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Old 12-09-2012, 11:43 PM
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Hello I had a question about neutering. The city is enforcing that I either pay the intact permit fee annually for my 6 year old male chihuahua named Plum. Or I will have to neuter him. I am a college student full time for Paramedic and I do not have much money to spare. The low income place said they do not use monitors while the dogs are under and they do not recommend I take him there because of his age. Do any of you know of programs that could help with the price of neutering? I called a full service vet and they want just under 500 dollars to do the surgery there, though I do not have that kind of money! Have any of you had this experience? I am worried about it, Plum is very near and dear to my heart and I couldn't imagine something happening to him! Thank you all! -Jacqueline Attachment 8673


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Welcome to CP Jacqueline i'm in uk so i can't help you
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When I was looking for low cost places to spay my puppy I did a lot of calling around and searching on google for low cost spay +zip code. Have you tried calling the Spca or the local animal shelter in your area? I know here they have low cost options through them but not sure how safe it would be for an older dog. Their prices were around $80-$103 depending on where I went. Our county even has a free spay/neuter program but there is a long wait list due to funding if you can even qualify.
When you call around to vets ask what their prices include. My first quote from the vet was $300 with all the extras they put into a wellness package. Considering she'd already had all the tests in the wellness package done it drastically dropped the price on her spay not needing it. Her final bill was $130.80 with metacam at home for 3 days for pain and an e-collar just in case she did need it.
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There are low cost spay and neuter clinics around the country. Here is one place to start searching.

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Thanks guys! Ya I'm going to call around, I may just pay the intact fee and save for the safer neutering option.


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My regular vet did Percy's neuter for 115$ so I'd call around.

Surprised to hear the low-cost clinic doesn't use any form of monitoring. Can't even think of an excuse for that.
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Humane societies neuter old dogs all the time. Was the low cost place you called a humane society or just a low cost clinic? I would call humane societies around and see how much they charge and what their policies are. If you post your metropolitan area, maybe someone from that area can help you.


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I can't help as I'm in the UK but I just wanted to say welcome and that I hope you find a good option for you and Plum.
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