Some breeders and adoption agencies require your commitment to spay or neuter the pet. This may be to prevent overpopulation, ensure breed quality, or both. Adoption agencies may include this surgery expense in the adoption fee or may already have spayed or neutered the pet prior to adoption. Find out if a reproduction fee is incorporated into the adoption fee or if it will be an additional expense.
Read More: Who’s In Charge Here?
If you purchase a dog or cat that has not been spayed or neutered, the surgical expense may not be incurred until the pet is several months old, and it will be a one-time investment. You need to add it to the cost of the pet, nonetheless. Check with your pet’s doctor if you already have one or call local veterinarians for an estimate of reproductive surgery so that you can include it in the calculated cost of a pet.
Pic of the Day: Just Dog stuff