Oh your poor puppy!! I work in a vet clinic as a nurse but being in SA I have had zero exp with paralysis ticks as we dont have them here.. we barely have the brown dog tick in my area.. some ppl say that have seen them but extremely rare.
The amount u are spending is a lot but I would say that this is for critical care monitoring. When an animal is THAT sick they require constant care and monitoring, medications etc and yes.. you have to pay for it. But like I said.. it is hard to say if it is a fair price as we dont deal with that particular illness at my vet clinic.
I dont want to hijack your post but just want to defend my profession in a sense, we all need to remember that vet clinics are not government funded, they are often privately owned, there are no medicare benefits, concession cards etc so yes, it may seem expensive.. but really.. you are just paying for what is used, drugs, services etc.
has anyone been to the Dr or the dentist and had voluntary procedures done?? For my tooth to be filled I was quoted $200.. Now I know I could have a dogs teeth scale and polished for that price.. this included anaesthesia, drugs, and constant nurse and veterinary care while at the vet clinic.. compared to a half hour visit to the dentist.
Sorry I dont mean to rant.. I just always hear how vets are soooo expensive, and so unforgiving when it comes to bills etc, but we have to remember, we choose to have pets knowing that these benefits dont include our beloved animals.
I really do hope your puppy gets better quickly!! xx