Routine Surgical Estimate for Canine Castration 6 Months and under

Castration Surgery for any Dog 6 months and under

Castrating your male pet is the best way to decrease unwanted pregnancies, decreasing unwanted pets and helping to dramatically reduce the incidence of prostate cancer and other male related perianal cancers.

Before Surgery

Before your pet can be admitted into our hospital, several wellness aspects must be ensured. We require all dogs be current on vaccinations administered by a licensed veterinarian for Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, Bordetella; that he be on Heart worm Prevention, and have a negative Fecal f floatation Exam performed in the past 6 months. A Physical Exam will be performed prior to surgery for new clients and their pets. We require Presurgical Blood Screening on all anesthesia patients to ensure proper functioning of Liver, Kidney, Protein, and Blood Sugar Values in addition to checking for Anemia and Platelets (clotting).

Having confidence and knowledge in all of the above allows our Doctors to ensure a safer anesthesia procedure and can affect the type or amount of anesthesia used.

After your pet is examined and the presurgical blood profile reviewed and evaluated and he will receive Perioperative Pain Medication allowing him to be less anxious prior to surgery, and ensuring a comfortable pain free awakening and recovery.

An intravenous catheter will be placed allowing the Doctors and Technicians easy access for injections and also provides a life saving advantage in the event of an emergency under anesthesia. This is included as value added safety for your pet at NO EXTRA CHARGE in all pets less than 6 months old.

Surgery

Castrating your pet involves removal of both testicles through a small skin incision. Your pet is placed under general anesthesia in a sterile operating room with body temperature heating support to prevent hypothermia and monitoring equipment to check vital body functions. Recovery occurs in a well supervised area and all manner is used to ensure comfortable recovery. Oral Pain Relief Medication is dispensed to go home for 3 days after surgery to ensure a high level of comfort and pain free recovery.

Final Thought

We feel the above will help you as a pet owner understand the different aspects in what is involved in neutering your pet. Even though considered routine and offered at highly discounted rates, many of the items we require for safety and comfort are not included in many low cost services, or are considered optional and are introduced as additional expenses. Neutering your pet is a surgical procedure requiring skill, involves anesthesia – which has obvious inherent risks including death and during recovery, pain – which needs to be managed after the surgery is complete. We feel what we have outlined offers the best protection and comfort from the above parameters at a reasonable fee.

The total cost would be $299.00, broken down as follows:

Castration Surgery Any Dog Under 6 Months Old

  1. Castration (Includes Surgery, Anesthesia, Surgical Supplies,One Day hospitalization):
  2. Presurgical Blood Profile/CBC:
  3. Perioperative Pain Medication:
  4. Pain Medication To Go Home for 3 days:
  5. Intravenous Catheterization For Safety Under Anesthesia:

The following are additional services that will incur additional fees:

  • Intravenous Fluids During Surgery (highly recommended to help maintain blood pressure during surgery and help lower recovery time ensuring proper hydration during anesthesia): $46.00
  • Toe Nail Trimming: $16.00
  • Micro-chipping and Registration/Enrollment: $69.00
  • Additional Day of Hospitalization: $31.00
  • Flea Treatment (If fleas are found): $25.00
  • Undescended Abdominal Testicle: $225.00
  • Undescended Subcutaneous Testicle: $165.00

Before your pet can be admitted for surgery a doctor’s exam will be required and the following must be up to date and if needed are listed below:

  • Examination: $56.00
  • Sedimentation Fecal Ova/Parasite/Giardia Exam: $43.89
  • Rabies Vaccination: $27.91
  • Distemper/Parvo (5 in 1 Vaccine) Vaccination: $30.95
  • Bordetella/Adenovirus/Parainfluenza Vaccination: $33.00

No estimate is final until approved by a Doctor. All pets are subject to an exam to ensure proper care is given. Prices may vary depending on the health of the pet.

Discounts do not apply to surgical procedures