Thank you guys! This will help alot.
But Doh! I think my original post wasn't very clear.. sorry about that. I made the appt today, but this will not be until next week (Feb 4th) as we are on vacation, or staycation as I like to call it!
And they charge by weight here as well, Kelso was in for his 3yr checkup in Sept, so they estimated based on that weight, but told me that it could be 20 bucks or so more if he is in a different weight category (which I do not expect he will be).
Any yes this is for all the extras. Fluids/blood work/ pre-post op pain meds ect. Glad to hear that it is at least comparable, and like I said I do not really mind at all as these folks are the ones that went through everything with Meeka, supportive and know all of our dogs.
his age ...sigh.. I always knew this would probably make it harder, but we waited for reasons that have probably been discussed ad nauseam in other threads. Just in case anyone was wondering (as I might) why now? No changes in his behavior that we cannot handle, never was and never will be a dog that will breed or that has bred. Never has been a marker, the most he ever does is hump his pillow once every so often. He actually has mellowed out a ton in the past year. It is just time, we always wanted to do it btw age 2-4. We also came to the realization that SchH is not in the cards right now (not that a dog that is s/n cannot do SchH) but it was all of these things! He loves his crate and often uses it to calm himself down on his own accord, so I do not anticipate I problem there.
It just seems like the most appropriate thing to do, for his best interests!
thanks, and I will be posting
, Dan and I scheduled our dentist appts and eye doctor appts the day of so we could be out and about and trying not to obsess, but be in the area and ready to get him. I am tempted to ask if I can watch, heck I see people get "spayed"..would be interesting to see a neuter.
Maybe Ms. Al will get to stay at her grandparents for a day or so! She would like that. But they might try to abduct her
thanks again, I really really appreciate the advice and comfort