We know you love your pets and worry about them having a surgery. We are glad you care so much, because we do too! Keep reading for a list of our most asked questions.
FAQ's about Spaying and Neutering Q. Which is which, anyway? A. Females are spayed and males are neutered. Q. What is the best age to have my pet spayed or neutered? A. The majority of pets can be "fixed" at anywhere from 10-16 weeks. It is best for females to be spayed BEFORE their first heat, which can be as early as 4-5 months.
Q. Will my pet have to stay overnight? A. Nope! Drop-off and pick up are on the same day. Your pet will be happier recovering at home with you.
Q. Who does the surgery? Why is it so much cheaper than my regular Vet? A. A licensed Vet will preform your Pet's surgery with us, too. The reason our prices are lower is that we are a non-profit, so we do not make money from our surgeries. We also do not require pre-op blood work and/or an overnight stay, which most Vet's offices require and charge money for. Q. How long will it be before my pet is back to normal? A. The evening after surgery, your pet may experience some grogginess and irritability. You will receive detailed instructions for how to care for them that night. The day after surgery, most pets are moving around normally but may be a sore around their incision sites. After 3 days most pets act completely back to normal! Q. My pet may be in heat or pregnant. Can the surgery still be done? A. Yes, it can. It may be a more lengthy surgery, but there is still minimal risk. We believe that it is more humane to spay a pregnant female and prevent her from giving birth than it is to contribute to the overpopulation crisis our community is in. Q. My pet just had babies. How long do I have to wait to have her fixed? A. We prefer to wait for at least a week to ten days after she has weaned her babies. Her milk will need to have at least mostly dried up prior to surgery. Use caution, though, because it IS possible for your pet to go into heat and even become pregnant again while she is still nursing!
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Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10AM-4:30PM, Saturday 10AM-4PM, Sunday 12-4PM Closed Wednesday *Veterinary services are not available every day. Please call ahead to confirm that a Vet is available.* Our Vet normally does examinations on animals between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays Other services may be available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
1924 Louisville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101 Fax Number 270-783-9474