Cat spay surgery and cat neuters, as well as dog spay and neuters, are performed daily by veterinarians all across North America, and yet there still is a growing population of homeless and unwanted dogs and cats. If you do not plan to breed your pet, consult with your veterinarian about the pros and cons of surgical sterilization.
Spaying and neutering does not “make a pet fat and lazy”. In a healthy dog or cat, free of hypothyroidism, endocrine dysfunction, or other medical disorders, overfeeding and insufficient exercise are the sole causes of a pet being overweight.
Don’t blame the spay or neuter surgery if your pet is overweight.
SPAY… the medical term is ovariohysterectomy. In this major abdominal surgery the pet’s ovaries and uterus are removed. There is no evidence that a pet suffers from any personality or emotional harm by having their ovaries removed. The uterus and overies are also removed to insure that the do not become a source of infection over a period of time. If the surgeon simply tied or obstructed the Fallopian tubes (the channel where the eggs must pass into the uterus) in order to make the female dog or cat sterile, she would still come into heat, attract males, and attempt to breed. Experience has shown that the best procedure is to perform a complete ovariohysterectomy.
NEUTER… another term is castration. In this surgery the doctor makes an incision in front of the scrotum and through that incision accesses each testicle. The fibrous coverings of the testicles are incised and each testicle is removed after securely ligating the blood vessels that attach to each testicle. The benefits of having a dog and cat neutered are well documented. And to simply do a vasectomy to render the male sterile would not alleviate the scent marking, desire to breed, territorial defense and other testosterone driven behaviors. Even in guard dogs and hunting dogs, many owners report improved behavior and manageability when the dog has been neutered.
How we perform spay and neuter surgeries: Your pet gets a pre surgical examination on the day of surgery. We use Isoflurane (gas anesthesia) to anesthetize your pet and have electronic monitoring devices that record your pet’s heart rate and blood oxygen levels. Your pet stays 1-2 nights in the hospital following surgery for post-surgery recovery care. We offer pre-surgical blood work and post-operative pain control services. All clients receive a discount to make the procedure as affordable as possible.
What is included in puppy vaccinations? We begin vaccinations at 6 weeks of age. Our first-time puppy visit consists of a complete physical examination, deworming, treatment of Frontline to take care of fleas and ticks (which lasts 6 weeks), and the Distemper-Corona-Parvo combination vaccine. We answer any and all of your questions and provide a health record for your pet–all for $73.72.
What is included in kitten vaccinations? We begin vaccinations at 6 weeks of age. Our first-time kitten visit consists of a complete physical examination, deworming, treatment of Frontline to take care of fleas and ticks (which lasts 6 weeks), and the FVRCP and Chlamydia combination vaccine. We answer any and all of your questions and provide a health record for your pet–all for $72.64.
MICRO CHIPPING AVAILABLE
We use the Home Again Microchip with the world-wide standard frequency. The procedure insures positive identification of your pet and allows any veterinarian, animal shelter, rescue agency, or SPCA to read the chip’s unique number. Then a call can be made to identify you, the owner, the veterinarian, and a secondary contact person. Thousands of pets have been reunited with their owners over the years and it is a wise investment in your pet. The cost is only $75.00, and includes the office call, the microchip, the implanting, and registration of your pet.