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Unwanted litters, a one in four risk of life-threatening infection, breast tumours and ovarian cancer are prevented by spaying, while neutering prevents testicular cancers and prostate disease. Behaviour benefits of spaying and neutering pets include reduced fighting between pets, reduced house soiling and reduced unwanted behaviours. Recent retrospective studies question the effect of age of spaying or neutering on rates of cancer and joint disease in large breed dogs, our patients benefit from a discussion of the health and behaviour risks and benefits.
Balanced anesthesia protects your pet from pain, anxiety and loss of appetite by including pre-emptive pain relief, anti-nausea medications and calming sedatives. In our pristine surgical suite your pet benefits from a warming pad, bright lighting and advanced multi parameter monitoring by a Registered Veterinary Technician dedicated to your pet’s care. Intravenous fluids help our cat and dog patients recover more quickly so they can usually go home to their families the same day.
Stronger than a relaxant, a sedative makes pets sleepy. Sedation eliminates fear, anxiety and stress from minor procedures like radiographs, ear treatment, broken nails and wound repair. Some pets are too terrified to tolerate any handling and with a careful protocol including sedation we can examine and treat them.
Preanesthetic Laboratory Testing
Comprehensive lab analysis of your pets blood measures their body’s readiness to process the anesthetic and is required for all elective surgeries. Heart, lung, kidney and bleeding disorder testing is available for pets with genetic and other risk factors.
We offer implantation of the innovative ISO-standard MiniChip, a shorter and slimmer than standard microchip using a smaller 15-gauge needle which is ideal for animals of all sizes. We scan all our patients with our universal microchip scanner so we can provide you with the number and contact info for a previously placed microchip. A microchip is only as useful if linked to reliable contact information. Microchips are permanent humane means of identifying pets, they can be placed in dogs and cats of all ages and help them return home.