Originally posted by cascel
$474 is an outrageous price to pay unless she's getting GOLD stitches!
I paid $125 2 yrs ago to get my kitty spayed and declawed.
I do know that more and more vets are now using laser to declaw cats, which in some areas, is atleast doubling the price. Also laser spays are more costly than conventional spays. Your friend may want to get a cost break down because often prices vary by what is included in the quote. For example, $474 may include overnight boarding, extra pain meds, fluids, laser for both procedures, post surgical wraps for the feet, etc. and although another clinic may quote her $225, they may only be quoting her for the spay and declawing not all the extras that are necessary. Nothing worse than getting hit with a $400 bill when you were expecting $225. I'd recommend getting a cost break down and if the vet won't give you one, I'd highly recommend NOT using that facility