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Spaying The Female Cat - And Your Wallet

Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by doomsdave, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. $0 - $30

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  2. $31 - $50

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  3. $51 - $70

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  4. $71 - $100

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  5. $100 - $150

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  6. $151 - $200

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  7. $200 and up

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  1. doomsdave

    doomsdave Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 2, 2016
    A thread about vet care inspired this. I have a feeling that my price ranges are a bit low, so, if you're willing to share, do please.

    I know the price of spaying has gone up a lot in the past few years, though some places still have low-cost spay/neuter clinics.

  2. lutece

    lutece TCS Member Top Cat

    Mar 8, 2018
    $400-650 in my area. Sigh...

  3. Willowy

    Willowy TCS Member Top Cat

    Mar 1, 2009
    South Dakota
    My vet charges $120 for cat spays. Includes a 24-hour painkiller injection.

  4. doomsdave

    doomsdave Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 2, 2016

  5. gareth

    gareth TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 19, 2003
    It's a little complicated because you can elect to have a midline done if you want to protect the coat from imperfections following the surgery (I had Mia done midline) but this can be a different price to the typical one where they go through the side.

    Anyway, in the UK you are looking at between $60 and $100 for a female spay, including follow up pain relief and buster collar.

  6. allmykitties

    allmykitties TCS Member Young Cat

    Mar 8, 2016
    southern IL
    I just pulled out the invoice to look. Mabel was spayed recently (a month ago), and I was certain of the total expense being $154, but that included her second round of vaccines. According to the invoice, the spay alone was $97.50, so I voted according to the cost of *just* the spay. Total to bring her medically up to date was $271 (both rounds of vaccination, spay and associated care, and disease testing).

    I do know that there are occasional vouchers issued at a cost of $50 for spay/neuter sponsored by the local animal shelter and several area vets honor those vouchers, but I've only seen those offered a couple times in the eight years that I've lived in this area.

  7. sabrinah

    sabrinah TCS Member Super Cat

    Jun 6, 2016
    The vet I used before I moved was pretty cheap, so the spay started at $125. Where I live now, the cursed vets steal all your money. Based on the price differences I've experienced so far, a safe estimate for a spay would be no less than $400-600. Honestly, since they like to charge by the minute, it would probably be even higher.

  8. Kieka

    Kieka Snowshoe Servant Staff Member Forum Helper

    Sep 6, 2016
    Southern California
    Rockets spay was $350-400 range.

    The local clinic will spay for $40-100, more if the female is in heat and even more if she is pregnant.

    I personally always opt for private vet with mointoring, blood work, etc for females. Males I will take to a clinic, females only to a surgery center with top technology. Only because I had a female with a bad spay from a clinic and I swore never again. It's not worth the cost savings for the damage.
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  9. Elphaba09

    Elphaba09 TCS Member Alpha Cat

    Sep 6, 2018
    NE Ohio
    Our clinic offers spaying for $60. It includes two days worth of pain medication and a cone collar. They do ferals for $30. It includes a two-night stay, two days of pain medication, and a rabies vaccine.
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  10. Q2U

    Q2U TCS Member Super Cat

    Jun 27, 2018
    $450.00 at my vet.
    $50.00 at several low-cost spay clinics.
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  11. maggiedemi

    maggiedemi TCS Member Top Cat

    Mar 26, 2017
    Upstate NY
    $145 for spay at my vet.
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  12. doomsdave

    doomsdave Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ran screaming down the cul de sac!

  13. Q2U

    Q2U TCS Member Super Cat

    Jun 27, 2018

  14. doomsdave

    doomsdave Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 2, 2016

  15. kashmir64

    kashmir64 TCS Member Top Cat

    Apr 9, 2017
    We have a clinic that everyone up here goes to. It's $30 to spay.
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  16. jcat

    jcat Mo(w)gli's can opener Staff Member Moderator

    Feb 13, 2003
    Mo(w)gli Monster's Lair
    The veterinary association in Germany has a fee schedule. It's the equivalent of $161 to have a female spayed; a vet can charge up to three times that amount for a complicated case. Shelters generally have a contract vet who charges on a time rather than service basis, so they pay less.

    Some municipalities have made neutering (castrating/spaying) cats mandatory. Many refuse to do so because they fear making themselves financially liable for neutering ferals.

  17. jen

    jen TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 27, 2001
    Hudson, OH
    I am going to go with prices in Cleveland, OH because I did a lot of rescue and worked in vet clinics there. I am only in LA temporarily and I have no idea what it is like here....

    The vets I worked at charged a couple hundred because they did full bloodwork before hand. Which isn't wrong. But I always opted for the spay and neuter clinics which there were many back home. So it would be around $30 for males and $50 for females.

  18. SiameseMummy

    SiameseMummy TCS Member Adult Cat

    Aug 22, 2018
    My girl was spayed last Tuesday at a cost of £91 (~$118).

    Seeing as my last vet visit was for my boy with severe gastroenteritis and cost over £1800 (~$2350) I considered it pretty cheap :lol:

  19. Lari

    Lari TCS Member Top Cat

    Nov 18, 2017
    It personally cost me nothing because Lelia came to me already spayed! But my info said the spay + vaccines and all was $100 (plus $20 for a snap test to a total bill of $120).

    I have not asked my personal vet how much she charges because it hasn't been necessary.
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  20. lalagimp

    lalagimp TCS Member Top Cat

    Mar 7, 2017
    I don't know. I live in Maryland/D.C. metro and all my fids are grown.
    When I was in Phoenix it should have been like $80 including pain meds at the Spay Neuter clinic chain... and hundreds from the Vet if you wanted more peace of mind. All my sterilizations I did at the clinic. I don't know that there is an equivalent out here. Same for vaccines. I got all four cats loaded up before we drove out here from the Spay Neuter clinic for $110. And I was paying about $25 for microchips, too. Those things are $60 at the vet's office.
    Buh I miss having options in Phoenix.
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