How much did you pay your small female dog to be spayed ?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Uhh, the $233 sounds about right, I don’t see how you’re paying 40% taxes though???

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@DiamondnLovey:  If you go somewhere that is just for house pets, you’re going to be paying more. I went to a large animal vet and it was $90. My dog was 6 months ~24 lbs. I got quoted for 250 a few places. They say they’ll keep her for a few hours, brush her hair, trim her nails, give you the pain meds. They over sell it.

I went to a large animal vet (horses, cows, also dogs and cats) and they charged me $90 for the spay. They were very professional and took great care of her. I picked her up right after and they said I could buy pain meds for $20. I did, but she didn’t really need them. I gave her one out of the whole bottle just to make her drowsy. She kept wanting to play and I was worried she’d tear her stitches.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We had our dog fixed about 5 years ago and it was around $250. I think it depends on their size/weight.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I had my chihuahuas spayed and it was $95 each including tax. 

 

We have an amazing mobile vet up here and I was a bit apprehensive at first.  Once I went inside the mobile clinic I was very impressed.  It was very clean and the vet was so friendly.  I dropped them off at 9 am and picked them up at noon.  You could barely even see the incision. I had a hard time keeping them still afterwards, they wanted to play!

ETA: They were both 2 pounds each when it was done.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Our younger Yorkie is 5, and we paid $430 but we also had her teeth cleaned and had her microchipped while she was under. The spay alone was $310 I believe.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We definitely paid more than that, but not a penny over the quoted cost. I’ve actually never heard of anyone paying more than the vet quoted, and we always get a very precise itemized quote beforehand and itemized receipt after the fact. Just talk to your vet, ask for the full breakdown of costs, and find out what sort of unexpected charges are possible if something goes wrong. It’ll get you much further than speculating. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@DiamondnLovey:  I just noticed that you put “small” in your question lol I don’t remember how heavy our dog was at the time but she’s not a small breed.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My dog was spayed when I got her, but I know the animal shelter I used to volunteer at had a clinic where they charged about $150 to the public (US dollar in case youre from elsewhere).  This was considered a low cost clinic, and they said most vets in this area charged between $200-300 for the operation, sometimes more for follow up meds.  I do live in a large urban area so are vets are overpriced for the most part.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We spayed our little girl for around $175 ish (maybe a tad less).  The adoption place also reimbursed us $75 (their incentive to get people to fix their pets).

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We paid about $450 fo spaying and microchipping…probably between 400 and 450.

Lu was about 2.5 pounds when she was spayed; we waited a bit longer than the 6-month mark just so she would be a little bigger! (She’s about 3 pounds now that she’s almost 1 year)

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@DiamondnLovey:  It’s definitely a good idea to plan for unexpected costs in general when it comes to pets, but hopefully in this case you won’t have to pay as much as $400 when they quoted you $325. It really doesn’t seem like it would be in their best interest to misrepresent charges if people end up being unable to pay them. 

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