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Cost Of Tardak?

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midori1999 Mon 08-Aug-11 14:19:44

I wondered if anyone would be able o tell me how much their vets charge for Tardak or if any of the lovely vets would mind saying how much I should expect to pay for it please?

Joolyjoolyjoo Mon 08-Aug-11 14:25:56

Hi, Midori, it works out here at just under £10/ml, so a 30kg dog would need 3mls, so in the region of £30/ injection I would think. Hth

Lizcat Mon 08-Aug-11 14:33:44

We are a bit more than Jooly, but we are further south I think of the top of my head about £46 for a 30kg. You would of course need to add a consult fee to that too.
How long are you looking for the effect? If it is longer than 3 weeks have you heard of Ypozane it is roughly the same price as Tardak (just depends on size of dog) and lasts about 6 months.

midori1999 Mon 08-Aug-11 14:46:51

Thankyou. My own vets are usually extremely reasonable, (their consultation, for example is only £14) but quoted me £117 for the Tardak on a 25KG dog! shock They only quoted me £70 to get him neutered...

I have heard of Ypozane Lizcat, but don't know anyone who has actually used it. I was under the impression though that Tardak would usually last around 5-6 weeks although it could be less in some cases, is that wrong?

The reason I want to use it is prior to neutering as the dog in question is quite fear aggressive, despite our best efforts and my fear is that neutering will make this worse and once it is done obviously there's no going back. For that reason I wanted to avoid Superlorin as those I know who have used that say there is a surge of hormones after about 2-3 weeks which can cause aggression and so I feel that makes it unsuitable for this dog, also, coping with a dog that may become more fearful/aggressive for 6 weeks is preferable to one that is like that for 6 months.

Happy to listen to any advice on the matter though and it would be appreciated.

Lizcat Mon 08-Aug-11 14:52:48

The data sheet for Tardak states that it's effect lasts for 3 weeks. Ypozane probably wouldn't be suitable in this case as it really designed for begnin prostatic hyperplaysia. I have used it in a couple of dogs who had severe prostatic problems, but had other complicating factors that meant they were unsuitable for surgery - sadly for both of them the other problems caused their demise before the 6 months were up.

Joolyjoolyjoo Mon 08-Aug-11 15:53:17

I've never used tardak for fear aggression, tbh. All it will do it knock out some of the testosterone in his system, but not sure testosterone will actually be at the root of his aggression, iyswim. When you say that neutering might make the aggression worse, do you mean the dog will be more fearful (and therefore worse) at the vets?

Agree with lizcat- I have used tardak (usually for prostatic problems) on a 3-weekly basis

midori1999 Mon 08-Aug-11 15:58:58

Sorry, I wasn't very clear. I don't want to have the Tardak for fear aggression, I want the dog neutered, but am worried that neutering will make his fear aggression worse and so hope, by using the Tardak it will give an idea of what this dog will be like when neutered, behaviour wise.

The dog isn't nervous at the vets, but he is nervous in general and especially around other dogs. He used to be the same with people outside of the house, but we have sorted that out, the dog thing is more difficult as where we live people rarely walk there dogs, we have had some improvement though.

Thankyou also Lizcat.

Joolyjoolyjoo Mon 08-Aug-11 16:14:17

Ah right- got you now!

It does sound a bit expensive, especially given that their neutering costs etc seem very reasonable. maybe it's because it comes in a 10ml bottle, and maybe they know they won't use the rest of the bottle before it expires, so charge for the whole bottle rather per ml?? I've known other practices I've worked in before charge whole-vial/ bottle price if it was a drug where we would end up throwing out the rest. If, however, you were having a course of 3 or 4 injections, that probably would use the whole bottle! Did they maybe quote you for the whole course?? Might be worth asking them how that cost is broken down.

Bananamash Wed 10-Aug-11 19:58:31

Hi there,

Just wanted to say that we have used superlorin twice. Would recomend it despite the hormone surge. Yes there is a testosterone surge at about 2 weeks. But it doesn't last long and we just avoided walks with other dogs for a week or so.... Tho saying that he did his KC good cit silver test at 13 days and he had a under his breath grumble at another intact male that practically sat on top of him in the hall but aside from that it was fine. My vet charged £76 for it and of course it last 6m plus. The first time we used it it was about 8months before it wore off. He will probably have the snip before it wears off this time.

midori1999 Thu 11-Aug-11 13:02:19

Thanks. We're going to try the Tardak. Another local vet has quoted £45 and I think it should last long enough to give a picture of what he might be like neutered.

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