Animal Clinic Spay Services
Be sure to call about our low-cost spay services, professionally conducted in our East Tennessee Smoky Mountains Spay, Neuter, Vaccination Clinic.
When your female pet arrives her physical condition will be checked by our veterinarian before surgery. The pet is weighed to calculate the proper amount of drugs needed for the procedure and then sedated. After she is asleep, she will be shaved and prepped for surgery. She will also receive an injectable antibiotic and pain medication and any requested vaccinations. Dogs will have their nails trimmed at this time.
The spay (ovariohysterectomy) is the complete removal of the female reproductive tract. The ovaries, oviducts, uterine horns, and the uterus are removed. Not only does this procedure prevent the animal from becoming pregnant, it also eliminates the heat cycles.
After surgery your pet will be returned to a holding cage and monitored while she wakes up. Once your pet is fully awake our vet will reexamine her vital signs and surgical site to make sure she is ready to go home.
Once you pick up your pet you should keep her in a quiet and temperature controlled environment away from other pets. Offer half of her normal food ration and water. The next day normal feeding can be resumed.
It takes up to two weeks for your pet to completely heal. During this time try to limit running, aggressive playing, and jumping as this can reopen the surgical site. Also watch for excessive licking. Although not very common in females, if your pet is fixated on cleaning the surgical site an e-collar may be needed to prevent injury. Wait at least 10 days after surgery before bathing your pet.