Why should you spay or neuter your dog?
Your companion will live a longer, healthier life and you will experience fewer headaches if you get him or her spayed or neutered.
What are the benefits of spaying and neutering?
1. The odds of breast cancer and dangerous uterine infections in females and prostate problems and testicular cancer in males can be greatly reduced.
2. Reduction of the frustration in resisting the natural urge to mate. Your pet will be less distracted, more easily trained, and a happier member of your family.
3. Your pet’s need to roam in search of a mate will be lessened, thus decreasing the chances that your pet will become lost, get into fights with other animals, or be hit by a car.
4. Eliminates the messy heat cycles in females and attracting unwanted males.
5. Spaying or neutering reduces your pet’s tendency to bite. However, your pet will still be protective of his/her home and family even after being altered. Aggression is different from protectiveness.
6. Spraying, wailing, marking territory, or making inappropriate sexual approaches toward people or objects.
7. The extra expense for food or veterinary care in the event of an unexpected litter of puppies.
8. Many communities offer lower licensing fees and other benefits for spayed or neutered companion animals.
Canine Spaying and Neutering
Minimum requirements: Puppies must be at least 8 weeks old, weigh 3 pounds, and be in good general health. Dogs must not weigh more than 40 pounds. Please see our Pre-Operative Information Page for more info.
Canine Female Spay – $85 Canine Male Neuter – $75
(Package Price includes routine spay or neuter, brief physical exam, pre-operative pain relief, pain relief for at home recovery, anesthesia, and nail trim)
Wellness Bloodwork – $75 (Optional – Must be done one month to 2-3 days before surgery date.)
For dogs 8 years and older, a catheter is required – $20
Certain conditions may require additional fees:
|Female Canine Conditions|
|Spaying a pregnant dog||$20.00 – $40.00||Depends on pregnancy trimester:
1st Trimester – plus $20
2nd Trimester – plus $30
3rd Trimester – plus $40
|Spaying a dog in heat||$20.00|
|Spaying an obese dog||$20.00||Additional layer of fat covering their abdominal area can cause complications and a longer surgery|
|Hydrometra||$40.00 – $60.00||Reproductive infection causing a fluid-filled uterus:
Grade 1 – plus $40
Grade 2 – plus $60
|Pyometra||$60.00||Reproductive infection requiring a Convenia (antibiotic) injection|
|Male Canine Conditions|
|Cryptorchid||$50.00||One or two undescended testicles|
|General Canine Conditions|
|Umbilical Hernia||$10.00 – $30.00||Depends on severity of hernia|
|Dew Claw Removal||$20.00 – $40.00||Depends on level of attachment to the dog’s leg|
Only looking for vaccines for your pet? View our walk-in vaccine clinic pricing.
Additional services offered at the time of surgery:
Heartworms – Heartworms in dogs can lead to significant surgical complications. We strongly recommend heartworm testing be performed on your dog no more than 12 months prior to surgery and monthly heartworm prevention is given. The American Heartworm Society (https://www.heartwormsociety.org/) provides a more in-depth look into these parasites and the problems they cause.
Late Fee Notice – A late fee of $10 per pet will be imposed for every 10 minutes past the scheduled pick-up time. Pets not picked up after 30 minutes will be taken to the CatSnip Business Office in Woodstock, where they can be picked up between 8:30 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, upon payment of the late fee and a $100 per pet overnight care fee. Project CatSnip is not equipped with boarding facilities. Any animal that is not picked up after one day will be taken to the nearest county Animal Control. Any fines imposed by Animal Control will be the responsibility of the animal’s owner. Please be on time to avoid these unnecessary charges.