Spaying

By July 16, 2011 No Comments
Spay

Spaying your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents female animals from becoming pregnant and reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Spaying will not change your pet’s personality.

By spaying your female pet, you’re protecting her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. You also won’t have to worry about her going into heat. This means avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. In addition, spaying your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

Spaying, which involves removing the ovaries and uterus, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure her safety. Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe. 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.

To set up an appointment to have your pet spayed or to learn more about this procedure, call or visit our clinic. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to spay your pet, please call us so we can discuss your concerns.

Click BELOW to view our detailed hand-out on Spaying – FOR DOGS

Spaying Hand-out – DOGS

Click BELOW to view our detailed hand-out on Spaying – FOR CATS

Spaying Hand-out – CATS