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Old 04-27-2014, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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I would just like the OP to know, that while those tests are expensive........for a dog or cat, they are a fraction of the cost charged for a human.

It's been a few years, but I was charged about $400 for a dog MRI.......not thousands like a human MRI.

OP.....please don't rule out any tests until you find out for sure what they cost.
Well I have had all 3 tests done 2 on one dog and one on another and sad to say yes the CT cost me a little over $1000.00 as did the MRI and that is not including the gas and time I spent as the MRI one was a trip that was about 140 miles from home( one way) and but I had a brother down there that I could stay with as it was drop her off then wait all day type of thing and the CT was about 30 miles one way. and both of mine were tests done on the head as both had cancers that involved the head, The CT for the nasal cancer did have a complete body scan as we wanted to make sure the cancer had not spread before I spent money on palliative IMRT. In both cases it was expensive but because I am a person that has to know it was worth the money and I did have it so did not have to go into any debt to do it and this is Southern California so I imagine costs vary depending where you live.
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Well I have had all 3 tests done 2 on one dog and one on another and sad to say yes the CT cost me a little over $1000.00 as did the MRI and that is not including the gas and time I spent as the MRI one was a trip that was about 140 miles from home( one way) and but I had a brother down there that I could stay with as it was drop her off then wait all day type of thing and the CT was about 30 miles one way. and both of mine were tests done on the head as both had cancers that involved the head, The CT for the nasal cancer did have a complete body scan as we wanted to make sure the cancer had not spread before I spent money on palliative IMRT. In both cases it was expensive but because I am a person that has to know it was worth the money and I did have it so did not have to go into any debt to do it and this is Southern California so I imagine costs vary depending where you live.
Just as I said, OP shouldn't assume the cost and decide against a test until they find out what the cost will be in their case.

You had the test done in Southern California, I had it done in NE Ohio, {several years ago}, OP is in Georgia.

I just don't want the OP to assume a test is going to cost $1000 or more {and automatically nix the idea} when it may not.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:55 PM
 
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We had a 7 year old dog that vet suspected had nasal cancer - congested nose, and nose bleeds were the main symptom. It turned out that it was nasal aspergillosis - a fungal infection. Apparently very rare where we live in Virginia, but it can happen. We did get rid of it, but every spring it came back. We used some kind of nasal wash, and itraconazole for about 3 months.
It might be worth looking into it to see if this is a possibility for your dog.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:53 AM
 
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Can you get to a large multi-disciplinary vet practice? Or one of the veterinary schools? I feel like a place like that might be initially more expensive but more cost-effective over the long run because they would have the experience to diagnose him more quickly. I feel like the accurate initial diagnosis is the most important thing. It would suck to pursue one line of treatment and then find out you were doing exactly the wrong thing.
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