Question about spaying...
Okay....growing up I had two cats (one male, one female) and a dog (female). Currently I have three cats (two male, one female) and a dog (male).
We recently got two additional cats (female) and they will be getting spayed in December. When we spoke to the vet office they were giving us a rundown of the procedure and the prices. They said that they need to do bloodwork first. And then after the cats are spayed, they will send us home with (rather expensive) pain medication.
Now, I have no problem doing either of this if it's necessary...but none of my other pets have ever needed bloodwork or pain medication after getting fixed. I realize neutering is not invasive like spaying, but I've had female animals that have not needed to be sent home with additional pain medication after being spayed.
So is the bloodwork and additional pain medication typical when getting pets fixed? Or is this place just trying to get more money out of us?