Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Northern Virginia
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More Neuter Questions
I took Maccabee to the vet yesterday because he had been coughing and sneezing, and yesterday I thought his breathing sounded raspy. Of course when he got to the vet, he was a perfectly happy, perfectly healthy puppy! The vet said if I hadn't told him the history, he would not have suspected a thing.
While I was there, I got an estimate for his neuter surgery:
*Subcutaneous Fluids (pre-surgery): $38.63
*Pre-Anesthetic Blood Screen: $73.15
*Pre-Anesthetic ECG: $60.27
* = Optional
Does this look reasonable? Would you do everything, or is there anything listed that you'd skip?
Maccabee's permanent teeth are coming in, but many of the baby teeth have not fallen out (i.e., he has two sets of canine teeth), so the vet wants to pull the baby teeth while he is under anesthesia.
One interesting note: the tech told me that their neuter patients generally don't go home with a cone. The vet does two sets of internal sutures and uses glue on the outside, rather than external stitches. My daughter had her chin glued at the ER a couple years ago and it healed beautifully, so I'm not at all worried about that. And, no external stitches generally menas a more comfortable recovery.
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