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    we paid $120 for desexing and $59.50 for c5 vax. Im not in vic tho. My vet is awsome And Diesel was 5 months old. He also weighed 15.2 kgs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Sorry Di, I should have been clearer, make sure the vets give a pain relief injection prior to doggy going home, it SHOULD be standard, but I was shocked to discover that some vets DON'T do this!
    I had to pay EXTRA for this. It was optional!

    My vet wouldn't desex till 6 months. It cost us $240 including the optional pain relief but that was for a female dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    I had to pay EXTRA for this. It was optional!

    My vet wouldn't desex till 6 months. It cost us $240 including the optional pain relief but that was for a female dog.
    OMG that's disgusting, who wouldn't want to pay for that? I guess some vets will do anything to get the business.

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    National Desexing network.
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    My female dog was done at 8 weeks and I know Di Dee disagrees with this.

    AWL - Animal Welfare League desex all their dogs including puppies before rehoming them, if they're not done already. And they get tattooed as well. At least it makes it easier to know if a female has been done than looking for a scar or doing xrays.

    Good advice I've read in here, is to get the procedure done the day before you get time off eg Friday - so you're around to supervise on the weekend (depending on your schedule).

    And best to keep your dog quiet for a couple of weeks after, ie walks on lead and not far, no going to the park for big epic wrestling matches or lots of fetch ball for a couple of weeks after or until the stitches are out.

    And do keep a regular check for signs of infection - because that will require a return to vet for more/better antibiotic.

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    Default Canine Hysterectomies May Decrease Life Expectancy

    Meredith7,

    Read this before you make the final decision, because as you know, your dog can not give the informed consent for this procedure. It is all in your hands.

    USA, January 2010
    Canine Hysterectomies May Decrease Life Expectancy | Pet and Animal News | PetPeoplesPlace.com

    You will find that desexing is widely accepted and politically correct because it lessens the burden to RSPCA and other Government organizations who are dealing with the unwanted animals. There is another group of people with vested interests ( vets ) supporting this fairly expensive procedure . You can expect costs to be around $500 here in Sydney as this includes vet's fee, anesthetic, operating theatre, antibiotics, pain killers and wound care.
    Last edited by Gorry; 07-18-2010 at 11:08 PM.

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    Hi there,

    It is highly recommended by vets that you desex your dog before it reaches sexual maturity (usually 18 months but can be 2 years or over for larger breeds) because it eliminates many problems such as hyperactivity, cancer, etc. I had my dog desexed when he was nine months old and it costs about $120. Apparrently, the prices do vary depending on the dog's age; if the dog is over two years old, it is a little bit more expensive. But you should probably wait until your dog reaches six months before you desex it and call to see how much it cost as it does vary from vet to vet.



    Thanh Banh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanh Banh View Post
    Hi there,

    It is highly recommended by vets that you desex your dog before it reaches sexual maturity (usually 18 months but can be 2 years or over for larger breeds) because it eliminates many problems such as hyperactivity, cancer, etc. I had my dog desexed when he was nine months old and it costs about $120. Apparrently, the prices do vary depending on the dog's age; if the dog is over two years old, it is a little bit more expensive. But you should probably wait until your dog reaches six months before you desex it and call to see how much it cost as it does vary from vet to vet.



    Thanh Banh
    Most dogs hit sexual maturity at 6 months, but you are correct, some vets wait till 18 months for larger breeds.
    At the vet I work at and my dogs vet, neither charge more or less depending on age, so that strikes me as a little odd. A little unfair aswell.
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    I agree with 6 months or more so it doesn't affect his growth.
    Males are easy and bounce back quick. They often just trot out of the clinic.
    Just need to watch he doesn't chew his stitches.
    Also not a fan of the annual heartworm shot.
    I wouldn't do at the same time with surgery either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Most dogs hit sexual maturity at 6 months, but you are correct, some vets wait till 18 months for larger breeds.
    At the vet I work at and my dogs vet, neither charge more or less depending on age, so that strikes me as a little odd. A little unfair aswell.
    Sorry I think i worded the sentence a little incorrect there. Yes, I agree with you that most vets would have a dog desexed at six months. By (usually 18 months or can be 2 years and over for larger breeds) I meant most vets would have a dog desexed before it reached 18 months of age.

    For the price varying depending on the dog's age, I was wrong as I heard about it from a family friend- so thank you for the correction.

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