SPAY & NEUTER SURGERY

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Spaying

Spaying is a common surgical procedure performed on female cats and dogs. The process is called an ovariohysterectomy and involves removing the patient’s uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, rendering the animal incapable of reproduction. We recommend spaying your pet at 6 months, depending on your dog’s breed and ideally before the patient’s first heat.

Benefits:

  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies

  • Eliminates the risk of mammary, ovarian, and uterine tumors

  • Removes the possibility of uterine infections

Neutering

Neutering is performed on male cats and dogs. This process castrates the animal, removing their testicles and making them unable to impregnate females. Neutering is advised when your pet is 6 months old but can be performed on older animals as well.

 

Benefits

  • Placates the animal, reducing aggressive behavior and decreasing dominant tendencies

  • Reduces roaming and spraying (territory marking)

  • Eliminates the risk of testicular and prostate tumors

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A skilled team will be designated to your pet on the day of its surgery. To ensure your pet’s safety, they will:

  • Perform pre-anesthetic blood panels

  • Monitor your pet’s vital signs while under anesthesia and in recovery

  • Ensure your pet’s comfort throughout their entire day with us

We take anesthesia and the safety of your pet very seriously here at Windan'Sea Veterinary Clinic. We understand that anesthesia is more complex than choosing anesthetic drugs. It is a process of:

 

  • Individual patient assessment

  • Pre-anesthetic blood panels to assess kidney, liver and other organ functions

  • The use of high-quality anesthetic gas and induction agents

  • Patient monitoring by a skilled team

  • Comprehensive multi-modal pain management

Our technicians are trained to monitor your pet’s vital signs and ensure the comfort of your pets. This includes regular checks of the heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, temperature and mucous membranes. They also monitor your pet during recovery to make sure they are comfortable. Your technician will go over how the surgery or procedure went and any post-operative instructions with a detailed, written handout to go home with you.

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What to expect after surgery

Spays and neuters are major medical procedures that require some recovery time. Recovery may also include pain medication, and lethargy is common for the first couple of days following the procedure. It’s extremely important that you monitor your pet to prevent the animal from licking or biting the incision to reduce the risk of infection.

One of our veterinary technicians will take the time to discuss your post-operative instructions, and we provide a complimentary surgery follow-up visit about a week after the procedure. If any concerns arise before then, we are always just a phone call away.

To learn more about spaying and neutering click here
To schedule a surgery at Windan'Sea Vet contact us at 858-454-0354.