Ovariohysterectomy refers to the surgical procedure performed on female dogs and cat to render them infertile. There are many benefits of having this procedure for your female companion. First, you will contribute to the prevention of the dog and cat overpopulation. Second, an ovariohysterectomy will eliminate heat cycles that attract male dogs from miles away. Third, you will help prevent disease in your pet such as pyometra (infection in the uterus) and mammary tumors.
Ovariohysterctomy involves surgical removal of both ovaries and the uterus. The procedure is performed under Isoflurane anesthesia gas. We use several monitoring devices such as EKG and respiratory monitor during your pet’s anesthetic procedure. Our monitoring devices allow us to respond to an anesthetic emergency faster and faster responses can save lives. We also have certified veterinary technicians that continually assess your pet’s vital signs.
Spaying involves a day stay in our hospital. Anesthetic blood work and IV fluids are recommended. Appropriate medications to control post op pain are used and offer take home pain meds.
Please call our clinic to learn more about our ovariohysterectomy procedures.