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Old 10-05-2004, 03:28 AM
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O.k. you experts. Today I called the vet I had a consultation with about taking Barbie in to have her spayed. Blood work 59.00, Spaying 250.00, something else 196.00, then 40 to 70 dollars for anesthesia. That's almost $600.00 . I called my regular vet and it's 131.00 flat rate. What you guys think? I don't want to be a cheapo for something like this, but I have her scheduled for my regular vet on Thursday (the 131.00), they have done the Yorkies I had. I would sure appreciate your imput. thanks.
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Old 10-05-2004, 03:38 AM
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WOW, $600 sounds a bit high...I thought that the last surgery that I had was high (Riley had his hernia repaired)-it cost $250. What I really hated was when the vet told me it was only a 15 minute procedure...Yow ...I would like to make that kind of money...maybe I am in the wrong profession. :P
If it were me I would have my regular vet do the spay, they know you and you know them. And it is less than one-third of the other vet...Don't they all take the same care, use the same anesthesia, use the same stitches, etc. But I guess, if you have a new building, a lot of people on staff, it adds up and someone has to foot the bill.
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Old 10-05-2004, 03:48 AM
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In FL, neuters are usually about $90 and spays are usually around $130 plus $40 for bloodwork which is optional if they are under 7 years old. I think $600 is way too much. Usually the anesthesia price is wrapped into the total price.
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That sounds ridiculously high. I called around for my sister's dog and around here they give a flat fee and then and $10 more per 10 pounds. The flat fees are between $50.00-$120.00 for up to 50 pounds and $20-$30 more if they are in heat. I guess it just matters where you go. I'd go with the $131.00.
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Old 10-05-2004, 03:24 PM
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they are charging us $89 for zoey because they go by weight.

we didn't ask how much the anesthesia or blood work is though. and she might have to have 2 canine teeth pulled too... which is extra.

$600.... i cannot believe that. that is just an insane amount of money to spay such a tiny dog!!!
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Old 10-05-2004, 06:02 PM
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I just had Lola Spayed yesterday. My grand total was $230.00

She was spayed
She got her last set of shots(and rabies w/tag)
She got Heartworm medicine for 6 months
She got microchiped
She also had a bump on her head that they had to scrape and anylize(it was nothing, just a bump from something)

Hope this helps.
I will also tell you that I had my last dog spayed at the Humane Society for $40 and that included a microchip. (they also ask for a donation, but it isn't required) I didn't go this route this time, because it is too far away from my house.
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Wow you guys! thanks for the info.

I called a neighbor and talked to her about it too. She said 600 was criminal and that he was taking advantage of those that love their dogs. I made an appointment for next week. I just didn't want to be a cheap skate when it comes to Barbie.

How is little Lola? Is she doing good? Give her kisses from us.
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I just took Ginger into the vet today

Spay (including all blood tests, pus-ox, anestesia, and post op meds) $190.00
Microchip: $38.00
Dental(including floride treatment, cleaning, and extraction of leftover baby teeth): $50.00

So after ALL of that it will probably be around $300.00 give or take, but thats after ALL of the above. Just a spay is around $200 and that includes all the bloodwork, the monitoring during the surgery, any pain meds, and the anestisia. Any post op appointments are free and they use disovable stitches that are internal (yay!)

My costs is half of your and I am getting the works done. Find another vet Just make sure you ask questions like "are all the pre-op tests included", etc.....

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