May 2012, Dr. Cherie Guidry, DVM
May is spay and neuter month at Helping Hands Veterinary Clinic. We are offering 10% off of all spays and neuters scheduled in the month of May. Most people have lots of questions about spays and neuters. I hope that our blog this month will answer all of your questions.
What is a spay? A spay is otherwise known as an ovariohysterectomy (OVH for short). During the surgery, we remove all of the ovaries and the uterus body and horns. What is a neuter? A neuter is otherwise called an orchiectomy. During this surgery we remove both testicles.
Another common question is why do we recommend these procedures. We will go into later detail in another blog but the short answer is to prevent pregnancy, prevent certain diseases, and stop or prevent behavioral problems. At Helping Hands Veterinary Clinic, we offer only the best for your pet's surgery. Our packages include everything we think your pet needs. Here is a list of what is included: Pre operative blood work, IV catheter with warmed IV fluids, heated recovery kennels, blood pressure, breathing and pulse ox monitoring, Elizabethan collar, antibiotic injection as well as pain injection and pain medications to go home. We also have a surgical assistant with the doctor during the entire procedure to monitor your pet and a vet assistant monitoring your pet during recovery.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the clinic and talk to one of our licensed veterinary technicians. We are always happy to help you! Have a great day!
Love, Cherie Guidry, DVM
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