Sophie was spayed earlier today, and on top of that she had two baby teeth pulled. THe operation went well, my brother's old roommate who did the surgery is a fantastic surgeon. She's finally fully awake now, but she is staring into a corner and crying. I've tried snuggling her, gave her a itny bit of food and all the water she wants, spread out all her toys for her, walked her and she pottied, and she's STILL crying. Even though I know perfectly well that having her spayed was the responsible and necessary thing, I feel like such a bad mommy right now.
Did any of you feel that way after you picked up your little darling from her surgery?
PS: In other news, the preview for "Walk the Line" just played and it looks like it's going to be amazing. Also, sorry for the lack of pictures. Lack of scanner and digital camera equals no pictures :(
OMG! You guys are right, my vet is totally ripping me off!!!
$206 for the procedure based on a 10 lb. dog
$68 for the blood profile
$55 addition for the laser surgery
$23 for the urinalysis
$352 total cost
With someone's advice from my previous post, I got a spaying certificate online and paid $75 and when I called the nearest vet that would take it, they are going to charge me additionally:
$45 pre-op testing and
$40 for extra monitoring because of the 'kind of snout' the BT's have.
I just called another vet and they quoted me at a flat price of $160 for everything no matter what size or what kind of dog I have (but they don't have laser)---but still! She did say since it will be our first time there they will charge a $42 'first visit' fee just to make sure she is okay. I told them what my vet quoted me on and the woman was floored! They said the urinalysis and blood profiling they only do if the dog were older, say like 12 or 13 years old and they were having this procedure done.
I also mentioned how the other place I called said they were going to charge me $40 for the extra monitoring for her snout and she said she never heard of such a thing and that was ridiculous.
I'd like to know what your guys' thoughts are on that...should I ask if they could waive that?? Should I challenge them on it? On Sofie's vet visits they commented that they aren't worried about her snout, that she is fortunate that they don't foresee her having breathing problems.