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Neuter pricing for lab
10mo lab, ~55lbs. Want to get my dog fixed. No plans to breed. Got a quote for $612 at my local vet. Is this a fair price?


tke_swamprat
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re: Neuter pricing for lab
We paid $350.


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We paid $350.



Cause your dog had the ghey, baw. Half off.


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Larry Gooseman
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I got quoted recently I wanna say it was $250-350 range.


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gumbo2176
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Is there a local ASPCA or other shelter near you? If so, they charge much less than a vet clinic would-----if they offer those type services. I know the local ASPCA had vets on duty and brought my animals to them if the need arose, but that was years ago now. I doubt most regular shelters would offer vet services.

That does seem high for what they actually have to do.


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Barneyrb
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re: Neuter pricing for lab
Put his head in a boot and a good sharp knife, saw my Gramps do it more than once


LSUsmartass
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re: Neuter pricing for lab
Where are you located?


MaxDraft
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re: Neuter pricing for lab
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Where are you located?


Please tell me you offer on-site services on-demand.


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KemoSabe65
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Why?
Sounds like big city pricing for denuting, too damn high.


Success
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re: Neuter pricing for lab
Luling

Felt it was high myself.


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The Nino
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re: Neuter pricing for lab
Just google "pet neutering near me" and there will likely be a half dozen clinics that will do this for 1/5 of that quote


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Rando
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re: Neuter pricing for lab
About 65 bucks at our vet in new roads.


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MikeBRLA
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re: Neuter pricing for lab
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Got a quote for $612 at my local vet.


That is way high.


Any responsible vet does them at cost to encourage the procedure be done to control the pet population.


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yodaddyroberto
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Look up online if your parish participates in a program. My vet in JP does and all I have to do is show my JP driver's license. Price is around $60 I believe.


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gumbo2176
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re: Neuter pricing for lab
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Put his head in a boot and a good sharp knife, saw my Gramps do it more than once


You just knew the downvotes would be coming, didn't you???

So many people today treat their dogs like they are kids and couldn't see doing that to them.

When I was a kid, one of my uncles up in the country raised hogs and he'd have us kids grab hold of the male hogs back legs and hold them off the ground so they couldn't do much and he'd come along with his pen knife and a small bucket of some type almost black thick liquid and a big homemade swab.

He'd cut the scrotum, let the nuts drop and just cut them off with his knife, then take that swab loaded with that dark goo and coat the scrotum inside and out with it and we'd turn the hogs loose.

It was amazing how quickly they just went back to what they were doing before being castrated like nothing had happened to them.


tigerinthebueche
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re: Neuter pricing for lab
The procedure you describe above is acceptable for livestock. It’s not necessarily the best thing for a dog. Or a horse either. And the post op problems that can arise for swine isn’t the same for dogs.

Technology and medicine progresses. Usually because an understanding of what’s in the animals best interest progresses as well. Suggesting medical procedures paw paw did to livestock 50 years ago are appropriate for your newly purchased pup is pretty stupid.

Not to mention the fact that the dog probably costs a good bit of money. So I don’t know why you’d suggest some antiquated castration technique to be performed by some lay person which increases the risk to the dog and further financial expense (or both) to the owner.


But hey, never mind progress in the field of veterinary medicine. Hack his nuts off with a filet knife and when he’s bleeding out from nicking an artery or develops a nasty infection, you can slap a poultice of feather root and mustard seed in it.


Or you can come here and Bitch about howMuch money the vet is charging to fix the mess you created cause “that’s how paw paw used to do it.” Oh and it’s so much cheaper!!

Personally, I’d find a low cost spay/neuter clinic and pay $60 to let some recent grad do the procedure in a clean environment using the proper meds so as to lower my risk of further financial obligation.


gumbo2176
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re: Neuter pricing for lab
WTF is your problem. I was simply relating how one of my uncles castrated his hogs when I was a kid. I wasn't saying do that to the dog, even though it was an accepted practice at one time.

You sound like a vet with a vested $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ interest in your getting that job.

Oh, wait. You're one of those that treats their dogs like kids-----I get it now.


Barneyrb
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re: Neuter pricing for lab
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Suggesting medical procedures paw paw did to livestock 50 years ago are appropriate for your newly purchased pup is pretty stupid.


Not much sense of humor huh?


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tigerinthebueche
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re: Neuter pricing for lab
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You sound like a vet with a vested $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ interest in your getting that job.



No. But i find it amusing that people (especially on this board) always act like veterinary medicine is overpriced or that the services offered aren’t any different from what paw paw did on the farm two generations ago, thereby inferring some sort of over charging is afoot. Or that lay people are just as qualified as someone with a DVM.

And I’m well aware that animals aren’t humans. But that fact doesn’t mean I treat an animal without compassion.

And In point of fact, Your anecdote of paw paws swine management practices was in response to the suggestion of stuffing the dogs head in a boot and cutting his nuts off. It wasn’t just some yarn you wanted to spin about your kin folk.


List Eater
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re: Neuter pricing for lab
$65-$70 I think here in Houston at SNAP


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