Every year between 3 million to 4 million companion animals are euthanized in shelters, adding up to about 60% to 70% of animals in shelters.
Our spay and neuter procedures are handled with the best standard of care and are similar to outpatient surgeries for humans.
We want our patients to have the best standard of care possible. Our Spaying and Neutering Treatment Plans include:
- Pre-surgical examination and consultation
- Pre-anesthetic sedative / anti-anxiety
- Antibiotic injection
- Post pain management injection to help with the recovery period
- A veterinary assistant to monitor & record vitals during anesthesia
- Complimentary nail trim
- Complimentary ear exam
In addition to the above we highly recommend all our surgery patients receive:
- Pre-anesthetic bloodwork using our in-house laboratory machines to allow us to see how some of their vital organs are working prior to anesthesia;
- IV catheter and fluids to keep them better hydrated, help maintain their blood pressure, help flush out the anesthesia, and allow us immediate access to administer life-saving medications.
- Elizabethan Collar to help prevent them from irritating the surgery site.
- If considering a Microchip, now is a good time while they are under anesthesia.
- A Fecal Analysis is recommended every six months to a year, to check for internal parasites and worms.
During all of our surgery procedures we have one of our highly trained veterinary assistants monitor anesthesia. They use our extensive EKG, pulse oximeter, and respiratory monitoring machine to document the heart rate, breaths per minute, oxygen saturation, and blood pressure.
All of our surgery room supplies are sterilized using our autoclave machine prior to the procedure. The surgeon wears all proper sterilized clothing and “scrubs” up for surgery just like at a human hospital.
What does Spaying involve?
Spay or Ovariohysterectomy of female cats; involves the removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. This is considered a major surgery for our feline friends to go through which is why we make sure to provide the best standard of care possible for them.
What does Neutering involve?
Surgical Neutering or Orchiectomy of male cats involves removing the testicles. This is considered a major surgery for our feline friends to go through which is why we make sure to provide the best standard of care possible for them.
When should the procedure be done?
A good time to have this procedure done is between 4 to 6 months of age. Call us today to discuss what works best for you!
Importance of Spaying and neutering our furry friends:
- Reduces the risk of serious health problems that can be life-threatening and expensive to treat, such as uterine, mammary (breast), or testicular cancer.
- Your cat can be more even-tempered and less likely to show aggression with other animals or people.
- Less likely to mark their territory (your home) by spraying urine.
- Prevents females from coming into heat. Pets in heat may vocalize more and may leave bloodstains on carpets or furniture. A female in heat can also attract unwanted male feline visitors to your property.
Our goal as your primary health care provider is to educate you on the importance of Spaying and Neutering our feline friends.
Our goal is to make the right decision more convenient for you.
All information taken from our “Spaying or Neutering Your Pet” Care Guides on our Pet Portal, © 2001-2011 Vetstreet. All rights reserved.