Spaying (Ovariohysterectomy) and Neutering
We recommend spaying for dogs and cats and neutering for dogs at 4-6 months of age. Our surgical standards provide for pre-anesthetic laboratory testing, intravenous catheterization and precise IV fluid administration using fluid pumps, inhalation general anesthesia, respiratory/heart monitor, overnight hospitalization, temperature control with a circulating water heating blanket, antibiotic injection if indicated and appropriate pain medications during and after surgery.
We recommend neutering for cats at 4-6 months of age. Our surgical standards call for the same protocol as for spays and dog neuters. However, cat neuters are discharged in the late afternoon of the same day as the surgery.
Here is a list of "Frequently Asked Questions" related to spaying or neutering. Another resource is to use the search box at www.healthypet.com.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Spaying Older Pets
Should I have my dog spayed?
Neutering Young Pets
At what age should I have my pet spayed or neutered?
What are the advantages of neutering my dog?
Can my dog be neutered without actually being castrated?
What should I do when my dog is in heat?
Can I have my dog spayed while she's in heat?
Can a male guinea pig be neutered?
Feline Mammary Hyperplasia Complex
Is there such a thing as birth control for female dogs without having to have them spayed?
How can we tell when our female dog is in heat?
What should I do about my cockatiel's egg?