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This is the procedure your dog will experience while at the clinic. For pricing and other details, click here.

Dog Spay Procedure (females)

A "spay", or ovariohysterectomy, is the surgical removal of a female dog's ovaries and uterus. Before surgery Dr. Askin will perform a complete physical examination of your dog to be sure that she is a good surgical candidate. Dr. Askin will then anesthetize your dog with an injection of medication and place a tube into her trachea (“windpipe”). Next she will be placed on general anesthesia with isoflurane and oxygen.

Next, her belly will be shaved and prepared for surgery with a surgical scrub. Dr. Askin will make a small incision in the center of her belly, just below the umbilicus (“belly button”) and remove both ovaries and the uterus. Dr. Askin will close the incision site with three layers of an absorbable suture, and surgical glue to close the skin edges. The anesthesia will be turned off, and your dog’s recovery will be closely monitored. Most dogs are awake and sitting up in 20 to 30 minutes, although complete recovery takes longer.

Dog Neuter Procedure (males)

A "neuter", or castration, is the removal of a male dog's testicles. Before surgery Dr. Askin will conduct a complete physical examination of your dog to be sure he is a good surgical candidate. Dr. Askin will then anesthetize your dog with an injection of medication into a leg vein, and place a tube into his trachea (“windpipe”). Next he will be placed on general anesthesia with isoflurane gas and oxygen.

Next, his scrotal area will be shaved clipped and prepared for surgery with a surgical scrub. Dr. Askin will make a small incision just in front of the scrotum, and surgically remove his testicles. He will then close the incision with two layers of an absorbable suture, and surgical glue to close the skin edges. The anesthesia will be turned off, and your dog’s recovery will be closely monitored. Most dogs are awake and sitting up within 20 to 30 minutes,although complete recovery takes longer.