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My boys are scheduled for castration in the near future. When I made the appointment, the office went over some of the charges with me. One has a small hernia that will be taken care of at the same time. They also suggested pre op blood work and micro chipping of both while they are under anesthesia. This of course is times two. I obtained my boys from a very reputable breeder who does all the health checks and certifications on her dogs at the Ohio State University. She also shows her pups so she is selective in her breeding. The vet suggested the pre op blood work and I am wondering what you think. That alone will add an additional $100 dollars to that day. I know I could likely get all these procedures done a little less expensive somewhere else but I know people who have had trouble after a "discount" procedure and in the end cost them more having to go back to our vet. Hope that makes sense. Anyway do I need to do the blood work? Have you had an experience with this or do you know that this breed is susceptible to difficulties while under anesthesia? They said the blood work gives them a look at how the organs are functioning. Also does anyone have an opinion on micro chipping. Any bad side effects like infection or rejection? Thanks for the help. I am new to this forum and loving it.
Trudy, mom to Einstein,Watson and Griffin too!