Avoiding unnecessary tests at the vet

Post date: 2018-01-10 07:32:43
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I strongly suspect my cat has asthma from watching videos and other research. (Not my cat, but same symptoms.) I am taking him to the vet today and it is crucial for me to keep costs low, but of course I still want to do right by my cat.

This has been going on for awhile and I thought it was hairballs so I switched him to hairball food and it made no difference. I finally started googling last night and realized the potential seriousness this morning.

I have been unemployed since last march and I'm pretty much living off of credit cards. I do have Care Credit but I am not sure that will work (not important why). Anyway I do not want the vet to run tests for anything and everything if it is not likely or necessary. This vet has seen my other cats but not this one. This cat's old vet is extremely expensive and was rude to me last time so this is why I am going to a different vet. I have had records sent over. What should I ask the vet to do or not do?

If it matters he is FIV+ and has not been sick otherwise. The other two cats don't show any symptoms.

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