Has any one got their pet spayed/Neutered at a spca clinic?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@DiamondnLovey:  Two of our cats were spayed/neutered at the SPCA as kittens before we officially adopted them. Our shelter does more spay/neuter surgeries per week than most vet’s offices, and most of the vets who perform the shelter surgeries work at regular vet’s offices normally and just volunteer some of their time at the shelter, so I think the difference is extremely minimal.

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I’m curious as well.  Our puppy is only 4 months old, but in the new year I want to get him neutered & was wondering why the price difference is so drastic! 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@DiamondnLovey:  I paid to have my kitten neutered at the local SPCA.  It was very inexpensive compared to standard vet offices and the service was great.  They even offered pain meds for after the surgery.

The SPCA exists to control the pet population so spaying and neutering is one of their most common services.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Firstly, the sooner you have her spayed, the less painful it is and the better for her health… so it’s great that you are thinking about this! This is why many people recommend a paediatric spay/neuter… even though it is too late for that in your case.

If she is 2 and has only had her first shots then she will probably need a full course starting from scratch, because the full course of shots is required, close together, in order to be effective. A single shot doesn’t count for anything if there is a gap between it and the booster. So, depending on when she had her first shots done, you may need to start from scratch on her course of vaccinations. The vet should advise you on this.

I say go for it! That’s what these charities exist for, after all. If they are offering free treatment then I would take it for sure!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@DiamondnLovey:  my vet isn’t keeping my kitten overnight and I don’t think my dog was kept overnight when she got fixed last year. It’s pretty routine now. My sister got her cat done at the SPCA and said she wishes she would have spent the extra money. I don’t know if its the SPCA in general or just the one she went to, but they were definitely no frills. its different for a cat but they didn’t check for feline leukemia before administering anesthesia which would have killed her cat. They also didn’t have pain killers for after and the kitten cried for a day straight. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I got my cat spayed in a mobile spay/neuter wagon (It’s called the spay waggin’ and is run by the Animal Rescue League of Boston).  They were great and didn’t cost an arm and a leg!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Animals are generally not kept over night for a spay or neuter. I can’t see any reason it wouldn’t be ok to use the SPCA vet if it is cheaper.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We took our 6 mo old puppy to the SPCA to have him neutered. This was 5 years ago and he came home that afternoon. We had an excellent experience and ours was actually free because they have a sliding rate scale for payments and I did not make vey much money back then. Anyways, our “puppy” will be 6 on Thanksgiving And I do recommend the SPCA. 

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@DiamondnLovey:  OK. I strongly suspect that you will need to start from scratch, in that case.

You are doing the right thing by her. Good luck with it!

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