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lisad123 Sun 29-May-11 00:23:54

The vet my boy is registered with want to charge me £180 to get him done!
My sisters vets a few towns over charge £80, thats a huge difference. Would it be ok to register him at sisters vet, get him done but then go back to old vets after that?
We go with the vets we have because they have a 24 hospital 2 towns over, otherwise its the one 35 miles away!!

Does anyone know of a voucher scheme for getting dogs done? I was hoping not to do it, but his developed a obession with his blanket [blanket] so think i have no choice

DooinMeCleanin Sun 29-May-11 00:29:45

You can use any vet you want. Why would it be wrong? Dogstrust used to do vouchers and I think the PDSA still do, but you have to be receiving certain benefits.

All dogs should be spayed or neutered, unless they are show dogs etc and you have a very good reason to breed responsibly, regardless of whether or not they hump their favourite blanket.

kid Sun 29-May-11 00:30:42

Is he humping the blanket?
Neutering will not gaurantee to stop that behaviour afaik

Personally, I'd go with whichever vet you trust. Seems a bit steep for the price to be so different. Not sure if there are any schemes, I know there is something available for cats, have you tried to google your area?

BitOfFun Sun 29-May-11 00:31:32

If you are on benefits, the Dogs' Trust subsidise the op with your local vet so you only pay thirty quid or so.

DooinMeCleanin Sun 29-May-11 00:33:55

'Neutering will not guarantee to stop that behaviour afaik' No only training will do that, but neutering might help. Devil Dog humps less now he has been done, but still gets over excited and dry humps other dogs or cats during play hmm

LordOfTheFlies Sun 29-May-11 00:39:23

Check out exactly what you get for your money and ask your vet why there is such a difference.
Does the £80 one include follow up appointment and any meds ( thinking painkillers, those lampshades to stop them worrying the wound)
Add on a 70 mile round trip (or two)
You might be able to haggle !

kid Sun 29-May-11 00:40:31

Teddy hasn't been done and will not be done and so far (touch wood) hasn't started humping!
He does cuddle every dog he meets with front paws around their neck and wrestles them to the floor!

coccyx Sun 29-May-11 09:17:49

please get dog neutered.......look around the rescue places, too many

kid Sun 29-May-11 09:54:47

"please get dog neutered.......look around the rescue places, too many"

Assuming your last comment was to me, I couldn't ever go through the risk of getting my dog neutered. My heart was broken just over a year ago and I couldn't face ever going through that again.

chickchickchicken Sun 29-May-11 13:00:07

we took our youngest dog to a vet further away as it was cheaper. i trusted vet and we were very pleased to save £40. our local vet was aware we had done this and it wasnt a problem

i would definitely have a dog neutered.

if you are on any means tested benefit then you can get a voucher from dogs trust which means you pay (i think) the first £30 or from pdsa where you pay the first £50. prices may be slightly out as i looked into about a year ago to get a dog neutered that i was helping to rehome. we were able to take her to the local vet and owner paid £30 with dogs trust paying the rest. it was a condition of us looking for a home for her as i personally believe it is irresponsible to not neuter (unless in rare circumstances).

midori1999 Sun 29-May-11 15:21:59

Have the other vets quoted you the £80 for your own dog? It may well be that they are just cheaper, but cost varies dependant on the size of dog and therefore the amount of anaesthetic they need etc.

Neutering may or may not stop him humping his blanket though (or anything else for that matter!) and depending on his age, might actually make it less easy to prevent the behaviour in future. ( I know numerous friends with neutered males that hump incessantly having been neutered at 6 months old)

Humping is pretty standard behaviour for male andfemale dogs in play, but can be solved behaviourally. I have an entire male here who doesn't hump a thing and can be trusted to behave around the girls, even when they are in season (although obviously only nder very strict supervision!). However, he will have to be neutered because logistically having an un-neutered male dog in our house with three entire girls when he will never be used to breed requires quite a lot of management and it is fairer to him to be neutered IMO.

NamyMcChanger Sun 29-May-11 17:46:55

Use any vet you want, 'tis fine.

How old is he? Just like bitches I would be very wary of neutering too young.

A lot of hormonal teenage behaviour will just be grown out of.

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