Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions and answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that are not covered here, please feel free to give us a call .
- At what age can I have my pet spayed of neutered? Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 6 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at time of surgery. Also pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
- What is pre-anesthetic blood screening? This is a blood test that is run prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.
- How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery? Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 14 days following the surgery.
- Is it a good idea to allow my pet to have at least one litter? No, there is no advantage to allowing your pet to have a litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having your pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
- Do you offer grooming? Unfortunately, we no longer offer this service.