Castration

By June 16, 2011 No Comments
Neutering

Castration refers to the surgical procedure performed on male dogs and cats to render them infertile. There are many benefits to castration your male companion. First, you will contribute to the prevention of the dog and cat overpopulation. Second, castration will eliminate undesirable and at times, embarrassing behavior in your male companion. Third, you will help reduce the occurrence of certain diseases in your pet such as prostate disease and testicular cancer.

Castration involves surgical removal of both testicles. It is performed with your pet having a safe general anesthetic while being monitored with numerous safety devices. If you are shopping around for a competitive price on this procedure, be sure to question the type of anesthetic used and the monitoring equipment and procedures followed along with pain management. We use several monitoring devices during your pet’s anesthetic. A registered veterinary technician continually assesses your pet’s vital signs during the procedure. Although the risk of an anesthetic death 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. Being very proactive in pain management is important to us and we send patients home with pain medication above and beyond the ones given during recovery from the anesthesia.  We also give our surgical patients a courtesy cold laser therapy session which helps to reduce swelling and pain and speeds up the healing process. Please call or visit our facility to learn more about our castration procedure.

Click on LINK BELOW to see our detailed Castration Hand-out – FOR DOGS:         

Dog Castration Hand-Out

Click on LINK BELOW to see our detailed Castration Hand-out – FOR CATS:

Cat Castration Hand-Out