Dog Castration Cost

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  • dizziblonde
    dizziblonde Posts: 4,276 Forumite
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    Was quoted about £150 for a collie sized dog relatively recently... ended up paying £55 and getting him done via a subsidized scheme from the rescue we rehomed him from.
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  • About £105 for a collie with us - Manchester area. It is a quick procedure compared to a female.
  • tankgirl1
    tankgirl1 Posts: 4,252 Forumite
    We are in Derbyshire, and the price you have been estimated sounds about right - Our price ranges go from less than 10kg, to 10-30kg, to 30kg and above. This includes obviously pre ga vet check, premed, iv catheter (and fluids for !!!!! spays which cost more - major abdominal surgery), ga drugs etc, qualified nurse monitoring ga, operation itself incl vets time & theatre, waste, kit and laundry costs, consumables, post op care & food in practice, plus a post op check at 2 and 10-12 days post op. Plus pain killers, and antibiotics where needed.
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  • CFC
    CFC Posts: 3,119 Forumite
    At the risk of being booed and hissed, I would say that unless you really want it done, don't. Then you do not have the worry of an unnecessary anaesthetic, infections etc etc.
    IMO there is too much knee jerk reaction about neutering male dogs. Be mindful of what it will help with.
    It will only cure behaviour that is sex drive related and if your dog is constantly under your control then you won't have a problem with him shooting off after a !!!!!, which I think tbh is a very very small risk anyway - put it this way, the chance of losing them because their recall is bad is greater than the chance of them sniffing out a !!!!! in heat and taking off and producing a litter of pups. Neutered males will also piddle in the house if they are in the mood as a kind of territory marking. It doesn't make them more obedient, although my understanding is that most people find they are more food orientated, for good or ill.
    If you have decided it is a good idea then go ahead, everyone's opinions are different.
  • tankgirl1
    tankgirl1 Posts: 4,252 Forumite
    CFC wrote: »
    At the risk of being booed and hissed, I would say that unless you really want it done, don't. Then you do not have the worry of an unnecessary anaesthetic, infections etc etc.
    IMO there is too much knee jerk reaction about neutering male dogs. Be mindful of what it will help with.
    It will only cure behaviour that is sex drive related and if your dog is constantly under your control then you won't have a problem with him shooting off after a !!!!!, which I think tbh is a very very small risk anyway - put it this way, the chance of losing them because their recall is bad is greater than the chance of them sniffing out a !!!!! in heat and taking off and producing a litter of pups. Neutered males will also piddle in the house if they are in the mood as a kind of territory marking. It doesn't make them more obedient, although my understanding is that most people find they are more food orientated, for good or ill.
    If you have decided it is a good idea then go ahead, everyone's opinions are different.


    There is also the risk of testicular and prostatic cancer to bear in mind....... coupled with common behavioral probs I would always recommend true castration, or at least chemical castration.
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  • Thank you for all your replies. The main reason for having him castrated is that my neighbours have 2 female dogs, both of which have come into season within weeks of each other. My dog has been howling like a wolf throughout the night for 5 days in a row and constantly crying to get in the garden when he's inside during the day. My other neighbour can hear the howling through the walls and we can't sleep so we felt that this is our only option.

    My neighbour breeds one of the dogs to sell puppies for cash and I can't see that he'll get the other spayed, even though he's entitled to PDSA treatment. As he's happy to let his dogs leap over the hedge between our gardens despite them being in season (!) I feel that one of us ought to be responsible, so I guess it will have to be me. I've asked him to stop the dogs coming in my garden but this didnt' work so ended up paying for as much of the hedge to be fenced off as I could afford...but they can still get in through the unfenced part. Not ideal, but I've done what I can for now.

    I have just found a vets close to my parents house who will do this for £75, although I do need to check this includes painkillers etc as I didn't think to ask about this at the time. I do wonder if the price I was originally told also relates to whether the vet is in a city or not, the cheaper one is in a tiny village.
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  • Jessw0
    Jessw0 Posts: 78 Forumite
    I paid £100 for a dobermann to be done, in Yorkshire. That was with 10% off, a promotion they were running for that month. My vets seem to be very reasonable, they say they keep the costs of vaccs and things like this down to encourage owners to get it done.
  • kazschow
    kazschow Posts: 436 Forumite
    I've never had a neutered male, pee in the house!!!

    I'm with tankgirl1 the health implications are neought to make me have my boy neutered, I did however wait til he was 3 and fully physically mature, and his growth plates were closed.

    Like Pinkpeach, my boy started to cry and pace if there was a !!!!! in season nearby, he was a very unhappy dog :( The neutering procedure was completely uneventful, he made a full recovery, and is now a calmer more relaxed dog, now he doesn;t have to worry about where his next !!!!! might come from. All the male on male handbags at dawn had completely vanished too, he's the perfect dog :)
  • kjmtidea
    kjmtidea Posts: 1,372 Forumite
    My 9 month old springer spaniel is getting neutered on Monday and it will cost £125. We are in Poole, there are a few slightly cheaper vets but ours is close to us and they are really nice so we will stick to this one :)
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  • We were recently quoted about £130 for our lurcher (in Durham)
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