The ASPCA estimates that about 31 percent of dogs that enter shelters are euthanized, and 41 percent of cats. These sad statistics could change if more pet owners spayed or neutered their animal to prevent unwanted pregnancies. If you need to discuss this surgery, please talk to one of our highly trained technicians or surgeons. We can recommend the best age to spay or neuter your pet for best results, but we can also perform the procedure on any dog or cat to prevent unmated litters.
We care about your pet’s safety and comfort during any surgical procedure, especially when spaying or neutering. We use general anesthesia and other pain management techniques to keep your little friend as comfortable as possible throughout the entire procedure. Your pet is given injectable pain medications and we use local anesthetic blocks at the surgical site during the procedure. Your pet will go home with oral pain medication to keep him or her comfortable during the recovery period.
Spaying is the process by which a female animal is sterilized. The surgical procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Stephanie removes the ovaries and uterus of your animal, which renders her unable to have babies. Not only does this eliminate the heat cycle of your pet, it also offers health benefits:
- Prevents diseases of the uterus
- Prevents mammary cancer
- Pets who are spayed tend to live longer than pets that are not spayed
Neutering is the sterilization procedure for male animals. During this surgery, the testicles are removed, again rendering your animal unable to contribute to unwanted pregnancies. Other benefits of neutering include:
- Eliminates undesirable behavior in your male pet
- Prevents testicular cancer and prostrate disease
- Less desire to roam, which reduces the risk of auto accidents or fights