Valley Veterinary Care recommends spaying a female dog between the first and second heat cycles. In this procedure, the ovaries and uterus are removed to sterilize a female dog. There are several health benefits associated with spaying before 2 and ½ years of age, including:
The risk of developing breast cancer is reduced to 0.5% when spayed between the first and second heat cycles
Prevention of pregnancy
Elimination of hormone cycles that cause false pregnancy
Prevention of Pyometrioma (uterine infection)
What is included in the canine spay package?
Valley Veterinary Care sets a high standard of care by including in every canine spay package:
General Anesthesia with I.V. medications and anesthesia gas
Comprehensive veterinarian exam
Inter-operative pain medication
Inter-operative nerve block
Post-operative pain medication
*Canine spay package applies to female dogs 6 months – 2 and ½ years old. Certain discounts do not apply.