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post #1 of 85 (permalink) Old 02-28-2009, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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Heath is now six months old and is going to be snipped or neutered (as we euphemistically refer to castration on this forum, LOL !)next Tuesday. I ordered a bite-not collar from dog.com, and hope he will be able to use it instead of the awful E collar.

The "snipper" is our newly minted young vet, who used to be my daughter's high school classmate and friend. I'm afraid to ask if she's done this before! But she went to one of the best vet schools in the country, so hopefully is a pro already. I called the office and asked the price~~can you believe it~~the answer was $469, for a 7 lb puppy!! I didn't see that one coming!

I'm not too worried about the Heathbar. He is such a sturdy little guy, so adaptable, so expecting he'll have a smooth recovery. He's already starting to lift his leg, hump Biscuit (very comical, because he doesn't really know how to do it, he humps his back) and growl at other dogs~~which is all very funny cause he's just still this cute little puppy. So guess it's time.

I've been so busy planning my daughter's wedding that I've totally stopped taking pix of Heath & Biscuit. . .will have to take some soon. They are having a wonderful time as brothers. I love having 2 Havs. . .

and HEATH-Y, TOO !

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Wishing Heath a quick recovery. I'd love to see pictures when you have time. Sounds like they are just doing wonderful together.

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Good luck and speedy recovery for Heath. I will be following your post, we will be behind you in a couple of months.

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$469 for a simple neuter??? That seems ridiculously high, even for California. I would call around just to check price at other vets and ask why it is so high for such a routine procedure. Just my opinion.
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Awww, poor Heath! Hope all goes well on Tuesday, he'll be so happy to see you when you pick him up.

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Hope Heath's snip goes well.
When Chico was neutered, we hardly noticed a difference. The recovery was easy. We didn't need any special collar.
When Cali was spayed a year ago, all she needed was a onesie. She recovered very easily.

Sounds like you are well prepared with the bite-not collar.
The cost seems a little high, but you are in a pricey area of the country.

Now, about your daughter's wedding, have fun with all the activities and planning. And we really want to see pictures!
Are your "boys" going to be part of the ceremony?

Chico, Cali, and Finnegan
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Wishing Heath a healthy and speedy healing and recovery!

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Best wishes Heath!

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Speedy recovery Heath! PS: I have never heard of a pricey routine neuter procedure like this. Are they suturing with a gold thread and embellish the wound with Swarovski stones?!

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Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Heath.

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