It is recommended to neuter your cat at 4-6 months of age. You can neuter your cat anytime though as long as he is at least 2 months old and 2 pounds. Do NOT wait too long to neuter your cat!!! Once your cat starts spraying in the house, it is VERY difficult to stop even if you neuter him.
Interesting surgical fact: We do not place any sutures in your cat a neuter is done. Vessels are tied on themselves and the tiny surgical openings heal on their own. Your cat cannot pull his stitches out! (Note- unless he has a testicle that didn't come down. That requires another surgery) You will not need an E-Collar for your cat.
It is recommended to spay cats at 4-6 months of age. They must be at least 2 months old and 2 pounds.
It is recommended dogs are spayed at 5- 6 months of age historically. (also must be 2 months and 2 pounds minimum.) If you have a large breed dog, you may want to consider spaying after 2 years of age. (I will be making a link to see the pros and cons of this shortly)
We do not send E-Collars home for spays unless they are licking at their incisions when they wake up. Females do not tend to bother their incisions as commonly as male dogs.
We recommend your dog be neutered at 4-6 months of age in most cases to prevent marking, aggression and health issues like prostate problems or cancer later in life. They must be at least 2 months 2 pounds to have surgery. In recent years there has been research to support waiting to neuter until your dog is full grown over 1 year of age Especially if he is a large breed dog. We would be happy to discuss what’s best for you and your dog specifically.
All males are sent home with an ”Cone of Shame” that fits At no extra charge.Please be sure you plan to have it on for 10-14 days. The inflatable collars do not work for neuters. Please save your money and time and leave the proper fit to us.
*No food after 10 pm the night before surgery. Please allow water.
*Please walk your dog in the morning before coming in.
*All dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier and under your control
*All cats must be in carriers. It is best to have 1 carrier per pet . Even though they get along normally, they may want their space when they are recovering
*”Drop off” is scheduled between 7 and 8am by appointment only
*You will meet with the doctor briefly for a cursory exam of the patient . Please expect to be available for 20 minutes.
* You must be 18 years of age or older to sign the legal documents
* Please bring all medical and vaccine history with you
* Please let the front desk know if you have a voucher and give it to them in the morning before surgery
*After check ins, the veterinarians see appointments and the patients are prepped. The surgery order is figured out, medical records obtained, facts checked before we start.
The patients are given sedatives and time is needed for them to get used to their surroundings. Feel free to bring an item familiar to the patient for comfort
*Surgery typically begins by 10am.
‘Please remember though, we may have up to 20 patients a day and 2 veterinarians, so time of pick up will vary
*We will call you when your loved one gets out of surgery. We can give you a much closer estimate but don’t plan on picking up for at least 2 hours after we call you. We need to monitor after surgery awhile.
*We moniotr their recoveries closely
*Pick up is usually between 2-5;30pm
*We go over post op instructions and collect payment at pick up ,however in general, you can expect the patient to be able to walk out and eat when they get home.
*Medications and /or Ecollars may be sent home