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I know, thank God we have Obamacare. Let's just hope and pray that nothing happens to it before it gets fully enacted. We are already benefitting due to the company I work for extending health care benefits to children of employees up to the age of 25 as a result of Obama's health care initiatives. My daughter will be covered by my policy while she works on her masters/PhD in biomedical science.
I thought we were talking about spaying/neutering dogs. Surely you are not planning on doing that to your daughter!
 

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I know, thank God we have Obamacare. Let's just hope and pray that nothing happens to it before it gets fully enacted. We are already benefitting due to the company I work for extending health care benefits to children of employees up to the age of 25 as a result of Obama's health care initiatives. My daughter will be covered by my policy while she works on her masters/PhD in biomedical science.
:confused::confused::confused: What does Obamacare have to do with neutering? Is that in there too?
 

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We just had ours estimated at the vet and it would be $173 for the expected weight he will be at 12-13 months when we plan to have it done. But since Zeke is a cryptorchid, we add $100 for the cavity search (my term, lol). So, $273 for us.
 

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I just got the estimate from my vet, she is going in on Monday, it will cost 432.50. 6 months old and around 40 pounds give or take
 

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We just had ours estimated at the vet and it would be $173 for the expected weight he will be at 12-13 months when we plan to have it done. But since Zeke is a cryptorchid, we add $100 for the cavity search (my term, lol). So, $273 for us.

This is good to know. I am having Maverick neutered in May and he is also cryptorchid. They will be searching for two little nuggets. Poor boy. :(
 

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Hmmm, our boy is 56 pounds and one year old and the vet just quoted us $700?! I was a bit surprised, but now that I've read this thread I am shocked! Granted, I live in a pretty expensive city but geezz!! Guess I will shop around a bit!

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Holy smokes you guys pay alot for a neuter. I last dog I had neutered that I [paid full price for was 80$. I got Secret ( one of the found pups done for 15$ I had already had all his shots done 3x so that was taken care but even those I paid a total of 36$ per pup. Solo was spayed and I paid 103$ for that. Had a kitty neuter not long ago and it was only 65$ that included his shots too.
 

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Holy smokes you guys pay alot for a neuter. I last dog I had neutered that I [paid full price for was 80$. I got Secret ( one of the found pups done for 15$ I had already had all his shots done 3x so that was taken care but even those I paid a total of 36$ per pup. Solo was spayed and I paid 103$ for that. Had a kitty neuter not long ago and it was only 65$ that included his shots too.
Is that through your regular vet (with all the pre-surgery checks, fluids, monitors, etc) or through the humane society...?

We paid $100 something for our kitty to be neutered. That's a boy kitty, easy neutering since everything was out. Through our regular vet.

My sister and her boyfriend paid $20 for their female cat to be spayed. That was through a group. I have no idea what was included with that surgery though.

Personally speaking - any surgery that requires my dogs or even the cat to be put under anisthetic needs to be done through my regular vet or somebody I trust.

Things like microchips? I'll shop around. <- I'm planning to take pup in tomorrow to have a chip put in by the humane society.
 

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Secret was neuter through Kindest Cuts http://www.kindestcutmn.com/. He did really well I did bring him home before they wanted me too but since I worked for a vet for over 12yrs I knew what I was talking about and I knew I could care for him just fine. Yes the spays and the kitty neuter were done by my vet ( he trying to retire he is 75yrs old) He has trouble saying no when people call him so he still sees patients. He is a great vet and I will truely miss him when he does fully retire.
 

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I just scheduled Yuki's neuter for January 2nd. He will be a few days over one year old and weighs 73 pounds. The cost for the neutering in DC with all the bells and whistles (minus an e collar which I'm buying myself) will be -are you ready for this?- $618.00!!! I hate DC prices - everything is outrageously expensive here. Sure wish we could move back to the Midwest!
 

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I just scheduled Yuki's neuter for January 2nd. He will be a few days over one year old and weighs 73 pounds. The cost for the neutering in DC with all the bells and whistles (minus an e collar which I'm buying myself) will be -are you ready for this?- $618.00!!! I hate DC prices - everything is outrageously expensive here. Sure wish we could move back to the Midwest!
Make a trip over the bay bridge and see us in DE then! Im sorry some of these prices are bordering on price gouging IMHO. At my vet where i work, dog neuter maybe starting at $150-230 and dog spaying starts $220-320. Cat neuter between $85-100 and cat spay between $150-200.
 

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We have tons of free-to-low-cost spay and neuter programs over here. I have yet to use one because all my animals are rescues and snipped prior to coming home. Perhaps, they have something similar in your area.


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I always use my local spay and neuter clinic, she has been running it for over 25 years and is the one everyone recommends and almost every rescue uses her. That said I go to her and have for all of those 25 years because she is that good. Check around and if you do have one near you ask for references to make sure the one you pick is very reputable. The cost is lower there as it is usually all they do and they don't have a huge equipment overhead to pay for. Mine will not do dogs over a certain age and if she suspects any health problems she refers them to a regular vet.
 

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I always use my local spay and neuter clinic, she has been running it for over 25 years and is the one everyone recommends and almost every rescue uses her. That said I go to her and have for all of those 25 years because she is that good. Check around and if you do have one near you ask for references to make sure the one you pick is very reputable. The cost is lower there as it is usually all they do and they don't have a huge equipment overhead to pay for.
I'm really glad you wrote this because a lot of people have misconceptions of spay/neuter clinics. They think the care and actual procedure are sub par because it's less expensive. I know it all depends on the vets performing the surgery, but generally, they've been doing it for years and are extremely good. Most do juvenile spays and neuters and there aren't that many vets in regular practice that feel comfortable doing those. Doesn't it make sense to want someone to do the surgery if that's all they do...all day every day?

I worked for two years in a low cost spay/neuter clinic, (it was affiliated with our local SPCA), and the vet there was a phenomenal surgeon. We had people come in with dogs in heat...no problem, pyometra...no problem, cryptorchidism...no problem. We did surgery on all the shelter dogs in the area and a lot were old and had health issues.

Seriously, he was that good. And...we did a ton of rabbits and anyone in the vet field knows how difficult and risky it is to work on rabbits. We also offered blood work, fluids, heart monitor, pain meds, and a tech was with the dog as the procedure was being performed and while they were coming out of the anesthesia.

So, don't think that just because it's less expensive, it's not quality. Look into those low cost clinics, find out about the vet performing the surgeries and make an informed decision.
 

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People come to this spay clinic from all over, I would go to her in a minute if she went full service.I do have a full service vet but, I actually will take my dogs there for all their shots, when I have to have one put down ears, Sparkles allergies all the small stuff. When I had to put Rainie down I was sitting with her in the back of my van having a good cry and she came out climbed in the back with me so she could put her down with while she laid with her head in my lap. Ask other dog people in your neck of the woods as they are the best judge and will tell you reviews good and bad of those that are in your area. But ours has become basically a specialist and I have been there in her office when she has gotten calls from other vets for difficult spay or neuter situations.
Worth a check.
 
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