Have you guys heard about SNYP (Spay Neuter Your Pet) They have participating Vets that give you a reduced price for neutering. Question on your opinion...... My vet does not participate...it will be $107.00 to do the old style neuter or $157.00 to do laser. If I use a vet on the snyp list (which I do not know anything about, but is in a very affluent town that makes me think he would be o.k.)it will be $30.00 for old style neuter or $80.00 for laser... I am not THAT devoted to my current vet yet... that seems like a lot of money to not go the cheaper route... your suggestions.... also what do you think about the laser...is it absolutely necessary.
Here is a listing of free or low cost spay and neuter clinics listed by states. You may actually find you can get your pet spayed or neutered for free you should check it out. http://www.petsandanimals.org/spayneuter_services.html
Thanks! That is where I got the SNYP program... the closest thing to free I found for my area was the $30.00 one. That is pretty good, considering I paid $200.00 for my last dog and he died 3 months later. I am trying not to spend that much this time with Christmas and my son's birthday coming up!
Do you know anyone else that have used these people. Give your name at the clinic and ask that people call you to let you know that everything went ok. BTW is there a program like this in Canada. My vet said it too would be about $200.oo for Aisha.
I think it would be fine too. Acutally knowing my vet, he would understand the financial situation and would probably be perfectly willing to give me a good reference as to the vets on the list. It's not like you're leaving him/her, it's just for the neutering right? Have a good day! Rusty the Golden Retriever http://www.dogster.com/?68489 Bailey the Pug http://www.dogster.com/?68491 Ariel the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?68494 Lady the Greyhound http://www.dogster.com/?78537
By the way.... not all of the vets on the list go by the SNYP prices of $30.00 for male under 30 lbs. and $45.00 for females under 30 lbs. Some just have a reduced price off of their regular price. One I called charged $75.00 instead of the $30.00. There are other vets that only will only do the reduced rate for dogs that were adopted from the animal shelter.... Seems to be a very good program. You have to contact them by phone or email to get them to send you coupons and a list of vets in your area.
This is a really great program!! I think more place should offer low cost spay and neutering. I live in the country, and their are alot of low income people in my area that simply cannot afford to get their pet fixed ( not that they should really have them if they can't afford to take care of them properly, but they will any way). I think this is a real shame. I am getting my Beagle Bubba neutered this month using one of these low cost programs from the Humane Society. It was really easy to get help all I had to do was call the head of the Humane Society and they faxed over a 1/2 off certificate to my vet. Now if only we could get low cost vet care, for the pets in my area, it would be great!
This kind of thing is what we need to reduce the # of animals in shelters! I have no money. Live from day to day billswise...doesn't mean I would not want a dog or cat spayed...Not everyone has an extra $200. sitting around after rent. They want pet friends too...With the amount of potential friends that we destroy every year, you would think it would help to furnish low income folk with pets also.
i would call the new vet adn see if thay will do it w/o a consult visit. we have a program like that here, adn about 20 vets int eh tri state area participte. mine is one of them. however if you are not a patient, and want to go there thru the program, they require an office visit before hand to 'meet the animal' and see records, meet you, etc. not altogether a bad ida, but it frives up the cost of the low cost neuter. my friend wanted ot go tohere as her vet didnt participatr, but didnt want to pay the office visit fee. so she went elsewhere adn her doxie ended up with a bad infection a few days later. they said it was b/c he's so low and his incision was rubbing on caret, etc. so she didnt really save anything. also i'd ask your vet what the procedure there entails, then ask the new vet the same. for instance, mine gives a 7 day antibiotic shot, takes them overnite and sends them hoem on pain meds. the vet my friend used didnt do any of this. i am glad they keep them overnite- i think it was a good idea just in case.
~~~This kind of thing is what we need to reduce the # of animals in shelters! I have no money. Live from day to day billswise...doesn't mean I would not want a dog or cat spayed...Not everyone has an extra $200. sitting around after rent. They want pet friends too...With the amount of potential friends that we destroy every year, you would think it would help to furnish low income folk with pets also. ~~~ Dude.......you are so right about this. Some people just cannot afford the high cost of S&N. Man......for some, thats a car note! So many more pets could be adopted if the high costs were not involved. Some registries also offer FREE S&N. You just have to contact them to get the details.
A friend of mine had a large pit mix she got outside a market one day. A female. When I told her she would HAVE to spay it, or she would be for sure adding dogs to the pound in 6 months, she cried I want to, but the vets all want too much money(one of few folk I know w/ less money than me). I'm rather persistant and would not let the subject drop...I called all the vets I knew, explaining the girl's problem. One kind receptionist offered 2 programs w/ low cost S/N. For pits it was FREE! My friend found several local vets on that plan. She dropped the dog off at one on her way to work, then picked her up on the way home. The neighbor's male pit started breaking thru the fence into her yard the next month, all they could do was play. My friend was so grateful. Most people want to do the right thing. Some need a little help to get there.