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Low Fee Spay/Neuter Program
The Connecticut Humane Society is committed to reducing pet overpopulation and improving the quality of pets’ lives. Spaying (for females) and neutering (for males) are surgical procedures that ensure your pet cannot reproduce. Pets experience many benefits in addition to the positive impact spaying and neutering has on the pet overpopulation problem. Learn more
To learn more about the Fox Clinic spay/neuter program and to schedule an appointment for this important procedure, please review the information below:
Prior to surgery, we require a pre-surgical examination (pre-op) for your pet with one of the staff veterinarians. The cost of this appointment is $25.00. These examinations are scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. The exams are for healthy pets with no medical concerns. If the veterinarian feels your pet is not healthy enough for surgery, the appointment will not proceed. Instead the veterinarian will recommend a more comprehensive appointment to discuss diagnostics and medical treatment. You may also choose to schedule a regular office examination any day of the week (Monday - Friday). The cost of these examinations is $42.00 for routine visits and $42.00 - $50.00 for medical cases.
The recommended age requirement for spaying and neutering is four months and older.
Learn about what your pet will go through in a spay/neuter surgery.
For the overall health of your pet, we recommend that you consider the services below at the time of your spay/neuter appointment.
Retained Deciduous Teeth (the failure to lose baby teeth):
Recommended Vaccinations/Diagnostic Testing for Dogs
DHPP/DHLPP (Distemper/Hepatitis/Parainfluenza/Parvovirus/Leptospirosis): Annual vaccination. These diseases are debilitating, highly contagious and can cause death. Vaccination fee is $22.00
Lyme disease: This is a bacterial disease transmitted by the deer tick. The vaccination is recommended for any dogs that are exposed to ticks. Vaccination fee is $26.00
Bordetella: a vaccination given to prevent tracheobronchitis (kennel cough), a highly contagious virus and bacterium causing a dry hacking that can persist for six or more weeks. This vaccine is indicated for those dogs entering boarding kennels or grooming salons. Vaccination fee is $22.00
Heartworm/Lyme/Anaplasmosis/Erlichia Test: Canine heartworm is the most dangerous of all canine parasites. It is spread by mosquitoes, so all dogs are at risk. A positive heartworm test can put your dog at a higher risk for undergoing anesthesia. For this reason, if your dog is six months of age or older we recommend a heartworm test prior to anesthesia. Test fee is $44.00 and includes diagnostics for the following tick-borne diseases: Lyme, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis.
Recommended Vaccinations/Diagnostic Testing for Cats
Feline Distemper/FVRCP (Distemper/Rhinotracheitis/Calici/Panleukopenia): Annual vaccination. These diseases are highly contagious and can cause death. Vaccination is your pet’s only protection. Vaccination fee is $17.00
Feline Leukemia: Similar to the Aids virus, the FeLV virus severely depresses the immune system so that the cat’s body can’t fight off infection and other diseases. The feline leukemia virus is a major cause of death in cats and the vaccine is recommended for outdoor cats. Testing for feline leukemia should be done prior to vaccination. Vaccination fee is $17.00 (If done at same time as FVRCP, the combination fee is $24.00)
Feline Leukemia/FIV Test (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus): Both of these viruses are a major cause of death in cats. There is no successful treatment. It is important to test all cats as these diseases can be transmitted from mother to newborn or can lay dormant in a cat for years before becoming symptomatic. Test fee is $44.00