Your Loving Vet In Portland, OR
Pet Surgery Portland, OR
At City Pets Vet , we understand that when a pet needs surgery, it can be stressful for both you and your companion. Therefore, we strive to make every procedure comfortable and stress-free for our patients and clients.
A thorough history and physical examination are the foundation of our approach to diagnosing illness. Diagnostics are thoughtfully chosen to enhance our understanding of the disease process and for monitoring ongoing medical conditions.
We take a similarly focused approach to surgical care. We use presurgical bloodwork to assess our patient’s ability to handle anesthesia and to guide us in our choice of sedation and anesthetic agents. Pets are monitored carefully throughout the procedure and in recovery. Clients are kept notified of the pet’s condition and provided with detailed information for post-op care and follow-up.
SPAY & NEUTER
The surgical sterilization of an animal under general anesthesia is referred to as spaying or neutering.
Spaying, also known as an ovariohysterectomy, is the surgical removal of the uterus and ovaries. We recommend spaying your cat or small dog between 5 to 6 months of age, as this has proven to reduce the risk of some cancers and uterine infection. We recommend spaying your large dog at 12 months of age, as this allows the musculoskeletal system to develop fully for best life-long joint health.
Neutering is the surgical removal of the testicles. We recommend neutering We recommend neutering your cat or small dog between 5 to 6 months of age, as this provides behavioral benefits and reduces the risk of some cancers. We recommend neutering your large dog at 12 months of age, as this allows the musculoskeletal system to develop fully for best life-long joint health.