We recommend female dogs should be spayed prior to their first heat cycle and after all of the puppy immunizations are completed.
Male dogs should be neutered after all of the puppy immunizations are completed.
Our spay and neuter surgery includes:
- Pre anesthetic exam: to make sure your pet is healthy for anesthesia
- Pre anesthetic pain control: It is easier to control pain if you start the pain control prior to causing pain.
- Intravenous catheter: Very important to have intravenous access in case of an emergency.
- Intravenous fluid therapy: this keeps your pet hydrated and helps keep their blood pressure in the normal range as anesthesia can lower the blood pressure and cause damage to the kidneys and other organs.
- Local anesthesia: again, we dont like pain and our patients dont either. Preventing pain before causing it (surgery) makes for a happy pet when they wake up.
- Surgical Monitoring, Patient Warming, Sterilized Individual Surgical Packs and most of all LOVING CARE.
- Post Anesthesia pain medications to go home: Again, we don’t want our patients to be in pain. Read More About Pain Management
- Elizabethan collar : Some dogs and cats will lick at their incisions, this will protect the surgery site.