These prices are current as of March 01, 2018.
Health Exam: $40
– Prevention against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia
– Prevention against feline leukemia and feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus,and panleukopenia
Rabies 1yr: $12
– For canines at least 3 months
Rabies 3yr: $30
– Felines must be current on 1 year rabies
Parasite Screening & Prevention
Comprehensive Fecal $40
– Fecal examinations are an important component of the routine exams for canines. It is important to perform these tests in a manner that maximizes detection of parasitic infections. We perform both a fecal float and a direct smear for comprehensive analysis. This will screen for the following: Giardia, coccidia, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, etc.
Deworming (oral): $10-15
– This consists of three doses of premeasured fenbendazole liquid dewormer. This is a very broad spectrum dewormer.
Tapeworm injection: $10
– Tapeworms are associated with flea infestation. Unless you effectively treat for fleas at the same time as the tapeworm treatment, it is likely that the tapeworms will return.
Ear Mite treatment/diagnosis: $10
Ear mites live on blood. We give an injection of ivermectin to kill all mites on the body. Topicals often only kill the mites in the ears. It is important to treat all animals in contact with infected animal and to follow up with treatment 2 weeks later. Treating the environment is also beneficial if possible.
Felines can contract parasites from eating directly off the ground,
drinking out of puddles, grooming, and from other things.
Flea & Tick Prevention
– It’s topical and lasts for one month. Cost per cat is $14, regardless of weight.
Capstar 24 hour flea control: $8-10
Seresto collar: $55
We have added Seresto collars for the protection of your cat against fleas AND ticks. These collars offer 8 months of protection. Normally, we do not recommend flea and tick collars, but the Seresto collars are made by Bayer and are very effective. They are the most cost effective form of flea control we offer.
If your cat still has fleas following the treatment, no matter what treatment, then it means you need to treat your house. Be sure to treat all pets in the house at the same time for maximum efficacy.
Adult fleas live on your cat and contaminate the animal’s environment with immature flea stages. Look for black specks on your pet to determine if your pet has fleas.
Heartworm testing in cats is not routinely offered at Budget Vet because of the inherent inaccuracy in testing cats for heartworms. All cats that go outdoors in the Southeast would benefit from heartworm prevention. Which prevention we recommend depends on your cat’s individual circumstances. If you would like to discuss heartworm prevention, either call or email us to discuss this.
Feline Felv/FIV test: $40
Preoperative labwork: $65 (includes: Mini chemistry, CBC for felines)
Full Screening labwork cats: $150 (includes: CBC, full chemistry, Felv/FIV test, electrolytes, urinalysis, thyroid)
Comprehensive Labwork for Sick Cats. $225(includes CBC, Full Chemistry profile, extended chemistry profile, electrolytes, urinalysis, Thyroid, FelV/FIV test, comprehensive fecal)
Q. Do you provide dentals on patients that are having sterile surgery (spay, neuter, declaw, etc)?
Unfortunately, we do not offer this service.
Neuter & Spay Surgery
Feline castration: $45
Feline spay: $75
Feline c-section: $500
Feline declaw: $130 (front only)
Q. What do I need to know about declawing?
We recommend that all declaws be done on young cats less than 10 lbs. We may refuse to do larger cats if we believe they will have difficulty with the surgery. Cats over 10lbs will be required to also purchase oral antibiotics for an additional amount up to $20. All cats can have a declaw at the same time as the spays and neuters.
Q. What is included in the spay & neuter surgery price?
Procedure, anesthesia, and pain medication, capstar flea treatment, nail trim on indoor cats. Pain medication for cats is a transdermal medication that is administered on the skin and absorbed into the system. This decreases the stress of medicating your cat following surgery. We also provide a starter bag of shredded paper to use as litter for the post surgical period. We recommend no clay litter or other dusty material that may stick to the surgical site for 2 weeks following surgery.
Q. Are e-collar’s required?
No, but they are recommended (ONLY required for declaws) and the cost varies between $7- $15, according to the size (E-Collar price not included).
Q. Do they stay overnight for observation?
No, unless it is an emergency situation.
Q. When is the earliest they can get fixed?
2 pounds minimum, 8 weeks.
*****ALL CATS AND KITTENS 12 WEEKS AN OLDER ARE REQUIRED TO BE VACCINATED FOR RABIES AT THE TIME OF SURGERY. YOU MUST BRING WRITTEN PROOF OF VACCINATION AT CHECK IN. PROOF CONSISTS OF A CERTIFICATE FROM A LICENSED VETERINARIAN. TAGS ARE NOT CONSIDERED PROOF. IF WRITTEN PROOF IS NOT PROVIDED AT CHECK IN, YOUR CAT WILL BE VACCINATED AT THE TIME OF SURGERY. WE CANNOT VACCINATE CATS ONCE THEY ARE AWAKE DUE TO SAFETY ISSUES–CATS RECOVERING FROM ANESTHESIA ARE VERY DISORIENTED AND CAN BE AGGRESSIVE. FOR THIS REASON YOU MUST BRING PROOF OF RABIES AT CHECK IN, NOT WHEN YOU PICK UP.*****
Additional Surgical Charges
Pregancy surcharge: $15-50
– Price determined by term of pregnancy and size of animal
Cryptorchid charge: $15-50
– Depends on location of testicle and size of animal. Cryptorchid is when a testicular has not dropped
Obesity charge: $10-25
– Depends on degree of obesity.
Hydrometra charge: $15-30
– Hydrometra is accumulation of fluid in the uterus. It frequently leads to Pyometra.
Umbilical Hernia: $25-45, if done at the same time as spay or neuter. If done by itself, $100.