Spayed and Neutered Pets live a healthier and longer life!
At Sprinkle Road Veterinary Clinic we believe in the importance of spaying/neutering puppies and kittens to provide them with a long and healthy life.
Spaying or neutering your dog or cat will reduce common problems such as:
- A pyometra, or uterine infection, is a potentially life-threatening condition which can cost thousands of dollars to treat. Occurrence is 100% preventable if your pet is spayed.
- Over one half of all mammary tumors are malignant and can spread to other areas of the body. Early spaying, prior to your pet beginning its heat cycles, significantly reduces the incidence of tumor formation.
- There are more puppies and kittens overpopulating shelters than there are people willing to provide them with love and care. Sadly, many are euthanized.
- Testicular cancer can be eliminated and prostatitis, an infection causing malignant or benign swelling of the prostate, can be greatly reduced with early neutering.
- Unwanted behavioral problems such as dominance aggression, marking territory and wandering can be avoided with early spaying/neutering.
Safe Spay and Neuter Procedures
Many pet owners are curious about what is involved when their pet is placed under anesthesia. At Sprinkle Road Veterinary Clinic, you can be sure your pet will receive the best and safest anesthetic and surgical care.
When considering a veterinary hospital for your pet’s surgery, you should always be sure that the procedure is going to include the following:
Pre-anesthetic Blood Work: We recommend blood work specific to your pet’s age, condition, species and breed. This allows us to catch and treat problems that could lead to serious and potentially fatal complications during anesthesia.
Pre-Surgical Reviews and Documentation: Our team reviews your pet’s medical records and builds a surgical plan based on your pet’s specific history.
Pre-Surgical Physical Examination: All pets receive a full physical examination immediately prior to anesthesia. This prevents possible complications from any condition that may have developed since the time of your pet’s last exam.
Intravenous Catheter: This is an access point for fluids, pain medications, antibiotics, and anesthetics, and, in the rare event of a complication, allows us to quickly administer emergency care.
Fluid Therapy: Like human patients, all of our surgery patients receive intravenous fluid therapy during their procedure. The administration of fluids during surgery helps to maintain blood pressure and aids in your pet’s quick recovery from anesthesia.
Pre-Medication: Medications are given prior to the induction of anesthesia to decrease pain, anesthetic risk, and risk of infection.
Surgical Monitoring: Our trained technicians and assistants utilize veterinary-specific monitoring equipment to measure vital signs throughout your pet’s time under anesthesia.
Post-Operative Care: Our team stays with your pet until he/she is fully awake. During this time we monitor your pet’s vital signs, manage pain levels and wound care.
Home Care Instructions and Support: We will send you home with home care instructions and provide follow up support to ensure that your pet’s recovery is speedy and stress free.