We recommend spaying small dogs and cats between 4-6 months of age. We recommend spaying large breed dogs between 6-12 months of age.
There are many benefits that come with spaying and neutering. They include helping to control the stray dog and cat population, preventing diseases such as pyometra (infection of the uterus) and mammary cancer. Benefits of neutering include decreasing potential for prostate infections and enlargement, decreased aggression and roaming problems and decreased urine marking. Neutering male cats also helps decrease the risk of spreading FIV (Feline Aids).
Day of Surgery at Heartland Animal Clinic:
We request your pet be dropped off for surgery between 8:00am and 8:30am. Someone from our office will call the day before surgery to give a friendly reminder to withhold food after midnight the night before surgery however water may be left with your pet.
All animals that are scheduled for a surgical procedure will have a pre-operative physical exam performed by either Dr. Destany Cribbs or Dr. Harrison Cribbs the morning of surgery. After the exam any pre-operative bloodwork or diagnostics will be completed by our veterinary technician.
Your pet will be intubated and placed under general anesthesia while being attached to an EKG for heart monitoring, blood pressure monitor, oxygen saturation monitor and temperature probe. Our veterinary technician monitors your pet closely while under anesthesia and charts all vitals.
Your pet’s safety and comfort is our TOP priority and is closely monitored until they are alert and recovered from their procedure.
You will receive a phone call from on of our Doctors or technician once your pet is recovered from surgery.
Your pet will be able to go home the same afternoon of surgery day.