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Consult with your veterinarian to determine the best age to spay or neuter your pet. Spaying or neutering is often done around 6 months of age, but your veterinarian will discuss what age is best for your pet depending on their breed and medical history. With all our surgical patients we do require an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure, answer any questions you may have, ensure vaccinations are current and draw pre-anesthetic blood work.

Prior to surgery, a blood sample is collected from your pet. Tests are conducted on the sample either in the clinic or sent to an outside reference laboratory. These tests check the organ functions, blood counts, and clotting function of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.

Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed within 14 days following the surgery.

No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However, there are plenty of advantages to having your pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.

We are fortunate enough to have the beautiful artwork of Jody Whitsell located throughout our lobby – come in and check out her work! Working in acrylics, Jody has become known for her realistic yet unconventional dog and cat portraits. With a fun and bright color palette, she brilliantly captures the unique expressions of her subjects. Visit her website at www.Bigdawgzsquared.com to view her work or to place an order for a custom commission.

Whitsell Art

Whitsell Art

Whitsell Art