Spay surgery (ovariohysterectomy) entails removal of your pet’s uterus and ovaries, permanently preventing unwanted pregnancies and helping to curb the population of homeless pets.
This also eliminates undesirable behaviors noted during estrus, including messy discharges, the impulse to run from home, and the howling and other disruptive behaviors seen in female cats. Spaying drastically decreases the risk of mammary cancer, and prevents ovarian disease, sexually-transmitted infections, and life-threatening uterine infections.
This is a surgical procedure which requires general anesthesia. Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe. Spay surgeries can be scheduled Monday through Friday. She will be provided with pain medications to keep her comfortable during and after the operation.
To set up an appointment to have your pet spayed or to learn more about this procedure, call or visit our clinic. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to spay your pet, we would be happy to discuss your concerns.