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Spaying and Neutering Your Companion Pets - The Health Benefits:

There are many valuable medical benefits to having your pets spayed (the female procedure) or neutered (the male procedure).  For females, besides for putting an end to the inconvenience of bleeding heat cycles, when a pet is spayed before their first heat, their risk for developing mammary (breast) cancer is significantly reduced.  In addition, spaying a female pet eliminates the risk of a life-threatening pyometra later in life.  For the males, neutering decreases the urge to roam, fight as well as decreasing the chances to develop prostate problems, testicular cancer or serious perianal problems.

Spaying and neutering procedures are routine surgeries performed under general anesthesia.  At Damonte Ranch Animal Hospital, we do everything possible to minimize all surgical / anesthetic risks or complications that can potentially occur during a spay / neuter surgery.  For example, the utilization of anesthetic monitoring equipment that logs the pet's oxygen level, heart rate, blood pressure, placing IV catheters, having patients on fluids during the operation as well as providing adequate pain medications both during and after the procedure ... these are all steps taken to ensure the very best care for your pet at our hospital. 

The cost of spaying / neutering procedures varies depending upon the species, sex, size and age of the patient.  Complications resulting from these procedures are rare and pets recovery from these surgeries very quickly.  Oftentimes, owners are amazed that the very next day after surgery, pets are oftentimes acting as if nothing has happened.  

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms." - George Elliot

“An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.” -Martin Buber