The Urban Pet is here to provide your furry family member with compassionate, first-rate surgical care. Your pet’s health is our first priority and while they are here with us, we’ll treat them like they are our own. Our veterinary team performs soft-tissue surgeries including spays and neuters, mass removals, and other general soft-tissue procedures.
Preparing Your Pet for Surgery
If your pet needs to have surgery, we’ll be there to walk you through the process step-by-step. General surgical instructions include:
- No food for your pet after 10:00 p.m. the night before
- No water starting in the morning on the day of the surgery
- Pet drop-off is between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
During the Surgical Procedure
We perform pre-anesthesia blood work for most surgeries. We carefully monitor your pet throughout the surgery, including EKG, blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen levels. Occasionally, pets will need hospitalization overnight after a surgery, but in general, we like to send pets home the same day. We will also prescribe pain medication for your cat or dog for any necessary procedures.
The Importance of Spaying and Neutering
Spaying or neutering is one of the best things you can do early on for your puppy or kitten. The advantages of spaying and neutering include:
- Improved health and well-being of your pet
- Preventing additional litters of puppies and kittens
- Decreased risk of endocrine issues, cancer, and behavioral issues
Spaying and neutering can be scheduled for puppies and kittens as early as 5 to 6 months, but we typically wait a bit longer for larger breed dogs. We are happy to discuss with you our specific recommendations for spaying and neutering your pet.
To connect with our staff and learn more about how we can help with your pet’s surgical needs, please give us a call.