Spaying, also known as ovariohysterectomy, refers to the surgical removal of both ovaries and the uterus, rendering a dog or cat infertile. All spays are performed under general anesthetic. Precautions such as pre-anethetic blood work and diligent intra-operative monitoring are taken to minimize anesthetic risks to our patients. We recommend spaying your puppy or kitten at 6 months of age.
Many benefits to spaying your dog or cat exist:
By not allowing your companion to mate and produce offspring, you are contributing to the elimination of the pet overpopulation problem.
Avoidance of the ‘heat cycle’, during which female dogs experience bleeding, and female cats exhibit excessive vocalization and ‘screeching’
Elimination of the risk of pyometra, a bacterial infection of the uterus which can be life threatening
Elimination of the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer, and decreased risk of mammary cancer