Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Stitches are Off

The stitches are off! Dog Neutering Vet Bill Cost edition.

Not the vetties again. I know the vets are real pretty, but I've been put to shame more than enough.
Yes, after one week of feeling down and lonely for having lost his balls, Puppy Brown is now a bonafide offspring-less bachelor.

Warning: Do not try this at home. Dr. M is a licensed vet with a few years of experience under her belt.
Dr. M snipped the stitches as quickly as possible. No more E-collars for us! Of course, he still had to deal with a few hands restraining him on the vet's metal table during the process.

Not all hands were there to restrain him. One was just keeping him distracted. Puppy Brown is a sucker for chin scratches.

Castration Costs:

Procedure: 2,500 php (roughly $70)
Antibiotics: 4.50 php x 2 capsules/day  x 7 days= 63 php (less than $2)
E-colllar: Free (but if you need one, shih tzu sized e-collars cost around 200-350 php)
Betadine (for wound application): 100 php ($2.5)
Cotton: 15 php (less than $0.50)
Transportation: Location dependent.

Approximately, $75. Not bad. We're so lucky Dr. M didn't charge us for having the stitches removed.

Some things to consider:

Bloodworks: 900 php (roughly $23)
Additional Medication and Recovery food: 500-1000 php ($12 - $24)
Additional Vet Check-ups: 250 php/visit ($7/check-up)

How much was your vet bill when you got your dog neutered?


  1. Dui was about $180 because he was a small dog....we didn't have any medication to take home, just washed the wound twice a day with disinfectant, and SHE took out the two stitches at home. Dui was very cooperative. His personality hasn't changed one IOTA!

  2. Ahhhh, sending lots of healing vibes. Mom doesn't remember my bill
    Lily & Edward

  3. So glad to see the surgery went well. Take a good rest!

    Momo & Pinot xo

  4. Bruce was neutered when I got him, and I got a shelter discount for Faolan's neuter.

  5. Hooray! We are so glad that everything went well. Puppy Brown, we send you lots of love and purrs -- we bet you don't even miss your "friends" now! :)

  6. Ouch!! I feel your pain! All's well that end's well, though :) xx

  7. Hey there Puppy Brown. It had to be done.
    Weenie was already fixed when Mommy adopted him
    but then hen was 10 years old then.

    ♥♥♥Mona & Prissy


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