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Old 06-03-2014, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got an estimate from my vet for an adult spay (18 months approx.) and a gastropexy as an additional procedure during the spay.

I was wondering if any of the vet/vet techs here could tell me if these are fair or high fees. I'm trying to decide if I should look for a different vet for this. I forgot to ask for the cost of hip and elbow x-rays during the spay.

Anyway, this is the quote:

Anesthesia and monitoring: $64.95
Fluids $67.40
Pain management $27.10
(while in hospital)
Spay $277.60
PreOP Coag w/CBC $114.45
Gastropexy Addt. Procedure $647.35
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Total $1198.85

The estimate states: treatment plan may range from $1198.85 - $1498.56.
I don't know where the other $300 comes from.

Love my vet and trust her, but money doesn't grow on trees. If these are way high prices I would look around. We have a good number of vets in my area.

Just looking for input....TIA!
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I just had my girl spayed and pexied at 13 months. $894. Yours seems a little high. It might depend on the region you are in.

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You should share your general location as cost are partly dependent on where you are.
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I don't know about gastropexy prices around here, but that is a pretty good price for a spay, here.
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I do all that for under $500, probably closer to $400 (probably faster too LOL) apparently I am the one who needs to move.
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We include anesthesia in the cost of the spay. The bloodwork seems high to me, but other than that, yeah, gastropexy is an expensive addition.


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The pexi price is what has me going like o.o at it lol.

When I had my female spayed and pexied, with pre-op bloodwork and a heartworm test, it was going to be like 670. With a female dog, they are already in the abdomen for the spay, so the incision just needs to be longer than with a normal spay.

Even the emergency/specialty hospital I work at has a price like 178 for a pexi. Anesthesia and such additional, but if that's our price for the pexi...
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I just got an estimate from my vet for an adult spay (18 months approx.) and a gastropexy as an additional procedure during the spay.

I was wondering if any of the vet/vet techs here could tell me if these are fair or high fees. I'm trying to decide if I should look for a different vet for this. I forgot to ask for the cost of hip and elbow x-rays during the spay.

Anyway, this is the quote:

Anesthesia and monitoring: $64.95
Fluids $67.40
Pain management $27.10
(while in hospital)
Spay $277.60
PreOP Coag w/CBC $114.45
Gastropexy Addt. Procedure $647.35
_______

Total $1198.85

The estimate states: treatment plan may range from $1198.85 - $1498.56.
I don't know where the other $300 comes from.

Love my vet and trust her, but money doesn't grow on trees. If these are way high prices I would look around. We have a good number of vets in my area.

Just looking for input....TIA!
Wow! That is expensive. Not nearly that here for a spay. I don't know about the Gastropexy but spays are usually under $200.00 and include the anesthesia and fluids. Pre-Op blood work for Dude on his neuter was like $32.00
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I was thinking the same thing about the pexi. The vet even told me it's really easy to do during a spay as they are right there. Then I saw the quote and "was like WHAT???" I hate to go to another vet I don't know and have no experience with, but we may have to. Either that or skip the gastropexy. Which I would rather not.

We paid for the puppy package when we first went that was supposed to give a 50% discount on the spay and include micro chipping along with all the puppy shots, deworming and health checks. Didn't read the fine print. The spay needed to be done by 6 months. Of course, they don't point that out to you, either. To late for that. Hope they still throw in the micro chip.

I won't blame the vet for us not reading the fine print. It will all be moot if we go to another vet for this anyway.

That's the next question. Who has gone to different vet just for the spay/pexi because of price?
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