Spaying refers to the surgical procedure performed on female dogs and cats to render them infertile. There are many benefits to spaying your female companion. First, you will contribute to the prevention of the dog and cat overpopulation. Second, spaying will eliminate the sometimes ‘messy’ heat cycles that attract male dogs to your house from miles away. Third, you will help prevent potentially deadly diseases in your pet such as pyometra (infection in the uterus) and mammary cancer. Spaying involves surgical removal of both ovaries and the uterus. It can be performed under a number of anesthetics and monitoring devices. If you are shopping around for a competitive price on this procedure, be sure to question the type of anesthetic used and the monitoring equipment and procedures followed. At Fonthill Animal Hospital all spaying procedures are performed under full general anaesthesia, with complete anaesthetic monitoring and judicial use of pain medication during and after surgery. There are several monitoring devices that are used during your pet’s anesthetic. A technician continually assesses your pet’s vital signs during the procedure. . Please call or visit our facility to learn more about our spaying procedures.