I ama long retired and have a cat which recently developed a mild eye infection. I took it to a vet who examined the eye for no more than 10 minutes, and then gave me eye drops to use on the affected eye. When I went to pay I was told it was $108! Certainly, I have a gold card, but when I visit the doctor for an eye infection I am charged $21 and given a prescription which costs $5. So that’s a total of $26. Even if you don’t have a gold card the visit to the doctors is going to be around $50.
So how can vets justify such exorbitant prices? Should I take my cat to my GP in future? Or perhaps should I rough up my eye a bit, get a prescription for myself, and then use it on my cat? Sadly, there must be many pets out there suffering because the owners cannot afford a vet.