There are many benefits to spaying your female companion. First, you will contribute to the prevention of the dog and cat overpopulation. Second, spaying will eliminate the sometimes ‘messy’ heat cycles that attract male dogs to your house from miles away. Third, you will help prevent diseases in your pet such as pyometra (infection in the uterus) and mammary cancer. Spaying involves surgical removal of both ovaries and the uterus.
If you are shopping around for a competitive price on this procedure, be sure to question the type of anesthetic used and the monitoring equipment and procedures followed. We use several monitoring devices during your pet’s anesthetic. A veterinary technician continually assesses your pet’s vital signs during the procedure. Although the risk of an anesthetic death in a normal healthy pet is very rare, our monitoring devices and procedures allow us to respond to an anesthetic emergency faster. Faster responses can save lives.
Pre-anesthetic blood testing is strongly recommended but not required.
A complete blood count and serum chemistry prior to the procedure provides us with a better understanding of your pet’s overall health and anesthetic risk, and often allows your veterinarian to detect disease that would not be found during routine examination.
Spay Procedure includes:
- Anesthesia and monitoring
- IV catheter and fluids
- Surgery and hospitalization
- Routine post-op pain medications
- Any required check-ups and suture removal
- E-collar included if needed
Please call or visit our facility to learn more about our surgical recommendations and spaying procedures.