Surgical Care

Spay, neuter and other surgical services

The Humane Society of the United States estimates that 6 million to 8 million homeless dogs and cats enter animal shelters every year. Less than half of these animals are adopted and, tragically, over 2.7 million are euthanized. These are mostly healthy, sweet cats and dogs who would have made great companions.

Despite what you might think, these are not the offspring of homeless “street” animals. Most are the puppies and kittens of cherished family pets, including many purebreds. Spay/neuter procedures are the only safe, permanent, totally effective methods of birth control for dogs and cats.

Your pet’s long-term health depends on it

According to a report in USA Today, pets living in states with the highest rates of spaying/neutering also live the longest. The article claimed that neutered male dogs live 18% longer and spayed female dogs live 23% longer. The article also claimed that the lowest-ranking state for pet longevity also has the lowest spay/neuter rate. This reduced lifespan of unaltered pets is most often due to their natural urge to roam outdoors, fight with other animals and get hit by cars.

We also perform many types of other surgeries, including orthopedic surgery to repair muscle, ligament, joint and tendon injuries.

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