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1poormom
July 29th, 2008, 08:55 PM
My male pom is due to be fixed next week because he was born with only one testicle. My question is can a dog with one testicle impregnate a female? I was keeping him separated from my female since she is in heat, but one of my kids left them out of the kennels, and guess what? I came home and found them hooked together. Any idea what the chances are that she may be pregnant?:

Masha
July 29th, 2008, 09:17 PM
A dog that was born with one testicle can still impregnate....

14+kitties
July 29th, 2008, 09:21 PM
Yes, a great big huge chance!!!

mona_b
July 29th, 2008, 09:31 PM
If I recall,yes they can.And a dog with one testie should never be bred.My suggestion,get "her" done first asap.

I have a question.Your dog has one testie,I'm assuming the other didn't drop.If it hasn't,and is still in the spot,it can cause a tumar called cellular sertoli.Talk to your vet about that.

good luck.

Hogansma
July 29th, 2008, 09:58 PM
Yes he can! All it takes is one tiny little sperm. Please get them both fixed ASAP.:sad:

1poormom
July 29th, 2008, 10:06 PM
He is being snipped next week as scheduled.

mona_b
July 29th, 2008, 10:14 PM
What about her?..Can you not get her in also?

1poormom
July 29th, 2008, 10:54 PM
I lost my summer job and can only afford him at the time. I teach during the school year, both day and evening school, and then in the summer I try to teach summer school. With the economy the way it is not very many people signed their kids up for summer school so I was let go. It is $270 a class. It will take me a couple of months to get the money together for her once school starts up again.

luckypenny
July 29th, 2008, 10:59 PM
Would you consider getting your female done before your male. I hate to tell you but, care for a pregnant dog and her puppies are going to cost a lot more than his neuter. And what if something goes wrong with the pregnancy? There have been several horror stories here lately about similar situations. We'd hate to hear about another one in a few months time :sad: .

:fingerscr that you can, and are able, to make the right decision. Good luck.

sugarcatmom
July 30th, 2008, 12:21 AM
Perhaps there are some low-cost spay/neuter options in your area that you can look into. Like luckypenny said, a litter of puppies is going to cost you way more in the long run.

Here's some info for you: http://www.neuterspay.org/

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Humane Society of Baltimore County
1601 Nicodemus Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Baltimore
Phone: 410-833-8848 shelter; 410-833-4480 s/n clinic
URL: http://www.hsbcanimals.org/hours_of_operation.htm
Email: mailto:hsbcanimals@annapolis.net
Male Cat Neuter $ 25 Female Cat Spay $ 35

Male Dog Neuter $ 45-50 Female Dog Spay $ 65-85 varies by weight

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Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
4101 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, MD 22304
Alexandria
Phone: 703-838-4774
URL: http://www.alexandriaanimals.org/~awla/certificate.cfm
Email: staff@alexandriaanimals.org
Spay/Neuter Certificates:
Depending on the size and sex of the animal, and the veterinarian you choose, fees are generally $50 - $150. The certificate covers only the spay or neuter surgery. Reduced-cost spay/neuter is available to everyone. There are no income restrictions.

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The Maryland SPCA
3300 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
Baltimore
Phone: 410-235-8826
URL: http://www.mdspca.org/spay_neuter/neuter_certificates.shtml
Email:
Discount certificates good at participating vet clinics (spay/neuter fees only; contact vet's for vaccination or other costs):

Cats
Spay: $43
Neuter: $28

Dogs
Spay: $58
Neuter: $43

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The Maryland SPCA Spay Neuter Program
3300 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
Baltimore County
Phone: (410) 235-8826
URL: http://www.mdspca.org/spay_neuter/neuter_certificates.shtml
Email:
Animals not adopted from the SPCA can receive their spay or neuter surgery at reduced rates by purchasing a certificate (by mail or in person) from us and redeeming it at a participating veterinary clinic. See website for more information.

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SPCA/HS of Prince George’s County
PO Box 925
Bowie, MD 20718
Prince George's
Phone: 301.262.5625; for appointment, 1-800-270-5758
URL: http://www.pgspca.org/clinic/
Email: info@pgspca.org
CATS

Neuter (male) $25
Spay (female) $40
DOGS (Based on weight)

< 6 months, < 25 lbs male: $40 female: $50
> 6 months, < 25 lbs male: $50 female: $60
26 - 50 lbs male: $60 female: $70
51 - 75 lbs male: $70 female: $80
76 - 100 lbs male: $80 female: $90
101 - 110 lbs male: $90 female: $100
111 - 125 lbs male: $100 female: $110
126 - 135 lbs male: $110 female: $120

Vaccinations, testing, other basic services available on day of surgery. Call 1-800-1-800-270-5758

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The Lucky Ones Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic
30450 Potomac Way
Charlotte Hall, MD 20662
Charles
Phone: 301-884-2850
URL: http://www.luckyones.com/clinic.htm
Email: LuckyOnesClinic@yahoo.com
Cats:
Spay $60
Neuter $40

Dogs:
Spay
under 6 months $70-$ 80 depending on weight
over 6 months $80-$300 (30# to 150#+)
Neuter
under 6 months $60-$ 70
over 6 months $70-$160 (30# to 150#+)

Vaccinations are available; some additional charges may apply. See website for specifics.

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Cecil County SPCA Petcare Wellness Clinic
3272 Augustine Herman Hwy
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
Cecil
Phone: 410-885-2342 for information ; 410-398-9555 SPCA office
URL: http://www.cecilcountyspca.org/clinic.html
Email: mailto:cecilcountyspca@verizon.net
low-cost spay/neuter, vaccination and testing services available. Call for more information.

Ph: 410-885-2687 Fax: 410-885-2910

3280 AUGUSTINE HERMAN HWY.

P.O. BOX 665 CHESAPEAKE CITY MD. 21915

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Animal Welfare Society
8556 Davis Road
Columbia, MD 21045
Howard
Phone: 410-465-4350
URL: http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/MD74.html
Email:
The Animal Welfare Society is primarily a low cost spay and neuter center. To obtain our services, please make an appointment by calling 410-465-4350.

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Talbot County Humane Society
7894 Ocean Gateway PO Box 1143
Easton, MD 21601
Talbot
Phone: 410-822-0107
URL: http://www.talbothumane.org/spayneuterprogram.htm
Email: tchs@friend.ly.net
Feral Cats: The Humane Society covers the costs to spay and neuter each cat but does ask the caretaker to contribute a donation.

Also provide low-cost spay and neuter services for pets of lower-income families, including senior citizens.

Spay/neuter clinics will be held monthly.

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Animal Advocates of Howard County
PO Box 1403
Ellicott City, MD 21041
Howard
Phone: 410.880.2488
URL: http://www.animal-advocates.org/dynapage/display?PageID=623
Email: aadvocates@hotmail.com
FREE SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM: Our FREE program is available to people who
meet certain income requirements: see website for details.

REDUCED COST SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAMS: If you do not meet the requirements for our free program, you can still have your pet spayed or neutered at a reduced cost. There is no income requirement for the reduced cost programs. For more infomation, please call 410-880-2488, choose option 2 and leave the following information: Your name Your full mailing address and phone number Information on your pet - PLEASE include type of pet (dog or cat), sex and age. This information will be mailed to you within 2-5 business days.

NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS. OPEN TO ALL.

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Quick Fix (Frederick County Humane Society)
5712 D Industry Lane
Frederick, MD 21704
Frederick
Phone: 301-694-8300
URL: http://www.fchs.org/quickfix.htm
Email: info@fchs.org
annual February campaign to neuter cats at participating vets for only $15.

see website for current year's dates and vets.

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Frederick County Humane Society
5712 D Industry Lane
Frederick, MD 21704
Frederick
Phone: 301-694-8300
URL: http://www.fchs.org/
Email: info@fchs.org
Subsidized Spay/Neuter programs -- Pet Overpopulation Prevention (POP)
available year-round for low-income Frederick county residents.

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St. Mary's Animal Welfare League
P.O. Box 364
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
St Mary's
Phone: 301-373-5659
URL: http://www.smawl.org/
Email: information@smawl.org
Low-cost S/N services: Cost for these services will vary between each participant. Grant money for spaying/neutering of pets is available for eligible applicants. Please call 301-373-5659 for more information.

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PreventALitter Veterinary Hospital
3421 W. Cary Street
Richmond, MD 23221
Richmond
Phone: 804-359-MEOW (6369)
URL: http://www.preventalitter.org/surgicalprocedures.htm
Email: carycats@erols.com
Cats:
Neuter--$25
Spay --$35
Dogs

Under 40 lbs. Neuter: $35
Spay: $45
Over 40 lbs. Neuter: $50
Spay: $60

*Additional charges apply for cryptorchid (undescended testicles), female dogs in heat or pregnant and for pregnant cats.

Low-cost vaccines, testing also available.

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Montgomery County Humane Society
14645 Rothgeb Dr
Rockville, MD 20850
Montgomery
Phone: 240- 773-5960
URL: http://www.mchumane.org/spayneuter.html
Email: mchumane@comcast.net
Low Cost Spay Neuter Program for animals NOT adopted from MCHS:

The Low Cost Spay Neuter Program is available to residents of Montgomery County, Maryland. Costs are based upon your family's income. See website for details and application instructions.

If you wish to apply for a subsidy, please contact our office (240)773-5960 for a Subsidy Application.

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Humane Society of Charles County
PO Box 1015
Waldorf, MD 20604-1015
Charles
Phone: 301 645-8181
URL: http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/mbs/gookin_file2.pdf
Email: http://www.humanesocietycc.org/mailform.html
Low-cost spay/neuter program based upon yearly income, at participating vets'. Call or visit website for more information. Additional charges may be incurred for specific conditions, or if vaccinations are needed.

Cats: (up to $45,000 yearly income)
Spay $24 to $29
Neuter $18 to $20

Dogs: (up to $45,000 yearly income)
Spay $30 to $40
Neuter $28 to $33

over $45,000 yearly income: $10-off discount certificate

luckypenny
July 30th, 2008, 12:29 AM
Wow, fantastic research and help sugarcatmom :thumbs up .

1poormom
July 30th, 2008, 01:53 AM
Thanks for all of the information. I didn't even know of all of these low cost options available.

Love4himies
July 30th, 2008, 07:56 AM
Yes, a litter of babies can cost a lot of money. I would get her spayed first. Puppies and kittens can't wait for an open vet so if they get sick, it will mean an emergency vet visit.

14+kitties
July 30th, 2008, 07:58 AM
Look at all of the incentives the US has for s/n animals!! I did some searching yesterday too for another member. Now why can't Canada come up with that?

ancientgirl
July 30th, 2008, 09:06 AM
SCM, that's some excellent information.

I think it would be best to certainly get your female spayed first, then your male. Unless you can take them to one of the low cost centers SCM posted, then you can have them both done at once, which is an even better idea because they will both be recovering at the same time and be less active, so one won't be bothering the other.

Love4himies
July 30th, 2008, 09:11 AM
Look at all of the incentives the US has for s/n animals!! I did some searching yesterday too for another member. Now why can't Canada come up with that?

Canada is so busy giving into the children, there is no money left for the animals.

I had an interesting conversation with a director of the local Humane Society about Vets and them volunteering their time for HS. Apparently it is not acceptable amongst the vet community to "give" to the shelters, even for spaying/neutering to keep the animal population in check. Very disturbing to know that these people are trained to help animals, but are not there for those who need it the most.:sad:

ancientgirl
July 30th, 2008, 09:38 AM
Canada is so busy giving into the children, there is no money left for the animals.

I had an interesting conversation with a director of the local Humane Society about Vets and them volunteering their time for HS. Apparently it is not acceptable amongst the vet community to "give" to the shelters, even for spaying/neutering to keep the animal population in check. Very disturbing to know that these people are trained to help animals, but are not there for those who need it the most.:sad:

That's unbelievable. The reason these animals are out there is because of irresponsible people. As a person they should at the very least feel a certain sense of responsibility, and as a vet they should use their knowledge and skill to help these animals.

My vets office gives and also accept certificates from "The Cat Network" for spaying and neutering. That's what my vet was going to do for me with Czarina. Had she needed to be spayed, it would only have cost me $0-25, depending on the certificate they had on hand.

It's not a long procedure. I've seen those shows on Animal Planet where the Humane Society has sent mobile units to houses where the people have too many dogs or cats, and they are very quick. It's not like they would be giving up so much of their time.

That's what has always made me so angry with the medical industry. Don't you become a doctor, be it human or animal because you are a compassionate person that wants to help? I get that medical school costs money and they have to pay back loans and stuff, but I just don't know. I couldn't just do something like being a doctor and just do it for money, you have to want to help and ease pain and suffering. There has to be some internal satisfaction that isn't monetary that makes you want a career like that.

Bah, sorry for the rant.

14+kitties
July 30th, 2008, 10:04 AM
Canada is so busy giving into the children, there is no money left for the animals.

I had an interesting conversation with a director of the local Humane Society about Vets and them volunteering their time for HS. Apparently it is not acceptable amongst the vet community to "give" to the shelters, even for spaying/neutering to keep the animal population in check. Very disturbing to know that these people are trained to help animals, but are not there for those who need it the most.:sad:


Yes, and children are important too.
That's what is so nice about the rescue I work through. The money I pay covers the nueturing, first needles, rabies, and revolution. Well worth it for the hour and a half drive each way. The vets do the reduced rate but they do so many in a day they are still making good money. :shrug: I know from a conversation I have had with the assistants that they work with many rescues, not just TCR. That is great! We need more like them.

14+kitties
July 30th, 2008, 10:06 AM
SS 1poormom. We seem to have threadjacked big time! :o

mona_b
July 30th, 2008, 09:48 PM
I agree with the others.If she is pregnant,it will cost you a heck of alot more.Especially if there are complications with her.

As others have suggested,have her done first.Explain to your vet what happened.Let them know you don't want puppies.

By the way,how old are they?

Guinness' mom
July 31st, 2008, 07:08 AM
1poormom.....give us an update on what happens would love to hear how it goes....
It was a shock to me when I got my dog how much things had changed with costs on neutering. I had not had a dog for 2.5 years and my previous dog was born in 93. I had the fortune of having an "old school vet" that worked very long hours and charged a heck of a lot less. He unfortuately pass away. And I have yet to find a vet I am comfortable with or completely trust. :frustrated:

Hogansma
August 1st, 2008, 02:10 PM
Sorry to hear about losing the summer job. Have you thought of taking a different job for a week or two to pay for the spaying? Maybe charge the spaying and get a temp job to pay it off. Caring for a preganant mother and then pups is hugely expensive, time consuming and hard on the mother dog.