An Ovariohysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and ovaries.
Dogs: The benefit of the procedure is to stop the effects of the female hormones on the breasts and to eliminate all chances of Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer, and uterine infections. Elderly female dogs are prone to uterine infections. Patients affected with uterine infections become weak, debilitated, and often toxic. Surgery must be performed at this stage to cure the problem and these patients are at an increased anesthetic risk. It is always advantageous to spay a dog prior to the onset of problems.
Behavioral Considerations: During heat cycles, female dogs are more apt to wander away from home in search of a mate. Without the hormonal influence, females are less likely to roam and have unwanted pregnancies.
Occasionally female dogs will have an increased chance of urinary dribbling after being spayed. This problem is relatively rare and very treatable. The benefits of spaying the dog well outweigh the risk of this potential problem.
Cats: The benefits of this procedure are to eliminate all chances of Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer, and uterine infections.
Behavioral Considerations: During heat cycles, female cats are more apt to wander away from home in search of a mate. Without the hormonal influence, females are less likely to roam and have unwanted pregnancies.
Churchville Veterinary Hospital recommends that your female puppy or kitten be spayed between 4 - 6 months unless otherwise specified by the doctor. We perform this surgical procedure on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We will schedule a time for you to drop your pet off that morning. We perform all the necessary bloodwork to ensure the safest anesthetic outcome. Your pet will go home with you on the same day with written after care instructions.
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