Oh Dog! It’s Sunday, and it’s time for another visit with me- DeDe!
So did ya ever wonder why there aren’t more low-cost spay/neuter programs available for persons with lower incomes? Well you might want to blame your vet!
It seems that earlier this year, veterinarians protested at a low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to complain that the low-cost program was hurting their business.
The article reports that, according to a study conducted by Brakke Consulting, veterinarians are most concerned about the competition from low-cost programs in their area.
So ya thought your vet was all about making sure your pet is healthy? Maybe it’s all about the Benjamins after all.
We found this article while researching low-cost spay/neuter programs. Ya see, Rumpy’s birthday is next month, and we’d like to do something special for the day. Jen was researching programs that promote spay/neuter services and ran across this article.
It reminded Jen of when we were in Murfreesboro and it came time for shots. It was a requirement that dogs and cats have an annual rabies shot by law, but there was NO clinic in town that would give that shot without charging for a clinic visit- which ranged from $65 to $200. But the local Humane Clinic gave shots only, and even told Jen that she should not give June Buggie a distemper shot. They said that shot wasn’t needed every year, and at 15 years, he had plenty of the vaccine built up in his system. Compare that with our vet’s office that wanted to give Buggie those shots and more.
So…. do YOU think low-cost spay/neuter and other veterinary services should be provided in YOUR community? Or should that only be provided by vet clinics in your area?