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    What's a reasonable cost to pay for spaying a healthy female lab who has not yet come into heat?

    And while I'm asking... how much did you pay the last time you had your dog's teeth cleaned?

    (Newly retired. On a tighter budget.)

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    I would suggest you check to see if there is a spay clinic in your area. Not familar with youru region for prices--in the Midwest where I lived until recently, a spay on a Lab was about $400 with bloodwork, etc.

    I have never payed to have my dogs' teeth cleaned. They keep their teeth clean with bones and I check once a month and do cleanup with a tooth scraper if needed.

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    The prices could vary tremendously depending on location. A wide variation will exist between Gary IN and Beverly Hills CA. I would suggest not price shopping for a surgical procedure for your dog anymore than I would price shop for a surgical procedure for yourself.

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    Tulip,
    My vet is 140.00. w/o blood work or fluids. On a young healthy dog I dont do either, my older gals, get the works., makes it about 100 higher ,and then add on for any difficulties that come with an older one,(fat, 'friable' tissues-which my latest had after three litters.
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    Vet school mobile clinic, low cost spay-neuter program = $65 that was last year.
    Lowest teeth cleaning I could find after extensive shopping = base price $150, so I bought a scraper $5 and did myself
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    If she has never come into heat you should probably not have her spayed yet. I would wait until after the 3rd heat cycle to make sure her body is fully matured. Spaying too young can have severe repercussions later in life. Dr. Ed can probably give you some insight on this.

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    I did look around. I guess technically I could get the shelter people to do it on their spay/neuter program, but I'd have to fudge on the income deal... and I think other pet owners need their services worse than I do.

    I paid almost a grand to have a dog spayed 6 years ago. More recently $700.00 for teeth cleaning.

    So far one vet in town will do it for $133.00 (with IV fluids and analgesics afterwards and some to take home plus the elizabethan collar.) Another wanted $280.00 for blood work, IV, analgesics, collar AND antibiotics IV during the surgery and some for afterwards. Another vet it was $250.00, but blood work was $56.00, something else was $68.00 the IV was $30.00, and if she'd had a heat cycle it was $89.00 more. And then there is my vet and I haven't gone there yet.

    I found a nearby vet who will do a physical and a heartworm check for under $75.00 and my vet I can't get out the door without paying over $100.00 for routine stuff.

    When I was working and making 90K/yr I didn't mind paying more. I gotta be realistic now.

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    I had my pup Spayed 2 weeks ago and it was $160 all in.

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    Like you have found, it can vary even in your own town. To have my Wolfhound spayed depending on where I called it was anywhere from $130-$400 plus meds. Low cost spay/neuter clinics run about $65-$125. I did my "shopping" just to see what different vets charged. She was never spayed.
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    Newpup is fantastically pedigreed and theoretically it might be nice to keep her (and options) "open". But she's an EIC carrier. So... gotta be spayed.

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