We are proud to extend surgical services to our patients.
In an effort to help your pet live a healthy life, we provide spay and neuter services. Choosing to spay or neuter your new pet is one of the most responsible decisions you can make as a pet owner. Spaying and neutering pets is estimated to add years to your pet's life in decreasing or eliminating their chances of potential cancerous growths; it also helps decrease the amount of animals in shelters and the number of euthanized pets each year. We believe spaying and neutering animals is a productive initiative. In providing these services, we hope to prolong pets lives and help the community in preventing pet overpopulation. Reasons to spay or neuter your pet:
- Decrease aggressive behaviors in male pets
- Decrease desire for pets to roam and find mates
- Decrease pet overpopulation and pet euthanasia
- Decrease risk of mammary gland tumors
- Eliminate heat cycles, bleeding, and yelling for a mate
- Eliminate or reduce marking and spraying
- Reduce risk of ovarian and uterine cancers
- Reduce risk of prostate cancer and testicular cancer
- Do not allow your pet to run or jump for the next few days.
- Examine the incision daily to ensure proper healing.
- Keep your pet confined from others, and allow them to have a quiet resting place.
- Prevent your pet from licking the surgical site by keeping close watch or by using an Elizabethan collar.
- Wait at least 10 days after surgery to bathe your pet. If your pet's incision has opened or if you notice excessive swelling, redness, or discharge, contact our office immediately.
Even the most responsible pet owner could leave the garage door open or forget to close the gate, resulting in a pet to run away. Microchipping your beloved pet could be the difference between having your pet returned and not being able to find them. While it is estimated that nearly 3 million pets in shelters are euthanized annually, some of those animals are pets whose owners were unable to find them. The pet microchip technology continues to evolve. Currently, microchip implants are designed to last the extent of your pet's life and are also composed of biocompatible elements that can coexist with your pet's body tissues without causing harm. Currently, microchips can be placed in a variety of pets, including dogs, cats, ferrets, and birds. You also do not need to worry about someone stealing your information from the microchip, only a veterinarian, animal shelter, or animal control center can scan the microchip. Reasons for microchipping a pet:
- It can help return a lost animal to their proper owner
- Microchips help animal shelters avoid the unnecessary expense of boarding an animal that belongs to a loving home
- Microchips provide a permanent method of identifying your pet. If your pet is lost/stolen and its collar is removed, a vet/shelter can still return your pet home
- They can help distinguish the legal owner of a pet when the ownership of the animal is in dispute.
- Foreign body removal
- Gastrointestinal (digestive) surgery
- Urogenital (bladder and/or kidney) surgery