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Why get your pets spayed or neutered? 

  • All pets not intended for breeding should be surgically spayed/neutered for many important reasons.
    In addition to improved health and behavior resulting from this surgery, you will be doing your part to reduce
    unwanted pet population.  Millions of unwanted pets are euthanized each year because good homes are
    limited and most pets simply cannot be adopted out.

  • The Benefits
    Females
    Spaying - Ovariohysterectomy
    ~Prevents signs of estrus (heat)
    ~Prevents blood stains on carpet from heat  cycle
    ~Decreases chance of breast tumors
    ~Eliminates chance of cystic ovaries
    ~Eliminates chance of uterine infections
    ~Prevents breast development (if done early)
    ~No unwanted pregnancies or offspring

    Males
    Neutering - Castration
    ~Prostate cancer incidence decreased
    ~reduced incidence of prostatic and testicular problems
    ~Decreases desire to roam
    ~Decreases odor of tom cat urine
    ~Decreases aggression
    ~Prevents spraying and marking
    ~Eliminates undesirable sexual behavior

  • Your pet will not get fat or lazy because of this surgery.  Diet, exercise and heredity have much more influence
    on the weight and attitude of your pet.

  • Surgery is recommended by the time your pet is six months old, but it can be done at any age.

  • It is much easier on your pet to be spayed before going through a heat cycle due to the smaller size of the
    reproductive tract.

  • Surgery is performed painlessly while your pet is under general anesthesia.  Surgical risk is minimal.  Most
    pets go home the same day.  Post - surgical pain is minimal.

  • Post - Operative Instructions

    1.  No food until the next morning after surgery.
    Anesthesia and abdominal surgery will cause nausea and vomiting if your pet is fed before 24 hours
    after surgery.
    2.  Give small amounts of water only when you get your pet home and at frequent intervals before bedtime.
    3.  Do NOT give Aspirin or Tylenol to your pet -
    These can be poisonous.
    4.  If your pet was "in heat" when spayed, keep
    her away from male pets for at least one week.
    5.  In the winter, be sure your pet is kept warm
    and dry for a few days because of lowered
    resistance from stress of anesthesia and surgery.
    6.  Be sure your pet's immunizations are up to
    date because your pet's resistance will be lowered for a few days.
    7.  Notify us if any of the following occur:
         *Vomiting after 24 hours
         *Diarrhea
         *Refusal to eat/drink after 48 hours
         *Evidence of severe pain
         *Any evidence of bleeding
         *Continuous licking or pulling at the sutures
    and/or incision

  • We use absorbable sutures.  There is no need to return unless you see a problem.*

 

 

 

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