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    Unhappy The (high) cost of neutering a bulldog.

    There must have been something in my life somewhere that makes me not trust people on instinct. You guys might remember when I initially got a quote on getting Remi neutered, which was between $450-$500. Only having cats spayed/neutered, I was blown away by the dollar signs. One of Remi's testicles didn't drop at that point, so it was a worst case scenario. I was also slightly irritated at my vet, who is by far not a people person and kind of rude and judgemental about how you take care of your pet.

    I took Remi to another vet, which I've had great experience with for emergency care, for a second opinion. However, this time, I was super annoyed because the doctor was pushing science diet on me. I was like seriously?! Stop talking. I actually said, "yeah, I can't do that" LOL...

    The quote they gave us was closer to $700-$800 for the same procedure. AND the vet said she was 98% sure she found the undropped testicle. Again, I'm totally blown away. I thought the cost would be the same, or slightly more, but not that much. PLUS - All my friends think I'm nuts. Somehow they are getting their animals neutered for less than $100 bucks. It's hard to explain to them that those discount places won't even consider operating on a high risk breed like the bulldog. Not to mention I don't want to take my dog to some facility the equivalent to some back alley abortion shindig.

    So, I guess we're going back to the first vet. I keep having this twinge in the back of my head though - do you think vets try to charge bully owners more because they think we're loaded??? Or am I nuts? Paranoid even?



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    I think you should shop around more. Those quotes seem really high....even for a cryptorchid surgery......

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    Default Re: The (high) cost of neutering a bulldog.

    Pricing really goes by where you live. Both estimates you were given sound about right for NYC. You can opt to go to the humane society for a low spay/neuter price. The problem with that is that most of them only do it on a first come basis and you have to get there really early. I had an animal done by the ASPCA many eons ago and other than the inconvenience of the early morning, I was satisfied with their services. I had Raven spayed by our private vet for the same cost that you were originally quoted. That was more about convenience for us as well as just really liking my vet and the way he handles her.

    Good luck in choosing. You can also look around because there are many charities that you can buy a low cost spay/neuter certificate from and there are a great deal of reputable vets that are part of the service providers. If you go to friendsofanimals.org you can plug in your zip code and see if you can buy the certificate for your area.
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    Default Re: The (high) cost of neutering a bulldog.

    It does seem alot of money but I suppose the price is increased because of the undropped testicle. And as previously mentioned I'm sure geography comes into it alot. Still does seem a big wad of cash though!!

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    Oh my gosh :-o and i thought the quote i had of 75 was a lot and was considering shopping around to see if theyr the same prices at other vets lol. Im not sure what the equivilant is of and $ but it seems a lot x
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    Yes shop around to be 100% honest it only cost us $245 to have our girl spayed and $1,178.60 for everything she had done so I'd be asking them to break down for you why they are charging so much for neutering even with an undropped testicle, here's the breakdown our vet gave us!!!! -imageuploadedbytapatalk1356634928-364301-jpg


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    Default Re: The (high) cost of neutering a bulldog.

    Jake's "missing jewel" did drop at about 9 months..we had him neutered AND an umbilical hernia repaired for $350.

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    Default Re: The (high) cost of neutering a bulldog.

    My vet told me it would be about $450 and that was for her to be spayed and kept over night and most of the next day. Also that was including if I wanted some of her tail to be removed during surgery so without that it would be about $350 to $375. The first price seems about right but if you dont like him personally then find a different vet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpeasmom2008 View Post
    My vet told me it would be about $450 and that was for her to be spayed and kept over night and most of the next day. Also that was including if I wanted some of her tail to be removed during surgery so without that it would be about $350 to $375. The first price seems about right but if you dont like him personally then find a different vet!
    Just being a nosey bee but.. How come she has to have her tail removed? Im only asking as Meekos tail is a bit longer than usual and im curious more than anything x
    Xx.Demari-Jay & Meeko.xX

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    Default Re: The (high) cost of neutering a bulldog.

    I know an undescended testicle tends to add more to the price since they have to do some exploration. When I got my quotes for Raven we got the $400-500 range for the regular spay and the $800-1000 for the laser spay.
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    Default Re: The (high) cost of neutering a bulldog.

    I have been quoted a little over $800.00 for a neuter and a hernia repair when Winston is one year. The prices are crazy.

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    Check your Inbox I PM'd you info for my Vet, he and his staff are WELL worth it ! they are Bully Experts ! ! ! We even Board there! @ModernFemme

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