SPAYING AND NEUTERING
SPAYING/NEUTERING AT ALL CREATURES ANIMAL CLINIC
We treat your pets like family. They will receive gentle and attentive care the whole time they are with us. When your cat checks in for surgery, they will receive a full physical examination and be given a sedative. They will receive an IV catheter in their front leg as a safe-guard during anesthesia. A dedicated technician will stay with them 100% of the time while they are under anesthesia and attend to them closely during their recovery period. We use high quality pain medications, anesthetics and suture material. Your cat will go home the same afternoon and will need to return for a no-charge recheck 10-14 days later to examine their incision.
Spay (noun): a procedure performed routinely on female cats to remove the uterus and ovaries in order to stop them from reproducing.
Castration/ Neuter (noun): a procedure performed routinely on male cats to remove the testicles in order to stop them from reproducing.
We recommend spaying and neutering at 4-6 months of age.
THE TOP REASONS TO SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS
- Controlling the pet population - Millions of American pets are euthanized each year as a necessary means of population control. Spaying and neutering your cats is a responsible and humane way to help control cat populations and limit euthanasia of abandoned cats.
- Neutering helps your home environment remain clean and enjoyable Neutered males are less likely to mark their territory (your home) with urine.
- Reducing Cancer Risk - Spayed females don’t go into heat, which keeps them from excessive vocalizing and attracting unwanted male visitors to your property.
At All Creatures Animal Clinic, we do not recommend declawing your cat as a routine procedure. De-clawing is a surgical procedure to remove the last digit of a cat’s fingers with the attached claw to prevent scratching. Most cats can be trained to scratch appropriate objects instead of furniture by providing good scratching posts and scratching boxes or covering and blocking tempting furniture for a period of time.