Spay-Neuter

This is a very important procedure in the life of a Pet. This helps them to:

  • Prevent unintentional mating
  • Prevents breast cancer and prostate disease later in life
  • Prevents uterine infections and testicular cancer
  • In certain situations prevents behaviour issues

Time at which these procedures are performed:

  • We strongly recomment spaying and neutering around 5-6 months of age. This is ideal before puberty is reached.

What precautions we take:

  • Though done routinely, these are major procedures. We recommend all Spays and large neuters have pre-surgical blood work done and be placed on IV fluids. This minimizes anesthetic risk.
  • All surgeries are monitored by trained technicians in presence of our Doctors
  • Post-operative pain control is our forte’. We don’t want our furry partners to chew away at the incision so they are protected with a neck-collar. We place sub-cutaneous sutures (hidden) to minimize irritation. Exceptions are there when skin sutures are required (very hyperactive dogs, very large breed dogs)

Scheduling:

  • Appointments can be made with front desk. We would like to examine the pets prior to surgery
  • All vaccines should be up to date.
  • If you are not our client, no problem, bring your paper work indicating vaccination history and or past issues, if any. 

Options:

  • Though we do require all spays and large neuters to be on IV fluids and have pre-surgical blood work done, we have placed them as options, due to differing financial situations. However, we strongly recommended to get IV fluids and pre-surgical blood work done to minimize anesthetic risks. 
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