Why Spay or Neuter?

Most pet owners spay or neuter their pets, but some choose to wait because they want to breed or they aren’t sure they want to have any surgery done on their pet. The idea of surgery can be very intimidating-but I can reassure you that spays and neuters are very common surgeries with low rates of complications, and technological advances in veterinary medicine make anesthetic protocol and monitoring comparable to the safety of human medicine. Our experienced veterinarians here at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital have performed many of these surgeries routinely and are extremely skilled.  Continue…

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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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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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Spay-Neuter

What Is Spaying and Neutering? Spay and neuter are surgical procedures performed by veterinarians that render dogs incapable of breeding by removing their reproductive organs. When a female dog is spayed (also called an ovariohysterectomy), the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus are removed. Neutering commonly refers to the castration of males and the complete removal of their testicles.

cute boston terrier puppy getting ready for spay at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital

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