Quality Veterinary Surgery Services
in the Park Slope Area
Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital knows that there are times when your pet may need a surgical solution to a health problem. Our network of specialists along with our experienced staff veterinarians perform almost any surgical procedure your pet might need, including:
- Spay and neuter
- Laceration and wound repair
- Cat declaw
- Soft tissue procedures such as mass removals, abdominal exploratories, and others
- Orthopedic procedures
Outstanding Surgical Care for Your Pet
Your pet will have an IV catheter placed so that fluids can be given during the procedure, and we will give an injection before the general anesthetic to calm any anxiety your pet might feel. While under anesthesia, your pet is kept warm and, using the most current technology, your pet’s vital signs are monitored continually. Trained veterinary technicians carefully monitor your pet and use electronic equipment to measure blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen level, and body temperature.
We provide complete pain management to make your pet as comfortable as possible before, during, and after the surgery. After your pet goes home, we usually will call you to check on his or her progress and to make sure everything is going well.
Spay or Neuter Your Pet
Spaying and neutering pets is a good way of lowering the unwanted pet population. There are more dogs and cats born than there are homes for, so the sad solution is that numerous unwanted healthy animals wind up being euthanized.
Depending on breed, your pet may be spayed or neutered as early as 5 months of age. Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital will recommend to you the most appropriate timing for your pet’s surgery.
Health Benefits for Dogs & Cats
Spaying or neutering your dog or cat has added health advantages:
- If your female dog is spayed before her first heat cycle, her chances of breast cancer are near zero percent.
- Spaying eliminates unwanted and potentially life-threatening pregnancies.
- Potentially deadly uterine infections and uterine cancers can no longer occur.
- Female cats can be in heat as often as every 2 weeks for 6 months and can have two to three litters of kittens a year. Female dogs can be in heat and have two litters a year. Spaying eliminates heat cycles, the associated discharge, and behavior changes.
- Neutering of male dogs prevents most prostate problems.
- Neutered male dogs are much less likely to become aggressive and exhibit other unwanted male behaviors.
Because we must avoid unnecessary risks, we take precautions to minimize any foreseeable complications. Pets scheduled for surgery are given pre-anesthetic blood tests to check for abnormalities. If we have concerns with the results of these diagnostic tests, or your pet’s health indicates it, we may need to reschedule for another day.