Unwanted animals are becoming a very real concern. Stray animals can easily become a public nuisance.
They are soiling parks and streets, ruining shrubs, frightening children or elderly people, creating noise and other disturbances,causing automobile accidents, and sometimes even killing livestock or other pets.As a potential source of rabies and other diseases, they can become a public health hazard. The capture, impoundment, and eventual destruction of unwanted animals cost taxpayers millions of dollars each year.
Is the medical term for “spaying” the female pet. It is a surgical procedure which removes both the ovaries and the uterus. In the dog and cat, one of the major reasons for performing the sterilization surgery is to eliminate the annoying “signs of heat” which cause males to be attracted. If the uterus alone were removed, the pet would still “come into heat,” but could not get pregnant. Removal of both the ovaries and uterus completely eliminate the annoying signs of being “in heat.”
Is the medical term for surgically sterilizing the male dog. The testicles are removed because they are the major source of male hormones which cause sexual interest, aggression, and urine marking of territory. Therefore, neutering the male pet provides significant advantage to the pet owner, as well as eliminating the ability to produce unwanted offspring and decreasing the risk of future medical problems, such as prostate enlargement and testicular cancer. In contrast, in human males, the sperm transport tubes are cut to cause sterility, but the testicles are not removed. This allows men to continue to exhibit male characteristics.
Just as your own doctor would never take you to surgery without first running “screening tests,”
we RECOMMEND a Pre-Surgical Blood Screening. This test will help to screen, if your pet has a normal heart rhythm, has adequate levels of red blood cells and that the blood clots normally. It is an optional way you can increase the anesthesia safety for your pet.
The procedures are performed under “general anesthesia.” The pet sleeps painlessly through the entire surgical procedure. Anesthesia choices used in our hospital are comparable to those used in humans undergoing major surgery. Newer anesthetic choices we use are many times safer than other choices commonly used in some veterinary clinics today.
Surgery is performed in an operating room equipped with monitors, emergency equipment, oxygen and ventilation equipment, and the most modern surgical instruments available. All surgery is done using sterile gloves, drapes, gowns, and surgical instruments. Our hospital is committed to quality and therefore maintains high standards for both anesthesia and surgical procedures.
We are the only hospital in the area to offer the innovative Surgical Laser option for our patients. If you elect the laser option, your pet will experience less hemorrhage, less swelling, and because the nerve endings are sealed by the laser, less pain.
After surgery, our staff carefully monitors each patient until fully awake and stable. No pet is dismissed from the hospital until we are satisfied that it is fully recovered from anesthesia. While the anesthetic procedure provides pain management during and immediately after surgery, pets that receive additional pain control recover better, are more comfortable, and return to normal eating sooner. For this reason, all pets are provided with appropriate management for their procedures. You will be given complete, written go-home instructions. Since many people “price-shop” these procedures, we suggest you be sure all prices quoted elsewhere are “all inclusive,” and that you tour the facility before making your choice.
The spay/neuter procedure is a
“once-in-a-lifetime” procedure for your pet.
Make sure you get it done right!
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