Enormous variance in heartworm treatment costs

My dog recently got heartworms. I counted my pills and realized I missed two doses over the past two years. Apparently, that’s all it takes!

The treatment costs varied enormously. The most expensive place was 226% higher than the cheapest one. These prices were quoted to me in April 2007:

Vet Price Services
Hillside Veterinary Clinic
214-824-0397
$586.68
  • x-rays
  • bloodwork
  • medication
  • hospital time
Lakewood Animal Hospital
214-826-6601
$650.00
  • x-rays
  • bloodwork
  • medication
  • hospital time
  • fecal exam
Casa Linda Animal Clinic
214-328-5445
$891.88
  • 4 days hospitalization
  • 2 injections
  • exam, bloodwork, x-ray
  • weekly checkup for 6 weeks
  • 6 weeks of treatment
  • 7 week heartworm test
White Rock Animal Hospital
214-328-3255
$450.00 – $550.00 (I didn’t write down the services they quoted.)
A&B Animal Clinic
214-328-7055
$393.50
  • 2 days hospitalization
  • 2 injections
  • exam, bloodwork
  • 2 week follow up appointment

I chose A&B Animal Clinic. Why pay extra for the same result: no heartworms.

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