Neutering refers to the surgical procedure performed on male dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets to render them infertile. There are many benefits to neutering your male companion. First, you will contribute to the prevention of pet overpopulation. Second, neutering will eliminate undesirable and at times, embarrassing behavior in your male companion. Third, you will help prevent diseases in your pet such as prostate disease and testicular cancer.
Neutering involves surgical removal of both testicles. It can be performed utilizing a number of anesthetics, monitoring devices and pain control options. At Harbor Animal Hospital we recommend pre-operative blood testing, intra-operative intravenous fluids and use cardiac, respiratory, pulse oximeter, CO2 and blood pressure monitors to help ensure your pets safety. We also tailor our anesthetic and pain control protocols for each individual pet. We strive to stay current on the latest advancements in multi-modal pain control so we can keep your pet as comfortable as possible. If you are shopping around for a competitive price on this procedure, be sure to question what type of anesthesia, monitoring equipment and pain control will be used. Please call or visit our facility to learn more about our neutering procedures.