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    what do you mean by concession? as in if the dog is under a certain age?

    i have already done a bit of a call around and rspca were by far the cheapest, plus its a 5 min walk from my house, plus ive also got a members card so hopefully that makes it a bit cheaper still

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    Really pleased that you are now going to de-sex your little girl. As others have said, it makes life a lot easier for you and your pup.

    Also good that you are doing a ring around on prices. De-sexing now a days depends very much on weight of the dog - so a price I found on the Animal Welfare League's page was - $203.50 - but that was in Queensland.

    De-sexing a female that has already come into heat will cost you more - because it becomes a bigger deal with the operation. So, I'd be moving quickly on this.

    Good Luck !

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    Quote Originally Posted by joller View Post
    what do you mean by concession? as in if the dog is under a certain age?

    i have already done a bit of a call around and rspca were by far the cheapest, plus its a 5 min walk from my house, plus ive also got a members card so hopefully that makes it a bit cheaper still
    Concession is generally if you have a seniors card or heath card. Normally lower income earners. Some councils have schemes where they do discounted desexing, Logan City Council (my local council) have a community clinic that do it way cheaper.

    The pricing though all depends on the weight of the dog, Bella cost $230 because she was around 20kg and that was fairly cheap.

    @RileyJ desexing a dog that is on heat costs more and most vets won't do it, a dog that has been into season before being spayed doesn't cost any extra than a dog that has never been on heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    GREAT decision! Dogs being on heat when not kept for breeding are a total pain in my arse which is why the mother of my oops litter and the 2 females were done. It sure makes life easier.
    Ask your vet for a payment plan or find another one who offers that.
    Do any vets offer payment plans? I have never heard of one, but would be interested to know if there are any vets out there that still do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post

    @RileyJ desexing a dog that is on heat costs more and most vets won't do it, a dog that has been into season before being spayed doesn't cost any extra than a dog that has never been on heat.

    jadielee87 - I agree with you totally with what you said in your post.

    But as far as your comment regarding most vets not doing the operation are concerned - I am afraid to say that there are more and more vets that will actually do the operation if the bitch is on heat. I am really pleased that the vet I use - does not and will not go there - even with the extra pressure from pounds and rescue.

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    Great decision to desex! Luckily a Maltese x JR is a small dog which will cost less than a larger breed. I don't know of any vets that do payment plans for "routine surgery" but you can contact places like the National Desexing Network and the Ruby Benjamin Foundation who offer financial assistance for sterilisations. Best of luck
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    Also if you have any doubts at all read this thread http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...may-arise.html . Liss bred her dog and had so many complications she ended up spending THOUSANDS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalierqld View Post
    Hey there only dogs, the risk is greater but so are the bucks!
    Yes - and that is the problem !

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    yes all vets i rang up said they can do it if she's on heat but it costs more, but personally if her heat has started i think i'd just put up with it rather than have it done while on heat, i'm no doctor but i think her body would be going through enough already

    thanks, joel.

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