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#7184985 - 05/31/18 02:27 PM Price to spay gyp
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Registered: 10/21/08
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Loc: San Marcos, TX
I was quoted a price of about $300 to spay my 2 yo pointer gyp. Thereís $90 worth of blood tests they say are highly recommended, but optional. Why would I need these blood tests? Itís been 9 years since I had a dog spayed, so I donít have anything to compare.

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#7185023 - 05/31/18 03:23 PM Re: Price to spay gyp [Re: 68rustbucket]
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The test is a liver function test. I think it's mostly to make sure the dogs liver can handle the anesthesia. My mom lost a Schnauzer pup by not doing the test. I always go ahead and fork it out if I can.
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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.

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#7185025 - 05/31/18 03:26 PM Re: Price to spay gyp [Re: 68rustbucket]
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Here's a low cost clinic in Boerne

http://hcaltx.org/spayneuter-clinic/services-fees/

says their spay package includes:
Spay Surgery
Rabies Vaccination
DHPP or DHLPP Vaccination (dogs)
FVRCP or Combo Vaccination (cats)
Microchip
Pain injection

all for $135
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#7185030 - 05/31/18 03:34 PM Re: Price to spay gyp [Re: 68rustbucket]
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Thatís a good deal. High volume place?

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#7185037 - 05/31/18 03:39 PM Re: Price to spay gyp [Re: 68rustbucket]
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I wonít qualify for the reduced rate

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#7185952 - 06/01/18 04:18 PM Re: Price to spay gyp [Re: 68rustbucket]
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Took the gyp in to get blood work done early for discount. I noticed she was swelled yesterday. Vet said bring her back 2-3 weeks after cycle is over. Her last cycle was middle of February. mad

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#7188990 - 06/05/18 07:32 AM Re: Price to spay gyp [Re: 68rustbucket]
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You get what you pay for with those low cost clinics 2cents

Also - the blood work is done to make sure there are no conditions that would contradict surgery (infection, kidney/liver issues, etc). When I was in college my parents had a weimaraner that they never did blood work on. No indications anything was wrong with her. Took her in to get her teeth cleaned when she was 6 and my parents decided to do blood work. Middle stages of renal failure. Even with a kidney diet was too late - she lived about 4-5 more months. If it was caught early on could have been managed and probably prolonged her life quite a bit. That's a big pro of semi-frequent blood work - to catch things before they get bad and can be controlled/fixed/ or managed.

We do full blood work on our labs every 6 months. We have been testing one of them every month for the past 6 months because his SDMA level was higher than we were comfortable with (kidney function...still within the "normal" range, but high). Wife is also in the vet business...so it costs me very little. I'd probably still do it even if it didn't.

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#7189008 - 06/05/18 07:53 AM Re: Price to spay gyp [Re: Cochise]
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Originally Posted By: Cochise
You get what you pay for with those low cost clinics 2cents

Also - the blood work is done to make sure there are no conditions that would contradict surgery (infection, kidney/liver issues, etc). When I was in college my parents had a weimaraner that they never did blood work on. No indications anything was wrong with her. Took her in to get her teeth cleaned when she was 6 and my parents decided to do blood work. Middle stages of renal failure. Even with a kidney diet was too late - she lived about 4-5 more months. If it was caught early on could have been managed and probably prolonged her life quite a bit. That's a big pro of semi-frequent blood work - to catch things before they get bad and can be controlled/fixed/ or managed.

We do full blood work on our labs every 6 months. We have been testing one of them every month for the past 6 months because his SDMA level was higher than we were comfortable with (kidney function...still within the "normal" range, but high). Wife is also in the vet business...so it costs me very little. I'd probably still do it even if it didn't.


It wouldnít make any difference on my dogs getting blood work done. If I have to feed a dog pills to keep it alive itís time to get a new pup.

I think the last pup I had spayed was $125.

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#7191308 - 06/07/18 01:01 PM Re: Price to spay gyp [Re: 68rustbucket]
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I paid $150 last year for a Pointer to be spayed.
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