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Spaying my dog question

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Had my dog at the vet today, she very strongly recommended having my lab spayed very soon to limit the risk of developing pyometra. She's approx 5 years old. My vet is a very well know vet in the Burnsville area, so I'm thinking I better do it. What do you all think? Also, what's the going rate for the procedure? She's pretty spendy, without risking experience for a few bucks, any recommendations on a quality vet?

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LABS4ME

I had two dogs that were in tact and developed pyrometria... Not good. It can very easily be fatal. I have since began the practice of spaying non-breeding dogs and spaying after the last breeding for those that are being bred. Just spayed a 7 year old dog that will NOT be bred. I think I'm sure i know who you are talking about.... Probably one of the best vets in the state... But with that comes a cost. In the end, my vet charges a lot more for a routine spaying than the last time I had one done... Probably almost double what an emergency spaying was 12 years ago....

If you are not going to breed, it is probably wise to move a head with the spaying. If she is within a hundred dollars of everyone else, maybe it'd be easy to justify the addl money knowing she will be ini great hands.

Good luck!

Ken

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CigarGuy

Thanks Ken, this is Bill, the dog is Molly, I bought from you. Your correct about the Vet, she's one of the best at what she does.

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LABS4ME

Molly's sister is going to be bred... I know where my next dog incoming from! I was impressed with that breeding... Wish I'd had kept one.

Good luck!

Ken

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cavalierowner

Is the vet you are referring to Fran S.? If so, she is one of the best and yes, she comes at a price. If she is thinking it would be a good idea, I would go on her rocommendation. We (and a number of our breeder friends) use Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital for all our repro work, even though they are a 40 minute drive for us. I think they are as good as her and they are a little cheaper.

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CigarGuy

Ya, it who you think it is. Ken, Molly has been a real treat to have. Do you guy's recommends pre-surgical blood work done and/or IV fluids-they asked. I haven't had a chance to talk in further detail about it yet. But, it adds up to 175.00 to the price.

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LABS4ME

The dog I just had done, for everything... was $400. I do get a 10% off so I guess my bill was mid 300...

I don't believe they did the pre-op stuff... Unless it was done just prior to surgery. Dropped her off at 8am and picked her up at 5 pm. Whatever they did was done in that time frame for that amount. I have been using Dr. Dan for almost everything for about 20 years... so I just trust him to do what's right and what needs to be done.

I'm glad Molly has served you well... The one I will get a pup out of is probably one of the best natural pheasant dogs that I have ever seen. Does a great job n ducks also given the minimal training she recieved. i'm not much of a line breeder, but I will most likely breed back to a son of Sam... I'd love for all those attributes to come out in the next litter.

Has she fully cemented her relationship with your wife?

Good Luck!

Ken

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Ufatz

Gentlemen, allow me to add: Abigail Jane, as of a month ago, will always remain a Miss and never a Mrs. It is a secret between me and my vet and Abby does not need to know. My vet charged $375 and that included all blood work, because I wanted to know about her overall health in addition to her ability to hendle the surgery.

He did a masterful job with a small incision. Abby has bounced (literally) right back and at 6.5 mos is taking L-R hand signals and uses her nose like one of those leaf sucking trucks you see in the fall on small town streets.

I have -with one exception-spayed all my dogs; and I have had some pretty hi falutin' blood lines in my houses. I am one of those old fahrts you hear from time to time who began lamentng, thirty years ago, that people wuz messin' up the breed. I figure the last thing the world needs is one more color in a Lab and one resulting from the mix of a 125 pound male and a 100 pound female. Leave the breeding to breeders and pray they are not the greedy miscreants who live off "designer dogs."

Remember: the GS (great spirit) decreed, decades ago, that Labrador Retrievers would be black.

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