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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Low cost spay/neuter clinics in the High Desert?
Last Post by thumz at 9/23/2007 8:12 PM (23 Replies)
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User is Offline thumz
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9/06/2007 6:21 PM

 hello everybody! does anybody know any low cost clinics in the high desert area or even the areas close to it? the cheapest i could find was a couple of vets charging $100 for neuter. nothing less than that. i would appreciate all the help


User is Offline Floppy
Bay Area, CA
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9/06/2007 9:56 PM

$100 isn't bad -  that was the cost my local humane society was asking, however

I was able to find something better w the help of  another member here...(hopefully

you will get some help with that too..) Floppy's vet was asking 300.00 for him be

neutered...so yeah I won't be able to help you with finding something low cost but

this was a helpful link I got when I asked about finding a vet and such....

http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/vet.html

hope thats somewhat helpful... goodluck!

 

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User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
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9/07/2007 1:05 PM

OK I plead stupidity, what is the "High Desert Area?" I'm a western gal and that terminology is new to me. Arizona? New Mexico? California? or....? Your profile does not say.  Oh and by the way, welcome!


User is Offline thumz
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9/07/2007 4:26 PM

 ahahahah! thanks scarlet rose! i have actually been a member for a little while but, don't have many posts. high desert is the area in southern california that's close to las vegas i would say. it includes areas like barstow, victorville, apple valley, hesperia, adelanto, etc. i actually booked an appointment on this vet out here for $100, tomorrow morning. i got my 2 mini-lop bunnies 3 months ago, both of them was "supposedly" females but, unfortunately one grew up to be a boy... now i'm facing a potential pregnancy as i realized the deal kind of late.. hopefully, i'll find good homes for the babies.. thanks everybody for your posts


User is Offline BB
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9/07/2007 11:24 PM

I was actually going to comment that $100 sounds reasonable. I know that some low cost spay neuter clinics may be half of that, but not all are rabbit savvy enough. You want to make sure that any vet you go to is rabbit savvy enough as neutering/spaying a rabbit is different than a cat and dog. And I'm not saying cheap AND rabbit savvy can't go hand and hand, just make sure that you also make your decision based on a vet that has tons of experience on rabbits. This is soooooo important. For example, if your vet says to fast your bunny prior to surgery - run the other way.

Here is a link to more screening questions you should ask http://rabbit.org/faq/sections/vet....#questions

Keep us updated!


User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
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9/08/2007 6:50 AM
Thanks for the info Thumbz! I thought it was in sunny CA but was not sure. Also I saw 4 posts by your member name and assumed that you were new. Sorry *blush*

User is Offline thumz
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9/08/2007 3:38 PM
unfortunately something serious happened today and i had to postpone my appointment for next week. thanks for the info binkybunny!

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
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9/08/2007 5:37 PM
I hope that everything is OK.

User is Offline thumz
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9/08/2007 6:10 PM

thank you scarlet rose. everything is ok now, i was just disappointed i didn't get to have the surgery done today. hopefully by next week


User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
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9/09/2007 12:07 PM
Oh OK, you're welcome. I was just a little worried about you but am glad to know it's all OK and just the surgery is put off. When is the next date for it?

User is Offline thumz
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9/09/2007 12:37 PM
well, actually the nurse at the vet's told me she was going to call me on monday & arrange the new date so... just waiting for the call

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
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9/09/2007 12:43 PM
Ah I see, hopefully it will be soon! Let us know when the new date is set!

User is Offline thumz
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9/21/2007 3:45 PM
i'm so excited!! we just got back from this animal hospital i found out here, where they perform low cost neuter. finally, peanut got neutered and guess for how much.. $40!! they actually charge $50-$75 depending on bunny size but, i guess mine was even below that! lol! but, i'm mostly excited about the staff and the vet. he seemed like he did a great job and peanut is bright and with an appetite! they put him a collar though, so, that he doesn't lick on or bite the stiches [which by the way are the dissolvable ones]. they told me to keep them on for 5 days..? is that correct? anyway, this is the update! can't wait to get nutmeg spayed now! lol! the cheapest price i found on spaying was $140. they are only 4 months old so, i guess she can wait a little bit more

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
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9/21/2007 5:01 PM
Wow that's fantastic! It sounds like you were happy with them too which really helps. Peanut is a lucky fella to have such a caring human!

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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9/21/2007 5:05 PM

honestly, I've never seen a rabbit with a collar for post neuter surgery.   They usually don't do that to rabbits.   So they want you to keep the collar on the rabbit for five days?  Or were you talking about the stitches - you just keep them on until they come off.   Well, I really don't feel comfortable going against your vets advice.  This is just not the way I have seen it done UNLESS, a bunny starts in on it, but over the years, seeing so many recently spayed and neutered rabbits, I can tell you I have only seen one have to wear a collar. 

Did anyone else have to have a collar for their bunny? 

Spaying is much more complicated and so please be sure that this vet also knows what they are doing and have the experience to spay a bunny before you have nutmeg spayed.  It's not the same as cats and dogs.

I am glad that peanut is doing so well....YEAH!!! The fact that he has an appetite already is good news! Just make sure he is pooping too.  


User is Offline osprey
Los Altos, California
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9/21/2007 5:32 PM

The cone strikes me as a little strange too.  We have had one bunny that I know of use one, a female who kept ripping out her stitches and getting herself infected (ouch!)  What about his cecals?  If he has on a collar, he cannot eat them, right?


User is Offline thumz
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9/21/2007 6:11 PM
yes, he poops, too. i help him with the food a little bit because he seems to struggle. and no, he can't eat his cecals, osprey. he can't touch them at all-lol. and like i said binkybunny, the vet suggested i shouldn't remove the cone [not the stitches] for 5 days. i have read that it could be kept for a couple of days but, not 5. i really don't know. you think i should remove it and see how he does without it? i don't know. maybe i'll leave it for at least a couple of days. we'll see..
thank you all for your replies!!

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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9/21/2007 7:36 PM

Well, I am not advising you to go against your vet, but just to do what you think is best. Maybe you can take it off when you are around so you can watch him and then judge for yourself when you see how he does.


User is Offline thumz
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9/21/2007 7:52 PM
oh i know binkybunny. i'll just see how it goes and take it from there. thanks!

User is Offline Sarita
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9/22/2007 1:20 AM
Please remember too that the male can still impregnante a female for up to 30 days after his neuter - once the female is spayed pregnancy is not an issue though. So please consider this and don't put them together right away after his neuter. That's really why it's better to get the female spayed first if you have a male/female pair.
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