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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)
$85
Neuter (males)
$60

Essential Services

  • Flea treatment – $7
    If a cat is found to have live fleas, a Capstar tablet will be given.
  • Rabies Vaccine – $20
    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 – $50
    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 – $20
    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.

Vaccines

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 – $20
    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 – $20
    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 – $25
    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

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.

Miscellaneous

  • Microchip from AKC Reunite – $40
    If your cat is lost, a microchip will identify your pet for a speedy recovery. This fee included microchip implantation and registration. For more information, visit AKC Reunite
  • Nail Trim – $20
    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 – $20
    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 – $20
    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 – $12
    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:

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:

American Humane Association: Juvenile Spay and Neuter

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: Pediatric Spay-Neuter

American Veterinary Medical Association: Animal Welfare Spay and Neuter

Nursing Mothers

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 (Monday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.) which may be found on the back of your postoperative paperwork.

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:

Dayton Care Center

(937) 428-0911

MedVet

(937) 293-2714

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 postoperative care instructions were followed.

Don’t just take our word for it…

I chose Pets In Stitches to spay a sweet cat that showed up on my doorstep, due to my previous experience with Dr. Rastetter. I knew she would provide professional and compassionate care. The low cost was an added bonus.

Oreo was well cared for during her spay and has recovered completely. I live on a farm in Preble County and homeless animals frequently find me. It is very important to prevent any future unwanted pets from coming into the world. Pets In Stitches will be my very first choice now and in the future.

The low cost for the high quality care is unique. Dr. Rastetter and her staff are very compassionate and understanding. All procedures were explained thoroughly to me. I was so glad that pain medication was offered for Oreo. I feel this helped in her quick recovery.

Janet Bawa, owner of Oreo

You have a wonderful staff and loved being able to see the cost of everything right up front. Was going to take Kitty to the veterinarian office to get him neutered but could not afford. It was going to cost me 180.00 dollars. It only cost me 80.00 dollars and Pets In Stitches. I was so happy to pick him up and take home the same day and loved having his meds all ready as well.

I tell everyone I know about how great this place is. My daughter friend took her puppy up there to get neutered after I told her about it.

Melissa Kocol, owner of Kitty

We drove by the new facility and I went to the internet for more information. After calling and speaking with the people there, I was convinced we had made the right choice for Ronnie.

The staff was very helpful friendly and caring. The price was a big factor and the fact when I called to make the appointment; they were able to get Ronnie taken care of and up-to-date on all her vaccinations.

I would highly recommend Pets In Stitches. We have other cats we have taken to other places for surgery; but, Ronnie responded better than any of our other cats. Thank for the wonderful service and fair pricing. We are grateful to you.

Ronnie says MEOW!

Robin Castle, owner of Ronnie

I had Nuisance spayed shortly after she delivered a litter of seven kittens. The staff and veterinarian Dr. Rastetter were professional and understanding. They all seemed to care about her.

Because she had recently delivered and was still nursing, they had to do a flank operation. I was a bit concerned, but she is recovering well and she fed her litter.

I would highly recommend Pets In Stitches to anyone seeking services from them.

Kathy Maguire, owner of Nuisance

Riley is doing great. He recovered from his surgery in just a few days & all the annoying marking has stopped. He is finding his “place” in our multi-pet family.

I was happy to hear about a low cost spay & neuter facility in our area. We have three dogs, five cats & two horses so we need to cut our costs anyway we can! I checked out Pets In Stitches web site & was quite impressed with how well you described the facility, procedures offered & costs involved.

We rescued Riley & his two sisters as kittens sitting on the side of a busy road. (One of their other litter mates had already been hit & killed.) We were able to find homes for his two sisters but had no luck with Riley. We decided to give up & make him a part of our family. He was WAY past due needing to be neutered so I called right away. Pets In Stitches were able to get me in right away! My regular veterinarian’s office has about an 8 week waiting list plus charges WAY more.

The staff was really great & friendly when I dropped him off. They explained procedure to me & I was able to pick him back up the same day.

I can’t stress enough to people how important it is to spay & neuter all your pets!!! If everyone did, kittens wouldn’t end up in the situation Riley & sisters were in. Pets In Stitches offers a very affordable way to spay & neuter not just pets but feral cats as well.

I have been telling all my pet loving friends about Pets In Stitches. I will certainly use you again when needed. I told my sister (Janet Bawa) about you. She recently brought in a stray cat for spay. She too was very happy with your facility.

I will continue to spread the word of where you are located & low cost plus importance of pet population control.

Julie Couch, owner of Riley

Tonks recovered fine. Quite a terror and causing disruptions to my sleep!

I choose Pets In Stitches, because it was convenient to my work schedule with appointment scheduling and drop off/pickup times, and I was confident of the high quality care my animal would receive while in their care

I especially liked that they were able to provide my pet the baseline care she needed to protect her against disease and prevent pregnancy.

The staff was friendly and provided the necessary information needed for her post-op care. The clinic clean and well-kept. The follow up phone call to check on her after surgery was especially nice.

Dr. Dawn Spangler, owner of Tonks

I needed to find a facility with reasonable prices. I just could not afford my veterinarian.

My groomer, Collette’s Pet Salon in Englewood suggested your facility. She said that she had not gone there, but she had one of your flyers. The flyer mentioned everything that I was looking for. I called, asked some questions and made an appointment.

I am so glad that I decided to go there. Everyone was very nice and helpful. They explained the services and the charges, so nothing was hidden. You could tell they really cared about my kitty.

The facility was very clean and they were organized. I was in and out the door with no waiting. They explained how to take care of my kitten and what to expect.

They called me on Monday morning to check on her progress. She was doing just fine. I appreciated their concern to check on her.

I would and have recommended them to many of my friends.

I am sorry to be so long winded, but I really did have a pleasant experience and just would like to say thank you for being there.

Terri Johnson, owner of Lucy
Dr. Rastetter photo, founder Pets In Stitches Spay and Neuter Clinic

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. Rastetter, Founder Pets In Stitches Spay and Neuter Clinic

Dr. Danielle N. Rastetter, DVM.