What one small scratch costs
I just got back from my second trip to the vet this morning. A couple of weeks ago, my standard Red Poodle, Neddy, somehow got a small scratch on his penis. His licking it caused it to bleed – the first time all over my brand-new ivory-coloured duvet, the second time (thank God!) on my much-easier-to-clean bathroom tiles.
So, another round of antibiotics, twice a day. Also twice a day, I have to have my roommate hold him up while I squirt wound wash into the affected area with a rubber-tipped syringe (yuck!).
Vet bill first time around = $425. Second time - $318.
Total cost of one small scratch = $743 (and counting?)