We adopted Nigel from my mom who was fostering him. He didn't come with paperwork about being neutered though he definitely looks the part, if you catch my drift (he's missing some things down below). In Los Angeles, you must present paperwork that your dog has had a rabies shot and is neutered or spayed before being able to license them with the county. Every pet owner is supposed to license their pets each year (though I doubt that actually happens).
|I'm a pretty mellow dude, I betcha I'm actually neutered.|
Our options were to take Mr. Nigelpants to another vet who would only charge us for a vet visit and then say he was neutered or to get the test done. At first, we definitely were going to just find a vet to say he was good to go. Then we got to thinking and were a little nervous about the whole ordeal because WHAT IF he actually wasn't neutered and we keep saying he is?! The last thing we would ever want to do is help overpopulate Los Angeles with more pitties (though his puppies would be ADORABLE probably).
We decided to pony up and pay for the blood test. We want to be absolutely positive that he is, in fact, neutered and not wonder about it for his whole life. On Wednesday, we got the good news. Nigel is indeed neutered and we can go ahead and get him licensed now.
Anyone else have weird vet stories!?