Along with offering routine procedures such as spays and castrations, Kansas City Veterinary Care can also schedule more intricate and complicated surgical procedures in our surgical facility.
If a diagnosis or condition requires surgery such as an exploratory laparotomy, cystotomy, enterotomy, tumor/mass removal, dental surgery, or even an orthopedic surgery for a torn cranial cruciate ligament (ACL in humans) or medial patellar luxation, they are all considered well within our capabilities.
We perform surgeries Monday through Friday, with most procedures scheduled in the mornings before noon. Each one of our doctors is in charge of a specific day during the week. Feel free to schedule your pet’s elective surgical procedures with our receptionist staff and don’t forget to review our current web pages on elective surgical procedures.
Surgical sterilization of your pet is an important part of controlling the number of unwanted animals that ultimately end up in shelters and are often euthanized. The procedure can also help prevent some medical and behavioral problems. It does not, however, change the unique personality of your pet.
Dogs and cats can be sexually mature as early as 7 months of age. For that reason we recommend your pet be spayed or neutered at or around 5 to 6 months.
Spaying your female dog or cat eliminates heat cycles that would normally result in vaginal swelling and bleeding along with a desire to mate. It can also decrease the chances of uterine infections and the likelihood of mammary gland tumors.
Neutering your male dogs and cats can eliminate the desire to seek out mates as well as establish territory, which often leads to fights with other animals. It also reduces the desire for your pet to mark its territory by spraying urine. Medical benefits can include the decrease incidence of testicular and prostate cancer.
Please talk to a doctor before your pet's surgery if you have any questions or concerns.