Spay and Neuter
Spaying or neutering your cat can help them live a longer, healthier life, minimizes behavior problems and helps control the population of unwanted cats. Spaying or neutering your cat eliminates unwanted litters, which contributes to thousands of euthanasia procedures and millions of stray animals.
If you are shopping around for a competitive price on this procedure, be sure to question the type of anesthetic used, the type of pain management provided, and the monitoring equipment and procedures followed. All of our surgery patients have IV catheters placed and receive IV fluids. We use several monitoring devices during your cat’s anesthetic. A veterinary technician continually assesses your cat’s vital signs during the procedure. Although the risk of an anesthetic death in a normal healthy cat is very rare, our monitoring devices and procedures allow us to respond to an anesthetic emergency faster. Faster responses can save lives. Please call or visit our facility to learn more about our neutering procedures.
Your cat’s safety and comfort are our primary concerns when performing a spay or neuter. We use pain management techniques in conjunction with anesthesia to make sure your cat is as comfortable as possible during the procedure and after they are discharged. Our spay and neuter patients receive 2 or 3 different injectable pain medications during the procedure and always go home with oral pain medication. Proper pain management makes the procedure as comfortable as possible and allows for faster recovery. Having a conversation with your veterinarian about the right age to neuter your pet can make all the difference in your pet’s life. Undergoing this procedure at the best age determined by you and your veterinarian can help reduce the risk of various cancers and diseases.
Spaying is a surgical procedure in which both ovaries and uterus are completely removed from your female cat. Also called an "ovariohysterectomy", the surgery is performed while your cat is under general anesthesia. There are many benefits to spaying your female companion. First, you will contribute to the prevention of the cat overpopulation. Second, spaying will eliminate the sometimes 'messy' heat cycles that attract male cats to your house from miles away. Third, you will help prevent diseases in your cat such as pyometra (infection in the uterus) and mammary cancer. Additionally, research has shown that cats that have been spayed live longer than cats that have not been spayed.
Neutering refers to the surgical procedure in which both testicles are removed. There are many benefits to neutering your male companion. First, you will contribute to the prevention of the cat overpopulation. Second, neutering can help eliminate undesirable and at times, embarrassing behavior in your male companion. Third, you will help prevent diseases in your cat such as prostate disease and testicular cancer.