The canine and feline spay is an abdominal surgery that is performed under general anesthesia to remove the ovaries and uterus. 10-14 days of restricted activity is required at home, at which time the sutures will be removed at no additional charge. It is typically recommended to spay a female before the first heat cycle (6-8 months of age).
Benefits of Spaying:
To prevent pet overpopulation
To decrease the incidence of:
• Mammary gland tumors & other cancers
• Pyometra (infected uterus - life threatening emergency
• False Pregnancies
• Prevents escape to find a mate which will keep her safe from being taken or possibly hit by a car
The canine and feline neutering is also done under general anesthesia. The testes are removed and the spermatic cords are tied off. Cats do not need to return for suture removal however, in 10 - 14 days your dog must return to the office for a free of charge suture removal. During his time at home, his activity will need to be restricted. We will neuter your cat or dog any time after 5 - 6 months.
Benefits of Neutering:
• Keeps him close to home instead of wandering and looking for a mate. This greatly cuts back on him getting lost or being hit by a car.
• Prevents urine marking, if it has not already started
• Prevents tumors of the testicles and anal area
• Can reduce the size of an enlarged prostrate
• Helps stop pet over population