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Price of Dog Spay

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Emma Kuma, May 21, 2010.

  1. Emma Kuma

    Emma Kuma PetForums Member

    Mar 20, 2010
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    Thinking of getting my little bear done, was wondering prices etc & also pro's and con's of getting it done.

    Vets said if i get it done before first season then she could be incontinent and if i get it done after then theres a risk of tumours :( neither sound nice!

    Thanks x
  2. SpringerHusky

    SpringerHusky PetForums VIP

    Nov 6, 2008
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    Different vets charge different prices so best ring around, Cheapest I got for Maya was £169 (although she's an adult dog). Good luck :D
  3. michaelasi

    michaelasi PetForums VIP

    Oct 29, 2009
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    risk of tumors will bloody be even if she is even if she is not spayed. I so detest the vets who try to sell things just for a bloody quick quid.

    wait let kuma have her first season , that would mature her so much , wait till she has first season and 3 months later have her done .

    The vets fees depends from a vet to another , mine charges under 31 kilos 135 , above 31 kilos 150 ish ...
  4. Sleeping_Lion

    Sleeping_Lion Banned

    Mar 19, 2009
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    It's an easier operation for an immature bitch, which is one reason vets push it. Personally, I'd never spay an immature bitch without a very good reason to do so, if she were my girl, I'd let her mature, have two or three seasons first, at the very least one.
  5. Sarahnorris

    Sarahnorris Banned

    Dec 1, 2008
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    i feel the same.
  6. catz4m8z

    catz4m8z PetForums VIP

    Aug 27, 2008
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    Every season they have increases their risk of cancer. I went for the one season then spay option with mine. That way the risk of tumors isnt greatly increased and you can be sure they are fully mtaure.
  7. Phoenix&Charlie'sMum

    Phoenix&Charlie'sMum PetForums VIP

    Oct 12, 2009
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    You'd be best to contact SpayWatch, they find the cheapest in your area. My friend paid £66!!
  8. Ducky

    Ducky PetForums VIP

    Nov 23, 2008
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    skye got spayed at 10months, before a season due to circumstances, she weighed 23kgs and it cost £140.
  9. Snoringbear

    Snoringbear PetForums VIP

    Sep 26, 2008
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  10. leashedForLife

    Nov 1, 2009
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    oh, well in that case, lets just shoot the dog :eek: what a pile of poppycock!
    i sure hope U misunderstood him...

    A - the Risk of urinary incontinence Post-Spay is Identical once the F-up is 16-WO / 4-MO,
    to that of bitches spayed at 6-MO or into adulthood - IOW, if she is older than 16-WO / 4-MO,
    there is *no added risk*. several vet-studies have now confirmed this fact.

    B - her risk of mammary cancer - which i am Guessing? is the tumor-thing? -
    increases with each heat / estrus she experiences - spay *before* her first-estrus makes mammary-cancer near-impossible;
    her risk climbs approx 10% for each estrus/year, so one heat = 10%, 2-years or 3-heats intact = 20%, etc.

    C - her risk of Pyometra and / or UTIs and / or false-pregnancy are also ongoing, so long as she is intact -
    as well as risks of cervical cancer, ovarian or uterine cancer, etc.

    the younger the pup is desexed, the less blood-loss + scarring and the faster healing will be.
    surgeons do not mention :rolleyes: that every surgery leaves scars - which can be problematic themselves (adhesions, drawing
    or shrinking causing tension/pain, etc). minimal scarring means fewer future complications.

    if the dog will be spayed anyway + is over 4-MO, i cannot see an advantage to waiting thru the 1st estrus -

    here are nellybellys threads on Bellas first estrus + spay -
    Heat - Pet Forums Community

    First time bitch owner - heat - Pet Forums Community

    Seems endless already! Season help! - Pet Forums Community

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    that is the Norse Saga of Bella and her Womb -
    she had 3.5 weeks of swelling prior to first show, had a very long and painful discharge with LOADS of swelling,
    threw-up (no panties, cleaned incessantly + swallowed lots of mucoid, bloody discharge); flagged for bloody ever,
    cut a paw badly while running in a fenced dog-free zone to get some bottled-up energy out,
    had MANGE for 5 weeks of treatment, had a belessedly-short false-preg with toy nursing + boobs,
    and was finally spayed.

    the spay + her recovery were a lot more uneventful + easier to cope with, than was her heat - which was mizrable
    for all concerned, especially poor Bella.

    all my best,
    --- terry
    #10 leashedForLife, May 21, 2010
    Last edited: May 21, 2010
  11. _Sara_

    _Sara_ PetForums Member

    Aug 15, 2009
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    Wow! I cant believe how expensive some of them were!

    £50 is what I paid :thumbup:
  12. leashedForLife

    Nov 1, 2009
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    hey, sara! :--)

    in an effort to reduce the surplus-pets problem,
    there has been a FREE desex clinic every Friday for a *year* in the Ocean View neighborhood of Norfolk,
    which is adjacent to cheap base housing and has lots of small single-family homes + small apt-buildings from the 1940s
    thru the 1960s, plus more recent condos, and small rental operations.

    even with that my neighbor has an intact-Tom that she will not! be neutering -
    $%#$@! - because altho he is at-large 90% of the time, he cannot get pregnant -
    and any kittens he might produce are not her responsibility, right? :rolleyes:
    $%#@!**@$#@! , some PEOPLE... :mad5:

    sick of cat-fights, spraying, screaming, caterwauling, scrawny kittens with crusty eyes,
    cat-sh*t in my yard, and all the bloody rest of it -
    --- terry

    ...who is BTW getting estimates of co$t to spay the neighbor... :thumbdown:
    #12 leashedForLife, May 21, 2010
    Last edited: May 21, 2010
  13. Mum2Heidi

    Mum2Heidi PetForums VIP

    Feb 17, 2010
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    Heidi weighed 7.5k and cost £130. She had one season and was spayed 3 months later.

    I agree with one season at least. (I kind of wish I had let her have another). Personally I feel it's far more important for them to mature. I was told the risk of mammary cancer spaying pre season is 1% and the risk after the first season 5%
  14. Thorne

    Thorne PetForums VIP

    May 11, 2009
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    Breeze weighs 20kg and cost £190 for a spay and teeth de-scale at the same time, but because she was an adult it cost a bit more for her ;)

    Also think i may as well add that our Welsh Collie was spayed after her 1st season and in later life suffered from incontinence, so i think it must depend on individual procedures and individual dogs.
  15. Emmily

    Emmily PetForums Member

    Mar 22, 2010
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    Celia Hammond clinic does cut price neutering.

    Neutering Your Pet - Celia Hammond Animal Trust UK Rescue Shelters

    I had Jena spayed at one of Celia's clinics approx 10 years ago at cost of £40, my OH looked it up earlier, I think he said it was £75 now. Though I'm not sure how low income needs to be to qualify as low income.
  16. comfortcreature

    comfortcreature PetForums VIP

    Oct 11, 2008
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    Just wanted to add to this that I as I own and have fostered/placed rescue ex-breeding bitches that were not spayed until long into their adulthood, it was very much a relief to read this at one point in time to assure me that my girls were not necessarily ticking timebombs waiting for cancer to set in.

    The risk of mammary tumors in older intact female dogs is relatively high but research finds a 70% risk reduction for spaying even at 2.6-5.0 years of age.* Presumably the risk reduction is more than 70% in the low end of that range and less than 70% in the high end of the range.

    * Sonnenschein EG, Glickman LT, Goldschmidt MH, McKee LJ, “Body Conformation, Diet, and Risk of Breast Cancer in Pet Dogs: A Case-Control Study”, American Journal of Epidemiology, 1991, Vol 133, No 7, 694-703

    Body Conformation, Diet, and Risk of Breast Cancer in Pet Dogs: A Case-Control Study -- Sonnenschein et al. 133 (7): 694 -- American Journal of Epidemiology

    Personally, when given the opportunity, I've waited until my females have matured through their first heat plus the three months afterward that allow hormones to settle. I have had one early spayed bitch that required lifetime management, and occasional infections, due to a recessed vulva that would most likely have corrected itself if she was allowed her first heat.

    The decision, of course, has to depend on your own ability to manage a female in heat.

  17. moboyd

    moboyd PetForums VIP

    Sep 29, 2009
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    The rescue I work at do outside neutering/spaying and at the moment the charge is £50 female-£40 males, no matter what the size or breed. maybe look around at some of the rescues they may have reduced costs spaying /neutering.

  18. kez86

    kez86 PetForums Newbie

    May 24, 2010
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    hi i have a westie pup she is currently 6 week 7 sunday and was woundering if anyone knew roughly how much she would be to have spayed and at what age it should be done
  19. leashedForLife

    Nov 1, 2009
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    i cannot help with the cost-Q, hun - i am in the USA -
    but i would say 5 to 6-MO is fine.

    is this puppy ALREADY with U, and away from her dam + sibs? :confused: if so, she should Go Back Home. 6-WO is too young -
    8-WO is far more apropos, and she will be less likely to have physical, emotional + behavioral problems.

    re spaying -
    --- terry
  20. Blitz

    Blitz PetForums VIP

    Feb 12, 2009
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    Vets are quite split on whether to spay before or after the first season. I am afraid I do not agree with what Leashed for Life has to say on the subject. In this country I cannot imagine you would find a vet that would spay a bitch at 4 months old, it may happen in America but not here.
    The majority of experienced dog owners prefer to wait till the bitch has had one season because she is then mature in herself, has a mature vulva and a mature coat.

    What the OP's vet told her is perfectly true. Bitches spayed before their first season are more likely to be incontinent and those spayed after the first season have marginally more chance of mammary tumours and have more chance after every progressive season. He is quite right to put the facts before you so you can make your own decision.
    Remember though that incontinence is a long term problem that could go on for years and need expensive treatment and management. Mammary tumours are relatively unlikely and occur in old age usually and do not always cause serious problems. Pyometra in unspayed bitches is relatively common and is life threatening.
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