Spay or Neuter

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The Countryside Difference

We realize that many people may "shop around" for the best price on spay and neuter surgeries. Low-cost procedures may not be the safest option. Countryside is committed to providing the highest quality of safety, care, and comfort during your pet’s spay or neuter procedure.

Let’s follow your pet through Countryside’s surgical process:

Once admitted, your pet will receive a pre-surgical examination. Any necessary pre-anesthetic blood tests will also be performed. These tests can reveal hidden problems that can cause serious complications when your pet is under anesthesia. If everything is acceptable, an IV catheter will be placed. The IV catheter is used to provide fluids intravenously, and it can also be used as a port for providing emergency drugs in case an anesthetic emergency arises. This will also keep your pet properly hydrated, speed recovery and enhance the overall safety of the procedure.

Next, the veterinarian will induce anesthesia with an injection of medication. Anesthesia will be maintained by gas delivered through a tube placed in the animal’s trachea. Male cats usually don't require the IV catheter, fluids, or gas, as the procedure time is much shorter.

The entire surgery is performed in a sterile manner, and a veterinary technician will monitor your pet’s vital signs throughout the procedure, just as a nurse would in a human hospital. After surgery, your pet will head into a recovery kennel where they will continue to be monitored. Once your pet is in recovery, you can expect a call from the veterinarian or the registered veterinary technician.

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What are the Benefits of a Spaying or Neutering?

There is clinical evidence that spaying or neutering reduces the risks of certain kinds of cancer like mammary and uterine in females and testicular in males. Studies also suggest that neutered males have the lowest rate of prostate cancer. Spaying reduces the risk of mammary issues for females and other complications like a uterine infection or pyometra, which can be life threatening. Spaying and neutering help regulate certain behaviors, too. Without the surgery, pets tend to focus on mating and their desire to roam is strong. In fact, female cats will stay in heat until they are bred. The surgery also can reduce aggression as it changes the hormonal balance, making pets overall more comfortable and easier to manage.

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How Long is the Recovery Period?

Most surgeries are done early in the morning to give your pet the day to recover under our supervision. If there are no problems, you can expect to bring your cat or dog home in the afternoon. We will provide you with pain medication and antibiotics, as needed, to aid in healing and to help keep your pet comfortable. Your pet will be able to return to normal activity in just two weeks.

We hope you will choose the Countryside difference! ​Give us a call at 770-788 7387; we are here to answer any questions about the procedure or to make an appointment for you.