Canine

Canine Spay/Neuter Packages

Included with each surgery:

  • 1 or 3 year Rabies Vaccine
  • Nail Trim
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Antibiotics as Warranted
  • Injectable Surgical Day Pain Management
  • Bio-Hazard Fee
  • Iv Catheter for fluid therapy
  • Take home pain medication

 

 

Canine Optimum Care Package:

Pre-anesthetic blood work includes a basic bodily systems analysis for anesthesia risk assessment, IV catheter placement and fluid therapy, occult heartworm test, 1-3 year Rabies vaccination,  Bordetella (“Kennel Cough”) vaccination,  DHPP  (“Distemper,“ or “4 in 1”) vaccination.

 

Vaccine Package:

Includes a 1-3 Year Rabies vaccination, DHPP (“Distemper,” or “4 in 1” vaccination,)  Bordetella (“Kennel Cough” vaccination,) IDexx occult  Heartworm test

 

Bloodwork

Pre-anesthetic blood work includes a basic bodily systems analysis for anesthesia risk assessment. This can be done on the mobile unit prior to surgery and allows a more comprehensive assessment of the patient’s readiness and safety/risk  factors for surgery.

 

Distemper, Hepatitis, Parinfluenza, & Parvovirus: “DHPP”

ALL dogs and puppies should have a full series or a booster (depending on age and if previously vaccinated) of “distemper” vaccinations as indicated by their medical history. Dogs who are “up to date” with their family veterinarian having administered these vaccines do not need them unless they are “overdue.” “Distemper” is a very serious neurological disease and is on the increase in dogs and cats, mostly because pet owners have become lax in providing this vaccine safely and effectively. ALL PETS ARE AT RISK and even indoors exclusively pets are in danger. Visits to dog parks, grooming salons, pet-friendly pet stores, and any places frequented by other dogs will dramatically raise the risk of environmental exposure to this very dangerous and usually fatal disease. This vaccine also includes important protection from Hepatitis (CAV-1), Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus.

 

Bordetella:

Known as “Kennel Cough,” this vaccine helps prevent the dry hacking cough commonly contracted in situations such as boarding, dog parks, and grooming facilities.

 

Deworming:

A simple two dose de-worming tablet will treat hookworms, roundworms, whipworms and tapeworms. These intestinal parasites can be very harmful to your pet if left untreated. We will send two doses home with you to give your pet the day after surgery and then again in 2 weeks. We do not test for specific intestinal parasites but deworm for all common ones; some intestinal parasites are human health risks and we recommend this procedure for ALL pets. Fee varies by pet.

 

Microchip:

Microchipping is a simple and permanent identification recovery system. A microchip is implanted underneath the skin, and once the microchip is in place the number is registered to a database linking the pet to the owner.  Area shelters scan stray dogs to ensure a quick recovery should your pet become lost.

 

Heartworm Test:

Heartworms are one of the most common causes of illness or death in our canine companions. Heartworms are transmitted through a mosquito biting an infected dog then biting another dog. RCCAH recommends year round heartworm prevention regardless of your pet’s age or living conditions.  A HEARTWORM TEST IS REQUIRED FOR PATIENTS OVER 6 MONTHS UNLESS PROOF OF CURRENT VETERINARY HEARTWORM PREVENTION IS PRESENTED.Heartworms are one of the most common causes of illness or death in our canine companions and can increase certain surgical risk factors.

 

Flea Prevention:

We recommend Advantage (c) for year round flea prevention. A single application will help prevent a flea infestation and life threatening flea anemia. RCCAH recommends not bathing your dog (or cat) until at least 2 weeks after the application.

 

Anal Gland Expression:

Anal sacs (also called anal glands) are two small glands located just inside your pet’s anus. The material secreted into these sacs is thick and foul smelling. Most animals can empty these glands voluntarily for scent marking or in self-defense, like a skunk might do. Some pets have a very difficult time trying to express their anal glands, and you may notice your pet scooting. This may be a sign to have your veterinarian express your pet’s anal glands.

 

IV Catheter:

Placing an IV catheter and providing fluid therapy during surgery helps your pet maintain hydration, blood pressure and allows quick access in case additional drugs are needed during surgery.

Deciduous Teeth:

Are “Baby” teeth that would normally be lost by 6 months of age. Sometimes with smaller breed dogs these teeth are retained and should  be extracted at the time of your pet’s spay or neuter surgery. Deciduous teeth left in the mouth long term will damage the permanent teeth and easily cause systemic infections in the heart, kidneys, and other vital organs.

 

Hernia Repair:

Many dogs and cats are born with an umbilical hernia, or a “belly button” that doesn’t close completely, leaving a dangerous opening for intestines to push through the body wall and perhaps be damaged. Umbilical hernias are most easily and safely repaired during the time of spay or neuter surgery.

 

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