Spay & Neuter Surgery
THRIVE performs routine surgical procedures, like spaying and neutering, as well as more complex surgical procedures such as lumpectomy, tumor removal, and other non-emergency surgeries. We know that surgery can be very stressful for our clients, but rest assured that the staff at THRIVE takes every precaution to make sure that all surgical procedures and the healing process go smoothly.
One of the most important preventive health decisions you can make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. In addition to reducing overpopulation, studies show that pets live longer and healthier lives when they have been spayed or neutered.
Spaying includes removing the ovaries and uterus of a female animal, which helps eliminate many reproductive related complications and provides lifelong health benefits. Neutering includes removing the testicles of your male dog or cat, which helps regulate the kind of hormonal surges that can cause hyper-activity, irritability and aggression, and can vastly improve his mood and behavior.
As with all surgeries the emphasis starts with patient safety. Surgeries to spay or neuter your pet are outpatient procedures, and most pets recover quickly and are able to go home by late afternoon or early evening. As the pet parent, your job is to commit to good post-operative home care, by checking the incision daily and restricting exercise until any staples or stitches are removed, normally 10 days later.
Please call THRIVE for more information and pricing, as surgery costs are based on your pet’s weight.
Surgeries at Thrive
We recommend pre-surgical blood work on every surgical patient. Pre-operative blood work shows us how your pet’s internal organs are functioning before putting a pet under anesthesia. If vital organs that process the anesthesia are not functioning properly, it could be harmful to your pet.
Every pet is monitored before, during, and after surgery to ensure its safety and well being. We focus on delivering superior postoperative care and the highest quality medications. Pain management is critical to your pet’s comfort and recovery, and also for safety. It is our policy to call pet owners as soon as surgery is over and your pet is awake and resting comfortably to brief you on the entire procedure.
Post Operative Instructions & Follow Up
When your pet is ready to go home, one of our surgical team members will go over postoperative and medication instructions with you. We encourage any and all questions be asked, at any time. Our staff is dedicated to helping your pet through the healing process, so if any questions arise after your pet is at home, just call us.