Surgery & Anesthesia

Neutering in Cats

Neutering in Cats

Neutering and castration are the common terms used to describe the surgical procedure known scientifically as orchidectomy or orchiectomy during which both testicles are removed in order to sterilize a male cat. Neutering is recommended to prevent urine marking and...
Neutering in Dogs

Neutering in Dogs

Neutering and castration are the common terms used to describe the surgical procedure during which both testicles are removed in order to sterilize a male dog. There are several pros and cons to neutering; however, the overall consensus at this time is that neutering...
Spaying in Cats

Spaying in Cats

Spaying is the common term used to describe the surgical procedure known as an ovariohysterectomy. In this procedure, the ovaries and uterus are removed completely in order to sterilize a female cat. Spaying is recommended to reduce the risk of mammary cancer and to...
Spaying in Dogs

Spaying in Dogs

Spaying is the common term used to describe the surgical procedure known as an ovariohysterectomy. In this procedure, the ovaries and uterus are removed completely in order to sterilize a female dog. There are several pros and cons to spaying currently under...
Pre-surgical Preparation and Testing

Pre-surgical Preparation and Testing

The risk associated with general anesthesia and surgery is minimal for a healthy pet. However, the potential for complications still exists, and the best way to minimize the risk is for your pet is to have a complete pre-surgical evaluation performed before the...
Surgical Discharge Instructions for Cats

Surgical Discharge Instructions for Cats

The post-operative period is just as important as the surgery itself. Following the set instructions will help avoid complications and lead to a smoother recovery. Monitor the incision daily for signs of redness, swelling, discharge, or excessive licking. Consider...