At Paradise Animal Hospital, we perform a variety of surgical procedures, and the most common surgeries that we perform are spays and neuters. Spaying or neutering your pet will help control the pet population, but it also reduces the chances of mammary cancer, prostate disease and certain behavioural issues. It completely eliminates the risk of testicular cancer and pyometra (a life threatening infection within the uterus).

These surgeries are performed as day procedures for almost all of our patients. Your pet would be admitted into our hospital on the morning of the surgery and discharged that same afternoon. There is a discharge appointment before you take your pet home, which guarantees that we have time to address your questions and concerns.

We take extra precautions to ensure that your pet is as safe and comfortable as possible while they are in our care. Each spay and neuter procedure includes pre-surgical bloodwork, IV fluids and pain medication to be given after their surgery. We also use equipment that will monitor your pet's blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen status and body temperature. Each of our surgical patients are assigned a dedicated recovery nurse who will make sure that your pet recovers safely and comfortably from their surgery.

Each spay and neuter procedure includes a therapeutic laser treatment to encourage rapid healing of your pet’s incision. This reduces swelling, redness and discomfort. We offer complimentary incision rechecks with our veterinary technicians if you are unsure that your pet’s incision is healing appropriately.

We recognize that this is often the first time your pet will be placed under general anesthesia, and the first time that they will be hospitalized. We understand that this can be stressful, but our Fear Free approach will allow your pet to be as relaxed as possible. Our Fear Free practices may include the use of anti-anxiety medication before your visit and special treats to distract your pet. For pets with separation anxiety, we can administer the pre-surgical sedative in the exam room while you are present.

If you have any questions regarding your pet’s spay or neuter, or if you’d like to schedule their surgery, please call our clinic at 709-782-1107