Spay and neuter your pets!

Spay and Neuter

Spaying or neutering our pets can help them live longer, healthier lives, minimize behavior problems and help control the population of unwanted pets. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly 12,500 puppies are born in the United States each hour.

If you are shopping around for a competitive price on spay or neuter procedures, be sure to question the type of anesthetic used, the type of pain management provided, and the monitoring equipment and procedures followed. All of our surgery patients have IV catheters placed and receive IV fluids, we use several monitoring devices during your pet’s anesthetic and a veterinary technician continually assesses your pet’s vital signs during the procedure. You are always welcome to call or visit Care Animal Hospital to learn more about our neutering procedures.

Your pet’s safety and comfort are our primary concerns when performing a spay or neuter. We use pain management techniques in conjunction with anesthesia to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible during the procedure and after they are discharged. Our spay and neuter patients receive 2 or 3 different pain medications during the procedure and always go home with oral pain medication. We also perform local anesthetic blocks at the surgical site. Proper pain management makes the procedure as comfortable as possible and allows for faster recovery.

Spaying is a surgical procedure in which both ovaries and uterus are completely removed from your female pet. Also called an "ovariohysterectomy", the surgery is performed while your pet is under general anesthesia. There are many benefits to spaying your female companion. You will help limit the problem of dog and cat overpopulation. Spaying will eliminate the sometimes 'messy' heat cycles that attract male dogs to your house from miles away and will help prevent diseases in your pet such as pyometra (infection in the uterus) and mammary cancer. Additionally, research has shown that pets that have been spayed live longer than pets that have not been spayed.

Neutering refers to the surgical procedure in which both testicles are removed. There are many benefits to neutering your male companion. You will help limit the problem of dog and cat overpopulation. Neutering can help eliminate undesirable and at times, embarrassing behavior in your male companion. Neutering your pet will also help prevent diseases in your pet such as prostate disease and testicular cancer.