We rescued a little dog a few months ago and found out after she has a chronic skin problem and that's why she was given up, it's so expensive to treat and we can't get pet insurance because we brought her to vets once because of it (before we looked into pet insurance) so now it's a preexisting condition.
She is on apoquel and it's now costing me 70 euro for just over a months supply (that's on top of the €50 special food and €35 shampoo that she needs to be bathed in once a week)
I could get 100 apoquel tablets from a UK place but they require a prescription for it, I asked my vet could he give me a prescription instead of me buying the tablets from him and he said no
Anyone got any ideas?
We can't go to blue cross because we don't meet their criteria
The whole thing is costing us so much money it's crazy but we wouldn't even consider for one second giving up on her, she's in a great place now but in the space of 6 months or so we've spent over 1000 euro between vet visits and the meds (she needed double dose of meds a few times when she was in a really bad place)
Any tips welcome!
We did approach the rescue centre because they had told us she was 100% healthy and only given up because her previous owner was pregnant but their only advice was for us to give her back to them which we obviously wouldn't do