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My friends dogs leg rt back needs amputation but no vet

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my friends dogs leg rt back needs amputation but no vet around us will help its 400 up front they dont have the money what can i do
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: yes hes trying to eat his leg off it is rotten and the foot in gangrenous
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: no vet will see him without 400$ up front and they don't have the money I started the dog on ampicillin what else can I do
JA: How old is no?
Customer: 2 yrs
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about no?
Customer: no what else can we do
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 5 months ago.

Hi I am Dr. Denney. I am currently reviewing your post now. Please give me a few minutes to type my response. Thank you for trusting us with your question.

Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 5 months ago.

Have you contacted the shelters around you or the human society? Often they will be Able to provide low cost veterinary care.

Another idea is to start a gofundme account and get it out on Facebook.

A third option is for them to apply for care credit which works like a health credit card and if you pay if off within 6 months or something like that there is little to no interest. This can really help get their dog the care he needs faster.