The age accepted for spaying a dog is approximately 6 months. It is also acceptable to spay a dog once she is an adult, although there is a slightly greater risk of postoperative complications in elderly dogs as well as in dogs that are overweight or have health issues. Therefore, in most instances it is advised to spay a dog when she is still a puppy.
- Small dogs (under 20 lbs): $285
- Medium size dogs (between 20-50 lbs): $350
- Big dogs (above 50 lbs): $360-$425
What to expect during the spay?
- Pre anesthetic exam (in-house blood work)
- Our veterinary team will induce your dog into a safe state of general anesthesia
- Vital signs including breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, state of anesthesia, oxygenation levels, CO2 level,and body temperature are monitored closely
- The surgeon makes a small incision near the umbilicus on the abdomen area
- The ovaries and uterus are removed
- The surgeon closes the incision with surgical glue or sutures
- Postoperative medications are given, and postoperative care continues until your dog is completely recovered from the anesthesia
- We will keep your dog hospitalized until she completely recovers and is safe to send home with after care instructions
Stop feeding your dog/cat food and water 12 hours previous to surgery and bring them fasting to surgery. Food can complicate surgery and it can be fatal.
Home Care Instructions
Our veterinary staff will also provide you with post-operative instructions to follow when your pet goes home. With your home care instructions you will receive medication to minimize to minimize post-op discomfort. The steps below you can follow at home in order to facilitate a safe and comfortable recovery:
Provide a quiet place for your dog to recover
Avoid bathing your dog for at least ten days after surgery
Check Incision Daily
Check incision daily to confirm proper healing.
If your dog is lethargic, has decreased appetite, is vomiting and has diarreha.
Preventing Running and Jumping
Do not allow your dog to run and jump for seven to ten days following surgery
Prevent your dog from licking the incision area. (they should wear a collar)
Pay attention to changes around the surgery area
If you find any redness, swelling, or discharge around the surgery area, or if incision is open please, call us
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