puppy with veterinarian

Caring for a pet is one of life’s greatest joys, but routine veterinary services plus those little surprises that pets are famous for can eat away at family budgets. At Sky Canyon Animal Hospital, our commitment to providing quality, low-cost pet care helps make vital foundational services like spay and neuter surgery accessible for more pet owners.

The ASPCA estimates that the first year of pet ownership can cost anywhere between $1,904 and $3,221, and each year after that can run about $1,149 for cat owners and $1,391 for dog owners. We’re happy to do what we can to lower these costs for pet families in our community, and in this blog, we share our low-cost pet care options.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries

When you welcome a new puppy or kitten into your household, one of the first decisions you’ll have to make is whether or not to spay or neuter your new pet. Besides controlling the overpopulation of cats and dogs, spaying and neutering your pets will reduce (or eliminate) their risk of many serious health conditions, including cancer. Plus, “altered” pets tend to be better behaved. 

The average cost of spaying a female pet in California ranges anywhere from $100-$500, with cats and small dogs on the lower end of the spectrum. Neutering a male pet can cost between $50 and $250, with cats being less expensive. 

Since spaying and neutering pets is a critical aspect of responsible pet ownership, we offer a low-cost spay/neuter program.

Our low-cost spay/neuter surgeries include general anesthesia, ongoing monitoring, IV catheter, IV fluids, the surgery itself, and post-op pain medications in one affordable price so that pet owners know up-front the total cost of their pet’s procedure.

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic Every Saturday

One of the most important aspects of regular wellness care is ensuring that your pet is properly protected against infectious diseases such as rabies, kennel cough, and distemper.

Cats and dogs need vaccines throughout their lives to protect them from these illnesses. To help minimize these costs for pet owners, we host a low-cost vaccine clinic every Saturday. No appointment is needed, and no examination is required. We simply want to help protect as many pets as possible from the devastating effects of contagious diseases

Ask Us About Our Discounts and Payment Options for Pet Care

When it comes to paying for your pet’s care, we strive to accommodate every budget by offering discounts and payment options for pet care.

Senior citizens 60 and over get a 15% discount, and active duty military personnel get a 10% discount on our already low-cost pet care. Our loyalty program is available to all of our clients and allows you to earn paw prints, which can eventually result in dollars added to your clinic account.

Low-Cost Pet Care Makes a Real Difference

When veterinary care is financially accessible for more pet owners, the entire community benefits. Please contact us to schedule your pet’s checkup, or visit us on Saturday for our next low-cost vaccine clinic.