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Neutering ( 5 million reasons Y2spay)

According to the U.S.Humane Society, 10,000 people are born in the United States and each year 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. You do the math. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. As a result, every year 4 to 6 million animals are euthanized because there are no homes for them.  According to the Yuma Daily Sun 568 dogs and cats were euthanized in April of 2007. Only 27 cats  and 103 dogs were adopted out in the same period of time. By neutering your pet you not only save lives, but you increase it's chances for a longer, healthier life. Both male and female dogs and cats are ready and willing to reproduce between the ages of 4 to 9 months. Neutered animals no longer feel the need to roam in search of romance. They are more likely to stay home and have less chance of being involved in traumatic accidents such as being hit by a car. They also have a much lower incidence of contacting contagious diseases and get into fewer fights.

Surgical neutering of female dogs and cats called spaying (ovariohysterectomy) completely eliminates undesirable, bleeding, nervousness and the urge to mate. The incidence of breast (mammary) cancer goes down to almost zero if the animal is spayed prior to the first heat. It eliminates the chance of developing uterine and ovarian cancer and a potentially fatal infection of the uterus experienced by many mature unspayed females (pyometra).

In males neutering (castration) decreases the chance of developing prostatic diseases such as enlargement, cancer, cysts and abscesses which in turn can result in bladder and urinary tract problems. It eliminates diseases and cancer of the testicles and decreases the risk of developing certain forms of skin cancer. They are less aggressive, less likely to mark their territory (spraying) and the urine does not smell nearly as bad. Spaying before the first heat cycle at approximately 5 months of age is ideal. Female dogs and cats can be spayed when in heat or pregnant, it just takes longer and therefore costs a little more. Pets are never old to be neutered as long as they are in general good health.

We require a pre-surgical screen and CBC (complete blood count } for all surgical patients over 5 years of age. If the pet is less than 1 year of age these tests can be declined.  If your pet will be having blood work performed please make arrangements to have this done prior to the day of surgery.  We also require written proof of current vaccines.  We do elective surgeries on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays. All elective surgeries except for declaws go home in the afternoon. Declaws spend one night. A technician will call you on the day of surgery when the pet is awake and at that time will make an appointment for the animal to be picked up.  Discharge instructions will be gone over during this time.  And remember, no food after 6:00 P.M. the night before surgery. Water is O.K.

Pricing for Neutering/Spaying

For Canine Spays under 1 year of age:

10 lbs or less $120.00
11-25 lbs $130.00
26-55 lbs $140.00
56-85 lbs $150.00
86 lbs and over $180.00

* There are additional costs for canines in heat or pregnant at time of spaying.

For Canine Neutering under 1 year of age:

10 lbs or less $70.00    
11-30 lbs $80.00
31-50 lbs $90.00
51-80 lbs $100.00
81 lbs and over $110.00

*There are additional costs for retained testicles

For Feline Spays under 1 year of age:


* There are additional costs for felines in heat or pregnant at time of spaying.

For Feline Neuter under 1 year of age:


*There are additional costs for retained testicles







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