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July 27, 2018

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Cat Spay by Dr. Jim Hosek, Merrick Animal Hospital

Hi. I’m Dr. Jim Hosek at Merrick Animal Hospital in Brookfield, Illinois. And this is Hedwig, and we’re here to talk to you about having your cat spayed. Spaying and neutering is a relatively routine procedure, but at Merrick Animal Hospital we treat each animal individually.

Cat Spay is recommended before the your cat’s first heat

We do recommend spaying cats before they’re six months of age. If you’ve ever been around a cat that’s in heat, they’re one of the most annoying creatures you can ever imagine. They will bother you all the time, they will be making very loud vocalizations, and that can last for a couple weeks until they’re done with their heat cycle. If you plan to declaw your cat, it is better sooner than later for the cat.

Cat Spay prevents unwanted kittens and ovarian cancer.

Spaying will also help eliminate unwanted pregnancies and having to deal with a lot of kittens in your house. While kittens are fun, sometimes finding a home for all those pets can be very difficult. Spaying can also provide some good health benefits for the cats as they get older. It can greatly decrease the chance of mammary tumors developing. And most mammary tumors in cats are malignant, so sometimes if they develop mammary tumors, that can be a very serious condition for them. It also eliminates the possibility of uterus infections and ovarian cancers developing, as well.

Cat Spay includes blood work, pain management, monitoring

When we have our patients come in for their spaying at Merrick, we do several things to make sure that they’re very comfortable and pain-free. The first thing we want to do is a preoperative exam to make sure they’re healthy and okay for anesthesia. We’ll also do a preoperative blood panel that checks their liver and kidney function, or blood sugar, and their blood counts to make sure they’re okay on that front, as well. We also do comprehensive pain management before, during, and after surgery. Our patients are monitored continuously during the anesthesia. They’re kept on oxygen during the gas anesthesia. We monitor their blood pressure, their heart rate, their temperature, their oxygen levels, and then afterwards we make sure they wake up in a nice, quiet environment so that they’re not too disoriented and scared. And they usually go home the same day from those procedures.

Cat Spay helps you enjoy your cat more.

Spaying and neutering could also make your pets better pets. They help your pet bond better with you the pet owner, and can make them much more friendlier and nicer to be around. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call here at the animal hospital. Thank you for watching this video.

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Cat Spay at Merrick Animal Hospital (Brookfield IL 60513, La Grange, Lyons, Riverside) prevents unwanted kittens and may reduce cat health care costs.


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