Spaying (Ovariohysterectomy) and Neutering
We recommend spaying and neutering for small dogs and cats at 4-6 months of age. Recent research may suggest that larger breeds of dogs may benefit from waiting until 9-12 months of age before spaying or neutering. It is best to consult your veterinarian on the appropriate age for your pet. Our surgical standards provide for pre-anesthetic laboratory testing, intravenous catheterization with 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 all pets receive appropriate pain medications both before and after surgery to ensure a more comfortable recovery. If you wish to take your pet home the day of surgery, please discuss this with your veterinary surgeon. Cat neuters are generally discharged later afternoon the same day as the surgery.