Spaying and Neutering
We recommend spaying (female) and neutering (male) your pet at six months of age for many beneficial health reasons. Abrams Forest Veterinary Clinic has a high standard of surgical care to ensure our patient's safe recovery.
Our high standard surgical protocol includes...
- A pre-surgical blood work panel, complete blood count and electrolytes tests are run to ensure our patient's organs are healthy, enabling them to withstand the surgical procedure and anesthesia.
- An IV catheter is placed and IV fluids are given to ensure blood pressure is maintained and our patient is hydrated.
- We use the safest anesthesia available: either a reversible injectable anesthesia called DexDomitor or Propoflo and Sevoflo gas anesthesia. Propoflo and Sevoflo are forms of anesthesia currently being used on the human side of medicine!
- A trained technician closely observes the blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate, oxygen levels, and temperature during the procedure and recovery.
- Pain management is given prior to the procedure and pain medication is sent home to ensure our patients do not experience any discomfort before, during or after their procedure.
For the following reasons, we believe in spaying and neutering your pet:
- It prevents prostate and testicular cancer in male dogs.
- It prevents prostate enlargement, which causes difficulty in urination and bladder infections in male dogs.
- It prevents pyometra: a serious and potentially fatal infection of the uterus, most commonly seen in unspayed females over six years of age.
- It greatly reduces the rate of uterine and breast cancer in dogs when done before the first heat cycle.
- It reduces aggression towards other dogs.
- It reduces dominance aggression towards people.
- It reduces urinary "marking" of objects.
- It reduces "mounting" behavior and sexual frustration.
- It reduces roaming.
- It prevents false pregnancies.
- It prevents unwanted litters.And finally, in October 2008, City of Dallas passed a law prohibiting intact males and females in the city limits over
- 6 months of age without the possession of a Breeder's License and Intact Animal Permit.
We are proud of the excellent patient care that we provide to all pets.
Abrams Forest Veterinary Clinic's team is trained to assist you in understanding how the procedure is done, the cost, and post operative care instructions. Please give us a call at 214-553-8033 when it is time to schedule your pet's spay or neuter.