Why It’s Important to Spay Your Pet

Importance For Dogs to Be Spayed at 6 Months

Benefits

  • Faster recovery due to age and usually healthy
  • Reduced risk of mammary cancer if spayed before first heat
  • Anesthesia reaction causing death is lower because usually healthy

Risks

  • Suture reaction
  • Anesthesia reaction (always a risk with any surgery, risk is less if patient is healthy)

Costs = $560

  • Immature spay, IV fluids, pre-anesthesia bloodwork profile for a SMALL dog (please note price is approximate & costs go up with increased size of dog)

Spaying at a Later Age when Pyometra Surgery is Required

Pyometra is a serious infection in the uterus.The uterus fills with pus and the animal becomes very illUsually occurs in older animals who often have other health issues

There are NO benefits

Risks

  • Slow recovery
  • Peritonitis (infection in abdominal cavity)
  • Painful and uncomfortable condition
  • Painful after surgery as incision site is usually larger
  • Less choice of medication for pain control because of compromised patient
  • General anesthesia risk of death high
  • Require 24 hour nursing care before and after surgery
  • Death

Cost = $2500-3000

  • Emergency surgery to remove pus filled uterus, IV fluids, full blood panel profile, emergency medications, antibiotics, 24 hour nursing care, etc for a SMALL dog (please note price is approximate & costs go up with increased side of dog)

Importance For Cats to Be Spayed at 6 Months

Benefits

  • Faster recovery due to age and, usually healthy
  • Reduced risk of mammary cancer if spayed before first heat
  • Anesthesia reaction causing death is lower because usually healthy

Risks

  • Suture reaction
  • Anesthesia reaction (always a risk with any surgery, risk is less if patient is healthy)

Cost = $511

  • Immature spay, IV fluids, pre-anesthesia blood work profile (please note price is approximate)

Spaying at a Later Age when Pyometra Surgery is Required

There are NO benefits

Risks

  • Slow recovery
  • Peritonitis (infection in abdominal cavity)
  • Painful and uncomfortable condition
  • Painful after surgery as incision site is usually larger
  • Less choice of medication for pain control because of compromised patient
  • General anesthesia risk of death high
  • Require 24 hour nursing care before and after surgery
  • Death

Costs = $1500-2000

  • Emergency surgery to remove pus filled uterus, IV fluids, full blood panel profile, emergency medications, antibiotics, 24 hour nursing care, etc.

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