Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Snohomish, WA
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Marley had his last set of shots yesterday and while I was at the vet's office I asked about more info for the neutering. They had recommended doing it at 6 months (Marley is 4 months now), so I want to get ready.
They quoted me $385.....I guess that comes with a pre-op visit where they make a customized anestesia profile for your dog, they keep him over night with 24 hour care etc. etc.
It's not just the price tag that is making me question this, but I really don't think I want him gone over night unless that is common procedure...he hates being away from me and the rest of the family and having the procedure done is stressful enough...
Soooo... are there different methods out there for the neutering? I mean - anyone picking up a $100 dog from the pound surely isn't going to fork over almost $400 and there they always made it sound like it's no big deal....this sounds like they are making it a huge thing at my vet's office.
Are there different kinds of anestesia, recommended, not recommended?
I did a search, but couldn't find details on the operation part, but if there are previous threads, please guide me there!!