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SPAY & NEUTER PROCEDURE
The Spay Procedure
Every spay/neuter begins with an examination of your pet by a surgeon, during which you can ask any questions you may have. Follow up care is available five days a week during recovery. Our spay/neuter services include::
• Safe anesthesia designed to minimize stress and ensure a smooth recovery.
• Pain management before and after surgery.
• Attention and recovery by skilled veterinary technicians who continuously monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery with state-of-the-art equipment. Pets recover on cushioned beds with heated pads and blankets.
***If you do not have proof of a rabies vaccination at the time of check in, one will be required at the time of surgery for $15.
We offer addional medical services during surgery: microchipping, umbilical hernia repair, dewclaw removal, vaccinations, heartworm testing, FelV/FIV testing, flea and heartworm preventative, IV fluids, pre-op blood testing, ear mite treatment, and ear and eye examinations.
Prpare for surgery
HOW TO PREPARE FOR SURGERY
To help keep surgery a positive experience for you and your pet, our surgical staff asks that you:
• The night before surgery do not feed your pet after 10:00 p.m.. Water is okay.
• Check-in your pet between 7:30-8:00 a.m. the day of the surgery. You will be checked in first come, first served.
• Allow one hour for check-in the day of surgery.
• If you would like to expedite your check-in time, download and fill-out the surgery form below.
• After surgery pick up time is between 3p.m.-5pm.
Prior to spay/neuter surgery, we recommend the following vaccinations:
A minimum of two FVRCP vaccinations, the last at four months of age or over, for their first series, then one vaccine annually. Rabies as required by city and county regulations.
A minimum of two DA2PP and Bordetella vaccinations, the last at four months of age or older, for their first series, then one vaccine annually. Rabies as required by city and county regulations.
If the recommended vaccinations have not been administered, you put your pet at an 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. We offer a low cost vaccine clinic to help you ensure your pet is up to date and ready for surgery.
post surgical care
POST SURGICAL CARE
Your animal has been hospitalized or had surgery and requires special care and supervision upon returning home.
Post-surgical re-check exams are no extra charge within ten days. You will be responsible for the cost of any medications or procedures necessary.
If any of the following symptoms occur, please contact our hospital for a re-check exam at (530) 241-1658.
- Loss of appetite for more than two days
Refusal to drink water for more than one day
Temperatures above 102.5° or below 99.5
Excessive pain or discomfort
Check the incision two times daily for swelling, draining, or missing sutures. Do not allow the incision to get 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 areas. Use shredded paper as litter for cats for seven days following the surgery.
If you have an after hours medical emergency, we recommend calling VCA Asher at (530) 224-2200 or our Animal Control line at (530) 245-1184.
Feed your cat a regular diet. If prescribed medication, give as directed on the bottle
Unless noted otherwise, a suture removal is not required as we use disolveable sutures.
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