Cat Services and Fees
We are proud to offer safe and affordable spaying and neutering for cats of all ages and sizes. You will find our prices considerably lower than full-service veterinarian clinics in the Dayton area. Female cats will receive a small abdominal tattoo at no charge. This tattooing is the universally accepted method to identify a spayed cat.
Spay and Neuter Services
- Spay (females)
- Neuter (males)
- Flea treatment – $7
If a cat is found to have live fleas, a Capstar tablet will be given.
- Rabies Vaccine – $15
Montgomery County requires all cats older than 12 weeks to have a current rabies vaccination. If a current rabies vaccination certificate is not provided at admission, we are required to administer the vaccine during surgery.
- Pregnancy – $40
If a female cat is known to be or found to be in the last half of pregnancy during surgery, this additional fee will be charged for providing intravenous fluids to support her during surgery.
Optional Services at Owner’s Request
These services can be provided during surgery, at your request. Please note: these services are not provided separately from surgery.
- Take-home Pain Medication – $15
Pain medications used during the surgery are included at no additional fee. However, we strongly recommend three days of take-home pain medication just in case your pet has some discomfort.
- Umbilical Hernia Repair – $50
A few weeks after birth, the area of the body wall where the umbilical cord was attached “belly button” closes. If the hole does not close, surgically closing will prevent the possibly fatal complication of abdominal organs becoming entrapped in the opening.
- Abdominal Cryptorchid – The cost of the neuter plus the cost of spay.
This occurs when your pet’s testicle(s) has not fully descended into the scrotal sac and one or more remain in the abdomen.
- Inguinal Cryptorchid- The cost of the neuter plus $50
This occurs when the pet’s testicles have not fully descended and one or more is found under the skin in the groin area.
- Extraction of deciduous (baby) incisor or premolar teeth – $15 per tooth
When the adult teeth erupt without pushing the deciduous tooth out, the deciduous tooth is called “retained” and should be removed to reduce the risk of infection, fracture, and dental disease.
- Extraction of deciduous (baby) canine teeth – $20 per tooth
As with the incisor and premolar teeth, these should be removed also.
Feline vaccinations are only administered on the day of your cat’s surgery. We follow vaccination guidelines established by the American Association of Feline Practioners, which are supported by their extensive research to keep your cat healthy.
- Rabies – $15
This very serious viral disease affects most warm-blooded animals including cats, dogs, and humans. The virus is transmitted through bite wounds. Once inside the body, the virus attacks the nervous system, eventually causing death. Once clinical signs appear, the disease is almost always fatal. Since rabies is maintained in populations of wildlife, such as skunks, foxes, bats, and raccoons, it is a persistent danger to unvaccinated companion animals.
- FVRCP – Panleukopenia, Herpesvirus & Calicivirus – $15
This vaccine protects your cat against several different diseases common to cats, including common upper respiratory diseases that cats catch even if they live indoors. There are two doses. We can administer the first dose, then you will need to repeat the dose three to four weeks later at your regular full-service veterinarian.
- Feline Leukemia – $20
This vaccine is recommended for cats that go outdoors and for all kittens. The vaccine is designed to help protect cats from exposure to feline leukemia virus. There are two doses. We can administer the first dose, then you will need to repeat the dose three to four weeks later at your regular full-service veterinarian. It is strongly recommended that your cat undergo a feline leukemia virus test before this vaccine in administered.
Testing service is only available to cats receiving spaying or neutering surgery the same day.
- FeLV/FIV – $40
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) are serious infections that dramatically impact a cat’s life. It is important to know your cat’s FeLV and FIV status so you can provide the best care possible.
- Microchip from 24PetWatch – $40
If your cat is lost, a Microchip will identify your pet for a speedy recovery. This fee included microchip implantation and registration. 24 PetWatch does charge a fee to change the information linked with the microchip, such as address and phone number, after the first year. For more information, visit the 24PetWatch
- Nail Trim – $15
If you struggle to trim your pet’s nails, ask us to help! It’s so easy to perform a close nail trim when your pet is sedated.
- Ear Clean – $15
While your pet is sedated, we can easily perform a deep ear cleaning including plucking ear hair that can cause an ear infection.
- Ear Slide for Ear Mites – $15
Ear mites are tiny insects that live in cat’s ear and feed on blood by piercing the skin inside the ear. An ear mite infection can be very itchy and painful. We will let you know if we suspect an ear mite infection and discuss diagnosis and treatment options with you.
- Deworming for roundworms and hoookworms – $15
Roundworms and hookworms are intestinal parasites that can transmit to humans from cats. We offer go-home deworming medication for roundworms and hookworms to protect your family and pet.
- Cardboard Carrier – $10
Pets In Stitches offers cardboard carriers for your use before and after surgery. Being in an enclosed, protected environment helps your cat feel safe.
- Trap Rental for Free-Roaming Cats – $75 (plus a $50 refundable deposit)
We provide humane traps for your use.
- Flea, Ear Mite,Intestinal Parasite, and Heartworm Prevention – inquire at the time of service We offer convenient and affordable prevention that you administer monthly to your pet to keep them happy and healthy.
Before Your Cat’s Surgery
We recommend completing or collecting required paperwork to bring with you so we may process your cat’s admission quickly the morning of surgery. These include:
- Admission Form
- Copy of most recent rabies vaccine
- Surgery and Ancillary Services Consent Form (pdf)
- Copy of any recent vaccination records
- Microchip Registration Form
If your cat is more than four months old, please do not allow them any food after midnight before surgery. If your cat accidentally eats the morning of surgery, let us know at drop-off. If your kitten is less than four months old, please feed them a normal meal between 6 and 8 a.m. the day of surgery.
Water should be available at all times.
If your cat is on a long term medication (i.e. phenobarbital, prednisone, insulin), contact us or your regular full-service veterinarian prior to surgery to determine if your pet should receive the medication the day of the procedure.
Juvenile Spay and Neuter
Pets In Stitches recommends juvenile spaying and neutering (after eight weeks of age.) It is safe, effective and the young kittens recover faster. Juvenile spays and neuters are endorsed by:
Nursing mothers can become pregnant as early as four weeks after their kittens are born. When spaying a nursing mother, kittens should be at least four weeks old and eating kitten food. Lactating cats may undergo a flank spay with an incision on the side of the abdomen rather than the underside. This minimizes complications that milk production at the surgical site can cause.
Postoperative Complications and Emergencies
Pets In Stitches will re-check your cat at no charge for any complications resulting directly from surgery. There may be a minimal cost for medications or an Elizabethan collar, if needed. If you have a non-emergency question or concern or would like to have your cat re-checked by one of our veterinarians, call (937) 630-3320 during regular business hours (Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am- 6:00 p.m.)
If your cat requires emergency care during Pets In Stitches’ on-call business hours, call our emergency telephone at (937) 903-3195. (Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
If your cat requires emergency care for a life-threatening situation that does not fall within Pets In Stitches emergency phone hours, call or visit your regular full-service veterinarian or local emergency veterinary clinic. If you do not have a veterinarian, we suggest the reputable emergency clinics in the Miami Valley area:
In the case of emergency treatment, you are responsible for paying the veterinarian or the emergency veterinary clinic directly. Pets In Stitches will discuss the visit with the emergency veterinarian to determine if the visit was related to the spay or neuter surgery. Pets In Stitches will reimburse the cost of the visit if we determine it was a spay or neuter surgery related visit and that the postoperative care instructions were followed.
In addition to spaying and neutering, at the time of surgery we can help promote your cat’s health through vaccinations, deworming, parasite prevention, and microchipping. Our veterinarians are also skilled in spaying a nursing mother…
...and, as always, I am dedicated to providing affordable spay and neuter services in a professional environment.
Dr. Danielle N. Rastetter, DVM.