Spay and neuter your pets!

Spay and Neuter

  

Spaying or neutering your pet can help them live a longer, healthier life, minimizes behavior problems and helps control the population of strays and unwanted pets. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly 12,500 puppies are born in the United States each hour and the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reports that 2.7 million unwanted pets are euthanized in shelters each year.

If you are shopping around for a competitive price on this procedure, be sure to question the type of anesthetic used, the type of pain management provided, and the monitoring equipment and procedures followed. Our doctors perform a pre-anesthetic examination on your pet, review their medical history, and select an individualized anesthetic plan for your beloved family member. We use modern equipment during your pet’s anesthetic and a veterinary technician continually assesses your pet’s vital signs during the procedure, and stays with your pet while he or she is waking up, ensuring a smooth and comfortable recovery. Your pet will also receive medication(s) to manage post-operative discomfort following the procedure as well. Our doctors limit the number of surgeries they perform each day in order to dedicate their focus entirely to your pet during the procedure, ensuring your pet gets the attention he or she deserves. Although the risk of an anesthetic reaction in a normal healthy pet is very rare, our monitoring devices and procedures allow us to respond to an anesthetic emergency faster. Faster responses can save lives. Please call or visit our facility to learn more about our spaying and neutering procedures.

Your pet’s safety and comfort are our primary concerns when performing a spay or neuter. We use pain management techniques in conjunction with general anesthesia to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible during the procedure and after they are discharged. Our spay and neuter patients receive 2 or 3 different injectable pain medications during the procedure and always go home with oral pain medication. Proper pain management makes the procedure as comfortable as possible and allows for faster recovery.

Ovariohysterectomy

Commonly known as spaying, is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia in which both ovaries and uterus are completely removed from your female pet. There are many benefits to spaying your female companion. First, you will aid in prevention of the dog and cat overpopulation. Second, spaying will eliminate the sometimes 'messy' heat cycles that attract male dogs to your house from miles away. Third, you will help prevent diseases in your pet such as pyometra (infection in the uterus) and mammary cancer. Research has also shown that pets that have been spayed live longer than pets that have not been spayed.

Castration

Commonly known as neutering, refers to the surgical procedure in which both testicles are removed. Some of the many benefits to neutering your male companion include aiding in the prevention of dog and cat overpopulation; helping to eliminate undesirable and at times embarrassing behavior in your male companion such as mounting, wandering, and becoming territorial or aggressive; and you will reduce the risk of certain diseases in your pet such as prostate disease and testicular cancer.

Please see the information sheet in the documents section of our web site for what is included, add-on services, and pricing.

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