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Our veterinarians recommend the following procedures for puppies and dogs:

Two Cats

  • Spaying

    Spaying is the surgical removal of the female cat's uterus and ovaries. It is best to try and spay your cat before she goes into heat. After spaying, she will not experience heat cycles or become pregnant. Once your cat has been spayed, her disposition should not change except for the better. She'll probably be more relaxed, playful and affectionate. She may become less noisy and nervous. Spaying also helps reduce the risk of uterine infections, tumors of the reproductive system, false pregnancies and conditions related to hormone imbalances.

  • Neutering

    Neutering is the surgical removal of the testicles through two small incisions in the scrotum. Neutering at a young age helps to decrease the male cat's urge to roam and helps decrease the chance of him developing the habit of 'spraying' walls and furniture with streams of urine. Neutering also tends to make them friendlier and gentler, which makes them less prone to fighting and serious injury.

  • Homeagain Microchip

    This is an innovative pet retrieval system providing safe, lifelong identification for your pet, and enhances the chances of retrieving a lost pet. A tiny microchip is quickly and safely implanted in your cat. A hand held scanner can quickly identify your pet's microchip. When a lost pet is scanned, its Homeagain ID number is reported to the AKC Companion Animal Recovery Program. This database is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • Fecal Testing & Deworming

    If children and/or other pets are in the home, we also recommend frequent fecal testing for worms and parasites (at least twice per year). For outdoor cats or cats who hunt, we recommend deworming your cat every 3 to 4 months.

  • Heartworm Preventative

    Transmitted by the bite of a mosquito, this extremely damaging parasite lives in a cat's heart or near it in major blood vessels. The parasite causes heart and lung damage, coughing, lethargy and a tendency to tire easily. In cats, it also causes vomiting and respiratory problems. Heartworm is difficult to cure, but easy to prevent. Your veterinarian can prescribe a monthly heartworm preventative.