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 dog neuter patient has a personalized anesthetic plan
- Every dog neuter patient has a dedicated anesthetic technician to monitor them during the entire procedure.
- Each patient has preanesthetic bloodwork, 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 dog neuter 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 dog neuter 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.
Castrating your dog, a procedure called orchiectomy (removal of the testicles), will help in preventing many annoying behavioral problems. It will also reduce his risk of developing many medical complications later in life. Numerous studies have proven that castrating your dog is overwhelmingly advantageous for his long-term health. Here is a brief list of likely benefits:
- Eliminates annoying sexual habits such as mounting
- Eliminates roaming in search of intact females
- Reduces the chance of developing prostate disease
- Reduces the risk of developing testicular cancer
- Reduces aggression tendencies towards people and other dogs
- Increases your dog’s expected life span by over 4 years
- Two dogs and their offspring can produce 67,000 more dogs in six years that need homes and veterinary care.
Intact (UN-neutered) male dogs are:
- 7 times more likely to develop anal tumors
- 4 times more likely to develop perineal hernias
- 35 times more likely to be hit by a car
- 40 times more likely to bite a human
- 100 times more likely to develop prostatic disease*
*A recent retrospective study found that 100% of older intact male dogs had some form of prostatic disease.
The Myths about Neutering Your Dog:
- It will not make your dog fat – lack of exercise and too much food results in obesity.
- It does not make your dog “less of a man” or sad because they will never have “children.” We tend to project our feelings about reproduction onto our pets – animals reproduce from instinct, not from emotion.
- Getting your dog neutered will not alter your dog’s basic personality, except that sterilized pets tend to be more calm, more focused on you and less likely to roam.
- Neuter your dog, although a major surgery, is the most common surgery performed and usually the recovery time is a couple days to a week.
- No dog is too old to be neutered, and the benefits at ANY age outweigh the risks.
As you now know, neutering your dog is preventive medicine!
To help your dog have a long and healthy life, call us to schedule his neuter procedure.
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 an appointment. Call us at 312-583-1921.