Large Dog Spay: Our veterinarians are experienced in performing this important procedure

By February 14, 2015Uncategorized

Many veterinarians are reluctant to perform spay surgeries on large breeds, older dogs, and overweight dogs. Instead, they have begun referring these surgeries to board certified surgeons, out of concern for possible complications.  While board certified surgeons are very qualified (or even over qualified?) to perform this surgery, we feel that this is an unnecessary route for this procedure.

We accept your dog or cat for this surgery…

Our veterinarians at the Animal Hospital of Unionville in Markham have performed thousands of these surgeries safely, and we are confident that the knowledge and experience of our expert staff is more than sufficient to provide this important service for your furry family members.

At our veterinary clinic in Markham we assert that we provide high-quality medical and surgical care for your beloved pets closer to home, and at an affordable price.

Our high standards of care ensure that the procedure will be performed without compromising your pet’s safety or comfort.

This article explains in detail what you need to ensure before you send your pet to any surgery: To start, we perform a complete physical exam as well as a comprehensive blood panel before surgery. We ensure that the pet is healthy, fully vaccinated and free of parasites. We also send a preanesthetic blood test to the laboratory. This enables us to detect early illness or disease that could negatively impact the safety of anesthesia/surgery.

An intravenous (IV) catheter is placed before surgery. This allows us to give fluids and medications without having to “poke” your dog multiple times. It also gives us instant access to a vein in the rare case that any additional medications are needed.

We use modern anaesthetic drugs and we use a combination of devices to monitor your pet’s heart rate and rhythm, oxygen levels, and blood pressure during surgery.

A technician monitors other vital signs, such as mucus membrane color, temperature, breathing rate and eye position. This technician is assigned to your dog and closely watches her from the time she enters the hospital, until she is fully recovered from anesthesia.  The technician keeps her warm and comfortable until she is awake and ready to go home.

Our spay surgeries are performed using minimally invasive techniques, resulting in the smallest possible incision. This, coupled with excellent pain control before, during, and after surgery, ensures that your little lady heals as quickly and comfortably as possible.

If you, or anybody you know, have a dog or cat that is overweight, large, difficult or, if your veterinarian doesn’t feel comfortable performing this surgery on your pet, give us a call. We’ll take care of everything.

If you have any questions about this procedure, or the many things we do to ensure the safety of your pet, please speak with our veterinarians in the Animal Hospital of Unionville in Markham. We will gladly give you a tour an make you and your pet feel right at home.

Spaying is one of the most important preventive healthcare decisions you can make for your dog. Not only will you help control the unwanted pet population; your dog will not experience any heat cycles and her risk of mammary and uterine cancers will be virtually eliminated, especially if done before the first heat.

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Sincerely,

Dr. Ernst Marsig, veterinarian in Markham

Practicing Veterinary Medicine in Markham for a Long and Happy Life of ALL Your Pets.

Animal Hospital of Unionville, a veterinary clinic on the north side of Hwy 7, serving all pets in Markham, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Stouffville, and North York since 1966. We are your family vets for dogs, cats, pocket pets (rabbits, chinchillas, gerbils, mice, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, skinny pigs, etc.), ferrets, and birds (budgies, cockatiel, parrots, amazon, cockatoo, love birds, conures, African greys, finches, canaries, etc.).

Disclaimer: No part of this website constitutes medical advice. Readers are advised to consult with their veterinarian.

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