Debbie L. Gubala
Debbie L. Gubala

if people don't spay and neuter their pets because it is too expensive then maybe the veterinarians need to lower the rates for these operations. That would be sensible.

L David Farr
L David Farr
  • Debbie L. Gubala

Or at least volunteer for Free Spay & Neuter Week! We should start to to that, right?

Meike Shaffer
Meike Shaffer
  • Debbie L. Gubala

The sad truth is that veterinarians are the biggest opponents to low cost spay/neuter clinics, because it cuts into their profits. Really makes you question why they became vets.

Olivia Morrissette
Olivia Morrissette
  • Debbie L. Gubala

If vets lower their fees much more, they'll have to cut costs somewhere, or close up shop. We don't want that. Unfortunately, people get a dog or at cat without knowing what they're getting into, and believe that the only expense is food and the rabies vaccine, which is required by law. Neutering should be required by law also, on account of the harm caused by dog and cat overpopulation.

Denise Lapointe
Denise Lapointe
  • Debbie L. Gubala

Vet's have to make a living too.There are expenses to maintaining an office, staff, medication, supplies and otherwise making a living. If you want a pet, you should consider the total of expenses. There are plenty of spay/neuter clinics available and other supportive organisations. If you get a pet and don't look after it properly in all ways you are an irresponsible, selfish pet owner. I didn't get my dogs until I had the time to pay proper attention to them and the resources to take care of them.

Kim Crowdis
Kim Crowdis
  • Debbie L. Gubala

I had several of my cats fixed by vets whose main business was spay/neuter. One vet used to pick up and deliver the animals. Another vet did 10 to 20 spay/neuter each day at his clinic.

John Browne
John Browne
  • Debbie L. Gubala

Ya don't need a vet to neuter ya dog. A rubber band works perfectly well.

Robin R Weiss
Robin R Weiss
  • Debbie L. Gubala

In know where I live there are many places all over our city where people can take their pet for low cost spay/neuter. Even so, if someone cannot afford to spay or neuter their pet how are they going to afford the regular vet costs each year including the surprises when your pet gets sick and needs to go to the vet or the medication they need or the heartworm meds and pest control meds for animals who go outside a lot? Getting a pet fixed is only the beginning of what will be thousands and...

In know where I live there are many places all over our city where people can take their pet for low cost spay/neuter. Even so, if someone cannot afford to spay or neuter their pet how are they going to afford the regular vet costs each year including the surprises when your pet gets sick and needs to go to the vet or the medication they need or the heartworm meds and pest control meds for animals who go outside a lot? Getting a pet fixed is only the beginning of what will be thousands and sometimes many thousands of dollars over the lifetime of the pet. If that is a cost one can not take on they should make the decision to get a pet that does not come with many built in costs such as smaller furries like mice, gerbils, rats or fish.

Robin R Weiss
Robin R Weiss
  • Debbie L. Gubala

Olivia Morrissette I agree to an extent on your last statement but I think that if we were to pass a law and make it mandatory for ALL cats and dogs to be fixed and most people followed this law (there always a few that don't) how long before there are no more dogs and cats. I do think that mixed breeds should be fixed but there are people out there who love their specific breed and if they are breeding their babies in a great home environment and the babies are getting love and family...

Olivia Morrissette I agree to an extent on your last statement but I think that if we were to pass a law and make it mandatory for ALL cats and dogs to be fixed and most people followed this law (there always a few that don't) how long before there are no more dogs and cats. I do think that mixed breeds should be fixed but there are people out there who love their specific breed and if they are breeding their babies in a great home environment and the babies are getting love and family attention from day one and they are in NO WAY even close to a puppy mill, although I know this is not a popular opinion with many people, I do not think they should be required to fix their cats and dogs. Essentially we would be intentionally causing an extinction imho.

Angel Gacr
Angel Gacr
  • Debbie L. Gubala

There are so many organizations in the US that offer low cost spay and neuter programs. People don't try hard enough, and more often than not, the reason I hear from people as to why they haven't had their pet fixed is actually due to apathy - "I didn't/ couldn't get around to it"

Debby Van Curen Kenimond

It is only $50. at Face and they act so much beter. My dog drove me nuts when the girls around here were in heat.n.

Susan Dumas
Susan Dumas

No idea why people don't neuter their pets...just very selfish probably.

Bonnie J Block-Lee
Bonnie J Block-Lee

I should've known this.

Cathleen Rabe
Cathleen Rabe

One litter of puppies will easily cost the price of spaying or neutering, if you feed the puppies properly after they start to ween off mom.

Chrissi Matusevics
Chrissi Matusevics

my cat wasn't well enough to be neutered, as she had been a rescue from an owner who fed her as a kitten, and young cat on dog food until when at 2 years old she finally came into season- but after she'd finished she was taken in to the RSPCA who used to neuter for free. I also read a book- the Natural Cat, where the author said if neutering was delayed, until after puberty the animal could still have a sex life, but without the problem of pregnancy some people could well be influenced by...

my cat wasn't well enough to be neutered, as she had been a rescue from an owner who fed her as a kitten, and young cat on dog food until when at 2 years old she finally came into season- but after she'd finished she was taken in to the RSPCA who used to neuter for free. I also read a book- the Natural Cat, where the author said if neutering was delayed, until after puberty the animal could still have a sex life, but without the problem of pregnancy some people could well be influenced by that- and the 'if they are allowed to have one litter it is better for their health' idea as well as the cost- in the Uk there are charities who either neuter animals themselves for free, like Blue Cross, the PDSA, or the RSPCA or like the Cats Protection who offer vouchers for free neutering so in reality there should be no excuse- and of course animals from these rescue centres are either already neutered, or come with a free neutering voucher.

Mary Jo La France
Mary Jo La France

All of thee above. I have heard everything. The other night a women told me she hasn't fixed her male Pit bull mix (who is know to be aggressive) because she's earthy. Sigh! Come on folks there is no room in the Inn. Please be responsible pet owners. Thank you.

Laura Scherer
Laura Scherer

Lowering the cost of spay/neut is one great solution. There are low cost s/n clinics if people knew where to look for them or people have the other archaic ideas - like its not good for animal. Unfortunately there is a lot of ignorance in this world and a lot of people do not realize that it DOES cost to properly take care of the animals they get and once the animal has a problem it becomes disposable. Education is probably the key, but people only learn what they want.

Jacqui Hogan
Jacqui Hogan

Isn't it funny how people can afford to BUY a dog or cat but not to look after it properly (and have it neutered). We've always adopted cats from the RSPCA etc. where it is a REQUIREMENT of adoption that they are neutered.

On the topic of vet's charging a lot, well they are in business. Would you be willing to work for free in your day job? In any case, many animal charities will help with costs. The truth is that many people just can't be bothered.

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