Spaying and Neutering

Spaying or neutering your pet is one of the most important ways to help your pet live a longer, healthier life. For females, spaying can help prevent serious health problems including mammary cancer and pyometra, a dangerous type of uterine infection. For males, neutering can help them from developing testicular cancer. It may also help to issues with dominance or aggression.

Our Spay and Neuter Packages are designed to provide high quality, compassionate care that focuses on modern anesthetic protocols and pain control
while also including items that are an integral part of pet ownership (Microchipping/Bloodwork):

Feline Package:

  • Premedication/Sedation Medication
  • Pre-Operative Analgesia
  • Advanced Anesthesia Monitoring (EKG/Pulse Ox)
  • Inhalant Anesthesia
  • Spay/Neuter Surgical Procedure
  • Complimentary Nail Trim
  • Post Op Pain Medication
  • Complimentary Home Again Microchip
  • Complimentary FIV/FeLV SNAP TEST

Canine Package:

  • Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork
  • Premedication/Sedation Medication
  • Pre-Operative Analgesia
  • Intravenous Catheter
  • Advanced Anesthesia Monitoring (EKG/Pulse Ox)
  • Inhalant Anesthesia
  • Spay/Neuter Surgical Procedure
  • Complimentary Nail Trim
  • Complimentary Home Again Microchip

When Should You Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

Typically we recommend surgery between 6 and 10 months of age, however there are special considerations for certain medical issues that might make that timeframe inappropriate for your pet. After a complete physical examination we can make a specific recommendation, but the first step is to schedule an appointment so we can give you the best information to make your decision with.

How Long Will It Take My Pet to Recover?

You can help your pet recover from spaying or neutering by taking the following precautions after the surgery:

  • Keep your pet inside and away from other animals during the recovery period and always have them on a leash when outdoors during the recovery period.
  • Prevent your pet from jumping on and off furniture for at least two weeks.
  • Keep the incision clean and use a cone to prevent your pet from licking the surgical site.
  • Check the incision daily for any excessive redness or swelling – these are signs of an infection, and you should call us immediately!
  • Do not bathe your pet for at least two weeks.

After the procedure we will prescribe pain medication for your pet. Please follow the instructions provided to ensure your pet is as comfortable as possible while healing. We are more than happy to go over the instructions over the phone if there is any confusion with how to administer the medication or what is appropriate for after care.

What Are the Risks of Spaying or Neutering?

During the procedure, general anesthesia is used to achieve a level of surgical anesthesia for your pet. There are risks associated with the administration of anesthesia, just as there would be with any surgical procedure, however the benefits far outweigh the risks involved. Each case varies based on a number of factors including the weight, size, breed, and age of your pet. We’ll be happy to discuss any specific concerns you have before the procedure.

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