April 12th, 2006, 02:35 PM
I just booked Maika's spay for next week... approximated her weight to be around 50 lbs (perhaps a tad more). She will be 6 months old next Monday. The vet quoted me $198 plus tax. Is this in the normal range? seems a bit expensive to me... of course she's worth it, just never had a dog spayed before so hence the question.
oh and they said i could stay with her while they sedated, so she's not out of her comfort zone... and they will call when she wakes up so I can bring her home right away... my poor baby!
April 12th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Harley was neutered, which is cheaper, at 98lbs, and he cost 225 plus tax. So seems like a normal price range to me. Remember trust your vet...I paid more but I trust my clinic, I was offered to do it 100 less, but did not trust the clinic
April 12th, 2006, 04:27 PM
I believe that is very reasonable,does it include pre-op bloodwork,or is that not needed?
Maika is absolutely adorable,I am sure she'll be fine:thumbs up
April 12th, 2006, 05:24 PM
Sounds quite reasonable to me. Just be glad you don't live in Toronto - you'd need to take out a second mortgage!:eek:
April 12th, 2006, 06:04 PM
She is absolutely gorgeous. Look at those paws (I have a paw fetish lol).
April 12th, 2006, 07:05 PM
awee thanks guys! she is blushing from the compliments, LOL! She was at the vets last month for final vaccinations, a complete exam, and a microchip: the vet says no pre-op bloodwork necessary, she's in splendid health... so yeah, just the spay. :) is it normal to be so nervous??? :o
April 12th, 2006, 07:09 PM
Totally normal and you'll be - I'm mean - she'll be fine !!:love: :pawprint: :love: Good wishes from Bridie, Ceili and Declan !!
April 12th, 2006, 07:12 PM
again, maika says THANK YOU for the info & well wishes!! and her mom, well, she'll just have to get over it right? LOL
April 12th, 2006, 11:53 PM
Jemma was $125 at about 40 lbs. I don't know how good the vet was though (he might have been a cheapie hack vet).
It goes by weight. Boo was 75lbs and was $180, and spays are more expensive than that.