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Anyone have any experiences with these? Good I hope? I was just quoted $230 by my vet for a spay, so after I picked my jaw up off the floor I checked the place on the animal shelter website, and they are doing spay/neuter next Tuesday for $50. The only difference is my vet keeps them overnight, which I didn't really want anyway. Both include an office visit and pain meds, and the low cost place does a nail trim too. The price difference was so huge that I went ahead and registered, but I'm a little apprehensive.
 

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Just had Eddee neutered at a low cost spay/neuter clinic. I had to use it in order to get part of my adoption shelter fee waived .... $50 of $86. I had a great experience. Not a problem. Eddee came back still his live wired self ... and the clinic also offered low cost micro chipping for $20 ... which I took advantage of as well as a nail trim for $7... and also ... they offered a cone for $10.

The only drawback for me was the travel distance of a 4hour travel time all together. Gasoline prices count too! lol! :)

EDIT: All together /gasoline .... I figure I got everything done for approximately $90 Also ... that included pain meds and a neuter tattoo.

My boys Leeo and Blu Boy were neutered at a vets office for approximately $125 per dog. Abbylynn was sent to PA after I adopted her from the rescue/shelter ... then I was allowed to pick her up 10 days later ... after the spay was completed.
 

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I've taken my cats to low cost spay and neuter and they were absolutely fine. They had some pain meds when they were given back to me and were fine once those wore off. The vet did a really good job and I was really happy not having to pay a ridiculous amount. I also work at a low cost vet, and she does a lot of spays- she does a physical before hand and the spay/ neuter is done during the day and the animals are ready to go home at the end of the day. Its really great that there are vets that do low cost because it's really ridiculous the prices some other vets charge for it.
 

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The whole reason I never looked into this before was that I thought it would be down in Atlanta and I really don't like to drive an hour downtown, but this thing Tuesday is about 15 mins from my house. It's not at a clinic which is why I think it weirds me out. It's at the boys and girls club.
 

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The whole reason I never looked into this before was that I thought it would be down in Atlanta and I really don't like to drive an hour downtown, but this thing Tuesday is about 15 mins from my house. It's not at a clinic which is why I think it weirds me out. It's at the boys and girls club.

around here there are clinics as well as a mobile vet that does the spays and neuters out of this huge medical truck.. usually in parking lots of shelters but other places too.
 

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A lot of the time when you have a quote that is that high for a spay it includes blood work. I just got both my girls done and it was 432.95 each, but it included a pre anesthetic lab work. I also got them microchipped and lifetime registration for $35
 

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I took a truckload of cats to a low-cost place run by a dog sanctuary a few years ago (they're closed on Wednesdays so their full-time vet can do spays/neuters for the public). Of course a vet at a sanctuary is going to be pretty good, so I don't know if my experience is typical. But he did a great job. . .small, tidy incisions, dissolvable sutures, antibiotic shot, etc. Better than any regular vet I've ever used.

There's a local vet who recently started doing low-cost alters for farm and feral cats ("farm cats and ferals for fifty!" is his tagline :p. But if you have more than 10 to do he does it for even less). I haven't used his services yet but I know someone who had their 20+ farm cats done, and they didn't lose any, at least.

I've never had a dog done by a low-cost place. But every dog in the family was done by a different vet. . .oddly.

Anyway, bottom line is, I'm sure the quality of a low-cost is just the same as the quality of any vet--some are good and some aren't so good. But probably those who volunteer their services like that are on the higher end of that spectrum.
 

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I paid $319 last week for Biscuit's annual checkup, so maybe my view is skewed, but Biscuit's spay was done at a low-cost clinic by the rescue before we got her. I think it was $100 including shots, a microchip, parasite testing, and meds for Coccidia. They did a fine job. Biscuit's incision was clean and neat. It was closed with glue and dissolving stitches. She didn't even have a cone for whatever reason, but she never tried to lick the incision or anything. She healed very quickly. Maybe they do such a high volume that they get really good at it through lots of practice.

The only remotely weird thing was that they tattooed Biscuit on her belly to indicate that she's spayed. I think this is pretty common especially with low-cost clinics in the South. The clinic's FAQ indicates that some people have a problem with this - I don't quite see why - but something to think about.
 

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I have a place near me that does spays for 45 and neuters for 35 for bonafide rescues and for people that meet an income requirement. I don't alter my personal dogs but I have run I do not know how many through there over the years. Probably a couple hundred. It was 10 bucks for neuters and 20 for spays when I started using them. The vets change. Usually young vets right out of school volunteering or making a minimal wage.

I have typically had good results with no major complications. I have had a few, like three or four, bitches that I thought might have spay incontinence. But over it has been a good outlet.

The also do cheap shots and cheap heartworm/flea meds. And they do other stuff too. Mange, minor surgery. etc etc. I can typically get a dog in there, get it altered, vaccinated, a couple months flea and heartworm, nails and a passible teeth cleaning and get something else done, and still come in under our per dog vetting budget of 250.

They know I do ACDs and have done some work with APBTs when it comes to rescue but I have taken an assortment of other dogs in there that I was handling privately and they have never said a word to me. The lady that runs it knows they are not my dogs.

They have also done euthanasia for me reasonable when I had my hands on a rescue dog that for various reasons I could not consider homing.
 

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When I went the low cost route to neuter one of our cats, he ended up getting a bad cold and I had to take him to the regular vet for treatment. Ended up costing me more than if I'd just used my vet in the first place.
 

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We have a low cost clinic in town. They seem to do a good job. I've not gone there, but I've seen animals who were spayed and neutered there and all seemed to be fine.
I figure they spay and neuter all day, every day. They're probably pretty decent at what they do.
 

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Maddie was already scheduled for her spay when we adopted her, at a local low cost spay/neuter clinic. I was very apprehensive, but everything went very well! It only cost $70, plus $10 for a rabies shot that she needed. The clinic kept her overnight, with which I was pleasantly surprised. They used internal stitches and super glue on the exterior, and she had no trouble recouperating whatsoever. I'd use this clinic again in a hearbeat!
 

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I just had my vet do Auriel's spay. Dropped her off at 6 AM and picked her up at 4 PM. They charged $107 for her spay but charged extra $35 for the "pain package" basically she got a pain shot before I picked her up, then 2 pain pills (she gets half a pill). They also offered to do the full pre-op blood work ($49) and a teeth check to remove any remaining baby teeth that would be possibly giving her any problems ($39.) She got her rabies ($8) and her microchip ($35).

I did have the Humane Society spay a cat once, but I can't remember if it was cheaper. The cat survived is basically all I can say. In the Saint Louis area there is a program called BARC that offers low cost or no cost to people who have proof of low income. Right now they're offering free speutering for pit bull owners.
 

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man, I wish that would come by my place. Ziva was supposed to be like $150 to be spayed once she hit 4 lbs. But....then she hit 5 lbs and now, magically, it will cost almost $300 to get it done, and I cant afford it now until I get a job (soon, please!).

The only thing Ive ever seen come near our town is low cost spay/neuter clinics for pits and pit mixes - which is a great idea....just, how bout the rest of us? :)
I hope it goes well for you!

the only thing that might scare me is the ones that go around in a van doing it.....IDK why, it just seems like.....I dont know. It might be unclean or something. But I havent ever seen one so Im probably unjustly prejudiced that way.
 

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My daughter just had a really bad experience with a new low cost clinic in fairbanks when she had her 6 mo old pup spayed. A few days after the surgery Lucy was still in pain and started passing blood. She called the clinic and they told her to either kennel her or shut her in a room so she wouldnt move around and not to worry. By the next day my daughter was so worried she ended up taking her into the vet. Turned out she had 2 very serious infections and they had to k eep her for 3 days on IV antibiotics. Her vet bill ended up being over 1300.00. I doubt all these clinics are bad but be careful and follow your instincts if you think something is not right with your dog .
 

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I waited until Roxy was 2 yrs old before spaying her due to the extreme high costs in my area (well over $400). I heard of a clinic 2 hours away on a local forum who did low cost spay and neuters, and this was the only thing they did. When I called them, the cost was $100 with taxes included and I was able to pick her up the same day. They would do everything my local vet would do, except the blood work. SOLD, book her in asap.

Spay for an adult - $100
Gas - $40 (LOVED the gas mileage on my Honda Accord, will never buy anything other then a Honda)
Wear and Tear on Vehicle - ?? (husband is a mechanic and gets everything at cost)
 

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I've never used one and don't think I would. It might"only" be a spay or neuter but it's still surgery and i,m picky who I let operate on my dogs. That's jmo and what I prefer.
 

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We've taken several cats to the Catsnip mobile spay/neuter clinic here in Atlanta and that's gone well. However, we used our local vet for our most recent cat neuter and our Chi mix pup is greeting spayed this week at the same vet. We just like the level of service and care they provide. The total cost will be about $270.
 

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AM looking at a lo cost clinic for my 14 month old Berner (he is sweet so he just as well keep his balls IMO) -- the vet I took our new kittens to quoted 300 plus.... An acquaintence told me he took his two LGD for$65 each with no ill effects -- its a drop off am pick up Pm deal, aftercare pain meds included and ALL their shots...
With my reg vet my young Boxer got a bad infection after his Neuter, so I am willing to give these guys a try...( I had one female that did fine on her spay, the other got spay incontenence from the surgery, reg vet....)....
 
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