Spays and Neuters

Spaying or neutering your pet can help them live a longer, healthier life, minimize behavior problems, and help control the population of unwanted pets. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly 12,500 puppies are born in the United States each hour, contributing to thousands of euthanasia procedures and millions of stray animals. Spaying or neutering your pet ensures that they will not contribute to these numbers.

When shopping for a clinic to perform a routine spay or neuter procedure, the most competitive price may seem to be the right choice; but be sure to consider the anesthesia protocols and monitoring equipment used. At Oak Ridge, we use advanced monitoring systems during your pet’s procedure and a veterinary technician assesses your pet’s vital signs throughout the procedure. Although the risk of an anesthetic death in a healthy pet is very unusual, rare emergencies may occur and our monitoring devices and procedures allow us to respond much faster.

Spaying is a surgical procedure in which both ovaries and the uterus are completely removed from your female pet. Also called an "ovariohysterectomy", this surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The many benefits of spaying include elimination of heat cycles that can attract male dogs or cats to your home from miles away, prevention of serious diseases in your pet such as pyometra (infection in the uterus) and mammary cancer, and unwanted litters of puppies or kittens. Additionally, spayed pets tend to live longer than their unaltered female counterparts.

Neutering is the surgical removal of both testicles. The many benefits to neutering your male pet include reduction of undesirable mating and dominance behavior, prevention of diseases such as prostate disease and testicular cancer, and unwanted litters of puppies or kittens.

In addition to routine spays and neuters, we are also equipped to handle more complex procedures, such as pyometra spays (removal of an infected uterus) and cryptorchid neuters (in which one or both testicles remain in the pet’s abdomen).

Please call or visit our facility to learn more about our spay and neutering procedures.

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