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    During our last vet visit I broached the spay topic and pricing. Now you know living in NYC they seem to charge an arm and leg for everything. The vet gave me the choice between two options. Option 1: is the regular spay with a price of $468-$488 (depending on her weight at the time) which includes everything including the pre-spay panel, Option 2: is the laparoscopic procedure with a price of $888. There is a sell towards the laparoscopic procedure due to a speedier recovery time.

    My question to allis which did you opt for and how much did you pay?

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    the laproscopic procedure wasn't an option at my vet, so Brooke had the regular spay. The day she came home and the next morning were AWFUL but more because of the affect the anesthesia had on her than the actual operation. Afterwards she returned to her normal self even faster than she healed (trying to run up the stairs and jump on the bed and couch). Good luck! I know how nerve wracking it can be trying to make these decisions for our babies.

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    We just had the regular spay. Never heard of laparoscopic actually. Healing time was fine for Miila, she healed fast actually. Cant remember how much for her spay itself since she also had cherry eye and pallet surgery at the same time. Would guess in the $400 area.

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    laparoscopic wasn't available at the time we had Banks spayed -- but she had no issues with the regular spay and healed up in no time
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    If you don't mind taking a trip across the GW, there are a bunch of places in NJ that offer low cost spay/neutering. People for Animals in Hillside do it but not for bulldogs. I know that the animal hospital in Caldwell does. Not sure of the price tho, Abby is still too young.

    http://www.spaynj.org/

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    You would think that the laparoscopy wouldn't be so ridiculously priced, it is a much faster and easier procedure for them to perform. How large of a scar/incisions did the girls have? What were the side effects of the anesthesia? I want to schedule her and take a few days off to be with her. I figure I schedule her for a Friday and take the following Monday and Tuesday off. That way I am home with her for a straight four days. How old were your girls when you had the spay done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzymammabee View Post
    You would think that the laparoscopy wouldn't be so ridiculously priced, it is a much faster and easier procedure for them to perform. How large of a scar/incisions did the girls have? What were the side effects of the anesthesia? I want to schedule her and take a few days off to be with her. I figure I schedule her for a Friday and take the following Monday and Tuesday off. That way I am home with her for a straight four days. How old were your girls when you had the spay done?

    Banks was just about 7 months... she is 6 now and no scar to be seen. If I remember correctly, she bounced right back and we had to keep her gated off in a room so she could not play with Nitschke.
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    @2BullyMama....thanks. I am thinking maybe around the 6-8 month mark. Know what the average age is for a first heat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzymammabee View Post
    @2BullyMama ....thanks. I am thinking maybe around the 6-8 month mark. Know what the average age is for a first heat?
    I'm think right about the same, but a better question for @Davidh or @desertskybulldogs
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    Our vet does the conventional spay between 4 -5 hundred. Plus they will usually go into heat between 6 to 8 months of age, sometimes a little older. I thing Jewel went into heat at 9 months old.
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    @Davidh -- thanks. I am leaning toward having it done before her first heat. We go to visit my dad and he will also be babysitting for us when we go on vacation at the end of the year. Dad is a strong believer in leaving his dogs intact. I don't want to take any chances that we might be on vac and she goes into heat and his crazy shin tzu gets to her.

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    @Bizzymammabee That's a good idea, it's always best to spay or neuter, if you don't plan on breeding.
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