Spay, Neuter, and Other Surgery
We believe strongly in using the newest and safest anesthetics and pain control medications, as well as careful monitoring during anesthesia.
- Our highly trained staff monitors our surgical patients closely.
- We use intravenous fluids, gas anesthetics, IV pain medications and newer short acting medications such as Propofol which allow your pet to awaken quickly from their anesthetic.
- Our newest monitoring devices measure blood oxygen, respiration, EKG and blood pressures.
- We participate in the PUP and SNIP spay/neuter voucher programs for low-income owners as a community service.
- We are equipped to perform all basic soft tissue surgeries, such as spays, neuters, castrations, tumor removals, intestinal surgeries, bladder surgeries, or any other soft tissue surgery
- We have a consulting orthopedic surgeon who is available to perform many different types of orthopedic surgeries at our clinic, including ruptured cruciate ligaments, fracture repairs, and many others.
Health Benefits of Spays and Neuters
Spays and Neuters are the most common surgeries performed on cats and dogs, so it is worth going into more detail about. Here is a short list of reasons why it is healthy and safer to spay or neuter your animal:
- Health benefits resulting from spays for females includes the reduced chance of breast cancer and uterine infections. Breast cancer has a 90% mortality rate in cats, so it is very important to eliminate that possibility.
- Health benefits from neuters for males include the reduced chance of testicular cancer. This has to be done within the first sixth months however, to fully eliminate the chances of this happening.
- Decreased aggression in your animals. Males looking for mates will be a lot more abrasive and will mark all over your house with very potent urine. When they have neuters however, this aggression never comes to fruition and they spend more time focusing on their human families.
- Lastly, a common misconception of spays and neuters is that it will cause your animal to put on weight more easily. This isn’t true. As long as the animal continues to have plenty of exercise and a healthy diet, the procedure won’t lead to any excess weight gain.