Originally Posted by Alis
My shepherd, Kida, is getting near the age I'd like to have her spayed, and, maybe I was completely clueless, but I'm shocked at the prices I'm seeing for the procedure. The average cost is around $700+ (and that's excluding the removal of her umbilical hernia we would like removed at the same time). Our last rescue, Coco, was spayed at the shelter we adopted her from and they did a great job. Our dog, Marty, was neutered as well by the same shelter.
I know our shelter offers the spaying procedure for much, much less, but I've always been nervous about them spaying vs. neutering because its a much more in-depth procedure. But honestly, at what other places are asking, it might have to be considered as an option. Has anyone had any experience using shelter spaying services? We are located in Santa Cruz, CA if it makes any difference.
that is insane. Personally, I wouldn't have any surgery done on my dogs, family, or self, unless I knew the surgeon was top tier. Might just be a california thing, but that is a completely absurd price for that kind of procedure. We took our pup to the absolute best surgeon for that procedure and it was $225 + post care meds. Just to put something in perspective, my GSD ruptured her cruciate and had an outstanding repair done involving a titanum plate and a very long surgery...$3850. There is no way that a simple spay should cost almost a 1/4 of that. Keep shopping, or look outside of your immediate area, I'm sure if you get out to some rural areas where some real vets/surgeons are...the prices drop.