An Inside Look at Your Pet’s Spay or Neuter

By Tamara Kees

spay neuter fairgorunds animal hospital    To help you feel more comfortable and knowledgeable about the spay and neuter procedure, let’s do a walk through of the day of surgery! Your pet will be fasted the night prior to surgery to reduce incidence of stomach upset from the anesthetics used during the procedure. When you come to check in, you’ll discuss the surgery, sign authorization forms, and ask any questions you like with your pet’s technician before leaving your pet safely in their arms. After check-in, your pet will be examined by the doctor to ensure he or she is in good health to proceed. Ideally, a small blood panel and ECG will be run with your approval, to ensure the health of the heart and organs before surgery. Our goal is to reduce risk of complications as much as possible to keep your pet safe, so this information helps us make the best decisions about what anesthetics to use on each patient and what pain medications will be safe to prescribe for a smooth and comfortable recovery at home. Continue…

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Happy International Cat Day

International Cat DayFairgrounds Animal Hospital wishes you and your feline friends a Happy International Cat Day!!!

International Cat Day is a full 24 hours of recognition and veneration of one of humanity’s oldest and most beloved pets. This holiday was created  to celebrate the most popular pet on the planet.

An estimated 500 million cats are companions to people across the world. And that’s great, because owning a cat has been shown to improve mental health and to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. No matter what kind of cat you have black, ginger, Persian, Siamese, Burmese, Bengal, Shorthair, Munchkin, Balinese, RagaMuffin, cuddling your feline friend will always put you in a good mood.

Roll out the red carpet, cat treats and the catnip for your furry feline friend, because International Cat Day is a day to show your feline friends how much you appreciate having them in your life.

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The Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

By Tamara Kees

    August is Spay and Neuter Awareness Month!!spay neuter fairgrounds animal hospital

The staff at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital would like to educate you about the benefits of spaying and neutering our beloved pets, preferably at a young age! Spaying and neutering is a preventative care decision that will have lifelong benefits to the health and happiness of your pet. Modern advances in veterinary medicine have made spaying and neutering largely safe procedures with short anesthetic and recovery time, and little pain to manage. There are many reasons besides the prevention of pregnancy to spay and neuter your pet, and many have to do with quality of life and happiness for your pet and your whole family. Continue…

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