Spay & Neuter Services

 

 

General Information

Spay/neuter surgery helps reduce the number of stray and unwanted animals. Through spay/neuter, Haven Humane has played a major role in decreasing the number of cats and dogs in our shelter. You can help us reach our goal of ending animal abandonment in the north state by spaying/neutering your pet. Even without its contribution to controlling animal overpopulation, there are compelling reasons to embrace spay/neuter.

  • Improve health—Spaying at an early age decreases the incidence of mammary cancer as well as prevents diseases of the ovaries and infections of the uterus, which are a major cause of illness in unspayed pets. Neutered dogs have fewer prostate problems and no testicular cancer.
  • Decrease euthanasia—It is estimated that four million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—are euthanized each year in the U.S. Often these animals are purebred and the offspring of cherished family pets. In 2010 in California, at least 173,000 dogs and 278,000 cats were euthanized.
  • Prevent unwanted behaviors—Spay/neuter surgeries can help prevent aggressive behavior towards other animals, roaming in search of mates, urine marking in dogs and spraying in cats.

 

Procedure

Every spay/neuter procedure begins with an examination of your pet by a surgeon, during which you can ask any questions you may have. Once surgery and recovery is complete, follow up care is available five days a week. Our spay-neuter service includes:

  • Safe anesthesia designed to minimize stress in the patient and ensure a smooth recovery
  • Pain management to pre-operatively block pain and to reduce inflammatory pain post-operatively. We also employ local anesthetics where appropriate.
  • Attention to recovery by skilled veterinary technicians who continuously monitor your pet before, during and after surgery with state-of-the-art equipment. Patients recover on cushioned beds with heated pads and blankets to keep their body temperature normal.
  • Complimentary ear exam. Additional paid services include microchipping, umbilical hernia repair, dewclaw removal, vaccinations, heartworm testing, Felv/FIV/HW testing, flea and heartworm prevention, IV fluids, and pre-op blood testing.
  • If you do not have proof of Rabies vaccination at the time of check in, one will be required at the time of surgery.

 

Fees

  • Cat
    • Spay -  $67.00
    • Additional Fees (add on)
      • In heat $15.00
      • Obese $15.00
      • Pregnant $30.00
    • Neuter- $47.00
    • Abdominal Crypt (unilateral) $87.00
    • Inguinal Crypt (unilateral) $57.00
    • Abdominal Crypt (Bilateral) $102.00
    • Inguinal Crypt (Bilateral) $77.00
  • Dog
    • Spay
      • <25# $97.00
      • 25#-50# $117.00
      • 50#-80# $127.00
      • 80#-100# $147.00
      • >100# $167.00
      • Additional Fees (add on)
        • In heat $20.00
        • Obese $30.00
        • Pregnant $40.00
      • Neuter
        • <25# $77.00
        • 25#-50# $87.00
        • 50#-80# $97.00
        • >80# $107.00
        • Abdominal Crypt <40# (unilateral) $137.00
        • Abdominal Crypt >40# (unilateral) $177.00
        • Inguinal Crypt <40# (unilateral) $107.00
        • Inguinal Crypt >40# (unilateral) $157.00
        • Abdominal Crypt <40# (bilateral) $167.00                 
        • Abdominal Crypt >40# (bilateral) $207.00
        • Inguinal Crypt <40# (bilateral) $137.00
        • Inguinal Crypt >40# (bilateral) $167.00

 

Additional Services at time of spay or neuter

  • Heartworm Testing           $25.00
  • Felv/FIV Testing              $30.00
  • Microchip (at time of alter) $20.00
  • Pre-op blood work           $50.00
  • IV catheter and fluids        $40.00
  • Ear mite Treatment           $30.00
  • Dewclaw Removal (art) $30.00 ea    
  • Dewclaw Removal (disart) $20.00 ea                                                                                                                                      
See our Preventative & Wellness Care web page for vaccine and exam pricing

 

How to Prepare for Surgery

Our surgical staff is committed to providing your pet with the best care while here for his/her surgical/anesthetic procedure.  To help us with this positive experience our surgical staff asks that you:

  • Not feed your pet after 8:00 PM the night before surgery, water is ok.
  • Bring your pet in between 7:15-8:00 AM the day of surgery.
  • Give yourself one hour for check-in the day of surgery.  If you would like to expedite your check-in time you can download and fill-out the registration form.
  • Prior to spay-neuter surgery, we recommend the following vaccinations:
    • Cats
      • Less than six months: a minimum of two FVRCP vaccinations, the last at three months of age or older and at least one week before surgery.
      • More than six months: at least one FVRCP vaccination after three months of age, administered within the past year and given at least one week before surgery
      • Rabies as required by city and county regulations
    • Dogs
      • Less than six months: at least two DA2PP and Bordetella vaccinations, the last at four months of age or older and at least one week before surgery
      • More than six months: at least one DA2PP and Bordetella vaccination after four months of age, administered within the past year and given at least one week before surgery
      • Rabies as required by city and county regulations
    • If recommended vaccinations have not been performed, you put your pet at increased risk of contracting or spreading preventable diseases, for which you assume all liability. Please bring vaccine records with you at the time of your appointment.
    • Consult with your veterinarian if you have questions about the risks and benefits of vaccination.

We look forward to seeing you and your pet soon.

Post Surgical Care

  • Cat
    • Your animal has been hospitalized or had surgery and requires special care and supervision upon returning home. If any of the following symptoms occur please contact our clinic for a re-check exam (241-1658). Post surgical re-check exams will be at no extra charge within 10 days, but you will be responsible for the cost of any medications necessary.
      • Loss of appetite for more than two days
      • Refusal to drink water for more than one day
      • Vomiting, Diarrhea
      • Temperatures above 102.5° or below 99.5°
      • Excessive pain or discomfort
      • Depression, Weakness
    • Check incision 2 times daily for swelling, draining or missing sutures. Do not allow incision to become wet or soiled. Return for an e-collar if licking occurs at the incision site.
    • Restrict activity for 7-10 days to inside the house or other clean, dry confined area. Use shredded paper litter for next 7 days.
    • If you have an after hours medical emergency call VCA Asher at 224-2200 or our Animal control hotline at 245-1184
    • Feed Regular diet
    • If prescribed medication, give as directed on the bottle
    • No suture removal necessary
  • Dog
    • Your animal has been hospitalized or had surgery and requires special care and supervision upon returning home. If any of the following symptoms occur please contact our clinic for a re-check exam (241-1658). Post surgical re-check exams will be at no extra charge within 10 days, but you will be responsible for the cost of any medications necessary..
      • Loss of appetite for more than two days
      • Refusal to drink water for more than one day
      • Vomiting, Diarrhea, Coughing, Sneezing
      • Temperatures above 102.5° or below 99.5°
      • Excessive pain or discomfort
      • Depression, Weakness
    • Check incision 2 times daily for swelling, draining or missing sutures. Do not allow incision to become wet or soiled. Return for an e-collar if licking occurs at the incision site.
    • Restrict activity for 7-10 days to inside the house or other clean, dry confined area. Leash walks only, do not allow heavy exercise. If you have an after hours medical emergency call VCA Asher at 224-2200 or our Animal control hotline at 245-1184
    • If prescribed medication, give as directed on the bottle
    • No suture removal necessary
    • Dewclaw Removal: Your animal will be due for a bandage change in 3-5 days and a suture removal in 10-14 days. A bandage change costs $10