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In 2003, when Bush was president, I took a male cat to be fixed. It cost $40, pain meds were free.

Today, I took a female cat to be fixed. For the exact same procedures, it cost $80, plus $13 for pain meds.

Thank you, Mr President.

Acts 5:41, Rapture Ready 106 Comments [10/9/2012 3:48:41 AM]
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Son of a vet

Because a uterous is just like testicles.
My dad is a vet, he says castration is a very simple procedure that can be done in minutes. Not the same for female animals.

10/9/2012 11:38:10 AM

Frostythesnowman

Your cat is more intelligent than you are, and will have you fixed if you fall asleep.

10/9/2012 11:49:27 AM

solomongrundy

In the thread Acts 5:41 wrote:
The clinic USED to have a flat rate for spay or neuter. They used to care if someone was low income.
That same clinic basically told Ron to give the cat to the pound, to be put down, if he couldn't afford the $300+ they wanted to charge.


Sounds to me like the vets went from being bleeding-heart liberals to hard-nosed market-forces Neo-Cons. I'd have thought you'd have liked that...

10/9/2012 12:26:29 PM

farpadokly

Really?? Something cost more than it did nine years ago?

10/9/2012 1:02:27 PM

Churchy LaFemme

I checked the original thread. Many posters pointed out that the two operations are not the same and that spaying costs more, but not one of them had any comment on the stupidity of blaming the costs on Obama.

10/9/2012 1:22:20 PM

economics_101

Inflation, yo. Happens.

10/9/2012 1:29:36 PM

Feral Dog

@ shykid:
What area are you from? Around where I live (Western Washington) the price is double for females, assuming it's an uncomplicated spay- if the female is in estrus, pyometric (usually a dog problem) or pregnant, there is usually a surcharge (Google images will show why... Yikes!)

And those low prices sound like either a Vets-for-Less type deal or a charity. So Acts is either dirty and poor and therefore unworthy of sympathy, or dirty and poor and a welfare queen, worthy of contempt, if you use fundie logic.

10/9/2012 1:46:08 PM

Ludd

This is just hilarious.

10/9/2012 1:51:09 PM

Old Viking

It's generally costlier to maintain a woman than it is a man, but they're worth the extra investment.

10/9/2012 2:01:32 PM

Felix Wilde

"...the exact same procedures..."

This is brilliantly stupid. I know fundies are generally ignorant of sex, but...

Vas deferens != ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus
Vasectomy != hysterectomy
Mild pain relief (for vasectomy) != general anaesthetic (for hysterectomy)

I also live in Australia, and having had several dogs and cats of both sexes fixed, I'd say spaying is about double the price of neutering. And of course anaesthesia also costs.

Also, they don't tie tubes for animals - at least not here. When you get a female fixed, they perform a complete histerectomy. Tying tubes would still be more invasive and expensive than a vasectomy.

"They used to care if someone was low income"

GODLESS COMMUNISTS!!ONE!
Clearly you want some sort of welfare then. Maybe you should indeed be thanking Obama.

10/9/2012 2:29:06 PM

Jack Bauer

Speying involves a more internal procedure than the simple scrotal snip used to neuter a male - this is necessarily more expensive.

Acts 5:41 is a moron.

10/9/2012 2:53:10 PM

myheadhurts

Same exact procedure... dude, find a new pet doc!

10/9/2012 3:00:57 PM

Papabear

Your grasp of biology is truly outstanding. Who, but you, knew that males and females are physically identical?

10/9/2012 3:17:42 PM

Wehpudicabok

If your vet fixes female cats the exact same way they fix males, they shouldn't be anywhere near animals.

10/9/2012 3:25:17 PM

Blarghonius

You do realize that spaying a cat is more complicated than neutering one, right?

This fails on so many levels.

10/9/2012 4:01:32 PM

Alencon

Of course the fact that Bush was president for five of the nine intervening years never occurs to this moron.

I might also point out that neutering a female is a different procedure so it wouldn't surprise me if it were more expensive.

You get pain meds free if the doctor happens to have samples available. It's usually hit or miss.

So it's not clear his criticism is warrented. It may be, but it probably isn't.

10/9/2012 4:16:39 PM

Poefinder

This is a poe. There is no fucking way anyone is this stupid, even rapture ready.

10/9/2012 4:39:53 PM

ScrappyB

How stupid can you be? It is not the exact same procedure. Female mammals do not go around carrying their reproductive organs in a sack just under their skin. They're all inside the abdominal wall and require a full surgical procedure to remove. Spaying a cat is more complicated than a hysterectomy for humans, because the patient is so small and it requires removing the ovaries as well.

@Poefinder

Not a Poe. This moron has shown up here several times.

10/9/2012 5:24:23 PM

John

In 1968 when Lyndon Johnson was president, I bought a Boss 302 Mustang for $3,600. Today it's about 50-large. What's your point?

10/9/2012 6:06:25 PM

Beccs

Someone needs a lesson in biology 101: the difference between males and females.

Desexing a female cat is a lot more complicated than desexing a male. You also forget the 9 year difference.
The stupid is strong with this one.

10/9/2012 6:14:15 PM



take better care of your cats and they wont break.


10/9/2012 7:15:04 PM

Lotus-Thing

I'm actually surprised a spay can be found that cheaply.

10/9/2012 7:33:58 PM

Sasha

Please give your cats to the nearest animal shelter. You don't sound smart enough to care for a pet rock.

10/9/2012 7:37:15 PM

Martha Jones

Look at a man's genitalia. Now look at your genitalia. Now back to the male genitalia. Now back to you. Sadly, your genitalia is predominately inside you, unlike a man's which is almost all on the outside. If you'd read an anatomy or science book, you would have known this without looking. Anything is possible when you read something that isn't a KJV Bible.

I'm on a computer.

10/9/2012 9:40:09 PM

Mike Litoris


10/9/2012 9:43:36 PM
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