Our office has a reputation for being one of the best spay and neuter clinics Orange has to offer. With highly trained surgeons, a fully equipped facility and endless compassion, you can rest assured that your pet is safe with us.
The Spaying Procedure
The dog or cat spay procedure will begin with one of our veterinarians administering general anesthesia to sedate your pet. While the attending staff continuously monitors your animal’s breathing and heart rate, the vet will make a small incision in the belly area to remove the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus.
Thanks to the anesthesia, your pet will not feel any pain during surgery. Our vets will also prescribe pain medication for the post-operative period to keep discomfort at bay. As your pet recovers from her spaying procedure, you’ll want to support her to ensure a successful healing process. It’s important to:
- Keep your pet away from children and other animals.
- Offer ample opportunities for rest in a quiet area.
- Prevent your pet from licking the surgical site, which could lead to an infection.
- Make sure your pet consumes an adequate amount of food and water.
- Restrict unnecessary activity so your furry friend can focus on getting better.
As your pet heals from her cat or dog spay, it’s normal for her to appear sleepy, groggy and agitated, so don’t be alarmed by these behavioral changes. You can expect your pet to resume her normal activities within about three days, with a full recovery occurring within two weeks. Most pets experience no complications from this routine procedure, especially when it’s performed by an experienced vet.
The Neutering Procedure
To begin your cat or dog neuter procedure, one of our vets will administer general anesthesia to make sure he is comfortable. From there, the surgeon will make an incision in the scrotum and carefully remove each testicle. Although the process sounds painful, you can rest assured that between the anesthesia and post-operative pain medications, your pet will be completely comfortable before, during and after surgery.
Although we offer among the safest dog and cat neuter Orange has to offer, you’ll want to monitor your pet closely during the recovery period to ensure his safety. It’s important to:
- Prevent your pet from licking around the incision, as this could cause an infection.
- Limit unnecessary activity, let your pet rest and keep him away from other animals and children.
- Contact our office immediately if your pet suddenly loses his appetite and seems lethargic, or if you notice bleeding, swelling or draining around the incision.
After a low cost neuter procedure at our clinic, you can expect a full recovery within two weeks. At that point, your pet will be feeling like himself again and should be capable of resuming all of his normal activities.