the community. Sorry I could not get back to you sooner.
    Well, this is a new one on me :smile: However, I've managed to find some references to 'assistance dogs' and I'm going to tag a few names in here who may hopefully be drawn to your post: @secondbee, @Ehit, @Tasha95 in case the're able to advise.
    Help with something like vet costs might depend on what your 'official' economic situation is, in which case one of our benefits advisors might be able to help. Can you tell me if you're claiming anything at the moment?
    Hope we will get some advice sorted out for you, so do stay in touch,
    Warmest best wishes,
  • EhitEhit Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Hi @Cleopatra10
    I think it depends on how you get your dog. My is a self funded dog, so I do have to pay for the dog, training, vet bills (I have insurance), for food, etc, but if you were given it through a charity, e.g. Guide Dogs for the Blind, the charity will usually pay for them.

  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you, @Ehit
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Have a look at what the PDSA has to offer

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Tasha95Tasha95 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi @Cleopatra10 I have a guide dog. As far as costs go with guide dogs they pay for veterinary costs such as boosters and any other treatments. Also if you can't afford the food they pay for that too. You ring the number you are given and give your  details and it will be delivered to you. Best wishes with your dog. 
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