Did you know that we have performed over 6,000 spays and neuters?
That’s a pretty remarkable feat! We are proud of the experience and expertise we bring to these procedures.
How are we different from cheaper options?
Other than our experience, there are numerous ways! When you are calling to price compare, it is VERY important to know what pricing does and does not include. We have adjusted our pricing to make it affordable for you while providing the best care for your pet.
At Metro Vet:
- Every cat spay patient has a personalized anesthetic plan
- Every cat spay patient has a dedicated anesthetic technician to monitor them during the entire procedure.
- Each patient has preanesthetic blood work, an IV catheter, IV fluids and a new sterile endotracheal tube that secures a patent airway. We never reuse our endotracheal tubes between patients.
- We treat each cat spay as a sterile procedure. This means, we use new sterile gloves, a new sterile gown and sterile instruments. We use a cutting edge pre-surgical sterile scrub/prep for our patients. Every cat spay is performed in our surgical suite and there is only one pet procedure at a time. Period.
- After the surgery your pet will have a warming blanket, pain medication and an assistant to be with them as they recover from anesthesia.
- We offer breed specific preventative plans for stenotic nares, prevention for bloat etc. These are things that should be discussed for some pets during a spay/neuter procedure and often aren’t discussed or offered at lower cost options.
We go above and beyond to make sure these procedures are as safe as possible. Please call us at 312-583-1921 for further information.
Female cats should be spayed before they go into heat. Numerous studies have proven that spaying a cat before she goes into heat is overwhelmingly advantageous for her long-term health. For example, spaying your cat before her first heat, when she is approximately 6 months of age, decreases her chances of developing mammary tumors by almost 86%! Mammary tumors are one of the most common tumors encountered in non-neutered female cats and most are malignant. Doesn’t it make sense to prevent these devastating tumors by spaying?
Other benefits of spaying your cat include:
- Eliminates unwanted messy heat cycles and their annoying behavior
- Protects your cat against ovarian, uterine and mammary diseases
- Eliminates the risk of developing a uterine infection called pyometra
- Helps control the pet population by eliminating unwanted pregnancies ~ two cats and their offspring can produce 420,000 cats that need homes and veterinary care.
There is no scientific evidence that your cat will benefit in any way from going through a heat cycle or having a litter of kittens!
The Myths about Spaying Your Cat:
- It will not make your catl fat – lack of exercise and too much food results in obesity.
- It does not make your cat “less of a woman” or sad because they never had “children.” We tend to project our feelings about reproduction onto our pets – animals reproduce from instinct, not from emotion.
- Spaying your cat will not alter your cat’s basic personality, except that sterilized pets tend to be more calm, more focused on you and less likely to roam.
- Getting your cat spayed, although a major surgery, is the most common surgery performed and usually the recovery time is a couple days to a week.
- No cat is too old to be spayed and the benefits at ANY age outweigh the risks.
As you now know, spaying your cat is preventive medicine! To help your cat have a long and healthy life, schedule to have her spayed.
Metropolitan Veterinary Center provides the safest anesthetic protocols individualized for each pets specific needs, careful monitoring during the procedure and sterile surgical technique to insure the safety of your pet! You can read about more about the extensive experience of our vets and unique protocols that we employ in all of our spay and neuter services.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedure and to schedule your appointment. Call us at 312-583-1921.