Spaying

Spaying refers to the surgical procedure performed on female dogs and cats to render them infertile. There are many benefits to spaying your female pet companion:

  • Spay and Neuter Clinic Contribute to the prevention of dog and cat overpopulation
  • Eliminate the sometimes ‘messy’ heat cycles that attract male cats or dogs to your house from miles away

When you spay your pet you can prevent diseases such as:

  • Pyometra (infection in the uterus)
  • Cystic ovaries
  • Endometriosis
  • Mammary cancer

What Does Spaying Involve?
Spaying involves surgical removal of both ovaries and the uterus. It is performed under general anesthetic with safety monitoring devices. If you are shopping around for a competitive price on this procedure, be sure to question the:

  • Type of anesthetic used
  • Monitoring equipment used
  • Procedures followed
  • Pain medication used

At Martindale Animal Clinic our registered veterinary technician continually assesses your pet’s vital signs. The patients are monitored with a Pulse Oximetry that measures the oxygen saturation in the red blood cells, ECG monitoring which monitors the electrical conductivity through the heart Doppler which measures the blood pressure. We also measure respiratory rate, heart rate and body temperature.

The surgical patients lay on a heated water bed on the surgical table that helps to maintain body temperature. Although the risk of an anesthetic death in a normal healthy pet is very rare, our monitoring devices and procedures allow us to respond to an anesthetic emergency faster. Faster responses can save lives.

Call or visit our facility today to learn more about our spaying procedures and our spay and neuter clinic.