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Hopefully, the surgical procedure of spaying or neutering your dog will be the only major surgery that your dog needs in his life. Ideally, your dog should be spayed or neutered at 51/2 to 6 months old. At the Kennedy Heights Animal and Bird Hospital, we strive to make this experience as pain and stress free as possible for your dog. We are dedicated to providing personalized service and delivering quality surgical care for your beloved pets in a secure and friendly environment.
We understand how much you love and care for your dog. We invite you to come and see our facility, meet our friendly and competent doctors and staff and see where your pet will be spending his day when here for his spay or neuter procedure.
What is Spaying and Why is This Procedure Necessary?
Spaying is the surgical procedure performed on female dogs to make them incapable of reproduction. It involves the removal of the uterus and both ovaries. Our registered veterinarians perform this procedure using anesthetics, pain medications and monitoring devices. The pet’s vital signs are continually assessed throughout the surgery by our registered animal health technologists. We want your furry family member to wake up comfortably and pain free. We will call you as soon as your dog is recovered from the spay procedure and give you an update.
Serious anesthetic complications are very rare, especially if the pet is in a healthy condition. However, we do not take risks when it comes to your pet’s anesthetic safety. We perform a thorough pre-operative examination and our multiple monitoring devices allow us to respond to an anesthetic emergency very quickly should any arise.
Spaying has many important benefits. For one, it reduces overpopulation, and also prevents the bothersome heat cycles that attract male dogs.
Most importantly, spaying helps in the prevention of serious diseases like pyometra (a potentially life threatening type of uterine infection) and the most common cancer of female dogs: mammary cancer. For many pet owners, this is the biggest concern and the primary reason for having their female dogs undergo this procedure. Please visit or call us to learn more about it.
What is Neutering and Why is This Procedure Necessary?
While spaying is performed on female dogs, neutering is the procedure for their male counterparts. The result is the same, and the benefits of neutering are also similar. In this procedure – also called castration – both of the dog’s testicles are removed. This surgical procedure makes male dogs incapable of reproduction and helps reduce dog overpopulation. It also prevents undesirable aggressive or roaming behaviors of your dog, and helps reduce risk of prostate disease, testicular cancer, and other diseases.
As with spaying, there is also minimal anesthetic risk and we are meticulous in monitoring your pet’s vital signs during surgery so that any complication will produce an immediate response. As with spaying, great care is taken to provide pain relief post operatively and a comfortable experience for your beloved pet. Call or visit our facility to learn more about neutering procedures.
One of our animal health technologists will set up a discharge appointment at the end of the day when you come to pick up your pet so that we can answer any of your questions and go through written homecare instructions and how to give the post operative pain medications dispensed.
Spaying and neutering have obvious benefits for your pet dog’s health and wellness and are a necessary part of responsible pet ownership. Take time to learn about these procedures and talk to our veterinarians at our animal hospital located in Surrey you have any concerns.
What is a Microchip and Why is it Recommended?
It is an identification microchip about the size of a grain of rice that is implanted by a simple injection under the skin and allows your dog (if lost) to be identified by any veterinary facility or shelter by simply using a microchip scanner. Implanting the chip is no more uncomfortable for your dog than having a routine vaccination. A dog chip (microchip) can be implanted anytime but many people choose to do this at the same time as dog spaying or neutering.
An identification tattoo is another option, however it must be done at the time of spaying or neutering (or other type of surgery) since the dog needs to be anesthetized for this procedure.
Call our staff at the Kennedy Heights Animal and Bird Hospital to schedule your pet’s surgery as recommended by our veterinarians.
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 4:300 pm Closed Sunday
Welcome to Kennedy Heights Animal and Bird Hospital - your full-service AAHA Accredited animal hospital! We provide complete services for dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and reptiles. We value our relationships with our clients and pets, and look forward to providing compassionate care to you and your pets.
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