Neutering Your Pet
We highly recommend having you male dog or cat neutered. When your pet is neutered it helps protect them against deadly diseases such as Prostate issues. It also helps to keep your pet from wandering. Did you know that an intact male can smell a female cat or dog that is in heat up to 3 miles away?! By neutering your pet you can also help control overpopulation. This means less pets in shelters. When your male pet is neutered it is a complete removal of the Testicles, making it impossible for your male pet to reproduce. This surgery is done while your pet is under Anesthesia.
Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork- When we are going to do any sort of surgery on your pet we highly recommend doing bloodwork beforehand. We pull the blood the night before and send it off to our out of office laboratory (the cheapest option for you) and the results are returned by 8 am the following morning. The bloodwork determines whether or not your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthetic and proceeds with the surgery.
While your pet is in surgery they are hooked up to a Vital Scan Monitoring System. This monitors their heart rate, the oxygenation of their blood, their respiratory rate, their temperature, and their blood pressure. Not only is this machine monitoring them but we also have a Veterinary Technician or Assistant there at all times monitoring the machine and your pet.
When your pet is neutered at The Connersville Veterinary Clinic, the procedure is done in the morning. They will be continuously monitored in our treatment area for the remainder of the day and also over night. We have a Doctor that comes into the Clinic throughout the night to check on every surgery patient to make sure they are doing well. Your pet will the go home the following day. Dogs will be sent home with pain and inflammation medication while cats will be given an injection after surgery that will continue to help with the pain for an extended amount of time.
We recommend having your pet neutered at 4 months of age. We neuter your pets to allow them to have a longer healthier life, to prevent against deadly diseases and to keep the population of unwanted puppies and kittens lower.
If you have any questions or concerns about neutering your pet please dont hesitate to contact us at 765-825-9620.
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