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Spaying or neutering your pet is often a part of responsible pet ownership. These are surgical procedures and require general anesthesia, causing them to not be without cost.

Many low-cost spay and neuter facilities exist to defray some of the financial factors involved with sterilizing a pet. This doesn’t mean, though, that these facilities are the best option for your pet’s health and well-being. Choosing a reputable, skilled veterinarian is the best choice for those who want quality care for their furry loved ones.

Huntington Veterinary Hospital has your pet’s best interest at heart. We want to demonstrate why choosing expertise over cost is the right choice for you and your pet.

Low-Cost Spay and Neuter

Low-cost spay and neuter options exist for a very good reason. The pet overpopulation problem is rampant, with the nation’s shelter and rescue systems struggling to keep up. There are over six million pets without homes in this country, and many of these will end up being euthanized.

These low-cost programs have developed in order to help encourage pet population control in the United States. Many are subsidized, either privately or through the government, to decrease the cost to the consumer.

Each individual low-cost spay and neuter clinic operates a little differently, but most provide their services in a very efficient and cost-effective manner, using an assembly line approach to help as many pets as possible in a short time. While this type of approach certainly has a place and may be a good choice for some, it isn’t for everybody.

Spay and Neuter at the Veterinarian

A typical spay and neuter at the veterinarian may be more costly, but the procedure is completed very differently here than it might be at a spay-neuter facility.

The team at Huntington believes that providing the best care for your individual pet is paramount. Our patients who undergo surgery:

  • Receive a complete physical exam prior to anesthesia
  • Have pre-anesthetic blood work performed
  • Are anesthetized using a personalized anesthetic and pain management plan
  • Receive an IV catheter and fluids for safe, effective anesthesia
  • Are monitored closely under anesthesia, utilizing trained staff and high-tech monitoring equipment, including EKG
  • Are closely supervised before, during, and after surgery by our expert staff
  • Receive quality post-operative pain management, including narcotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories as appropriate
  • Have a lower risk of infection (no antibiotics needed)
  • Receive dissolvable sutures
  • Often don’t need to wear a cone due to increased comfort after surgery

While the low-cost option is certainly appropriate in some instances, it is important for pet owners to understand what their pets are receiving. If you are looking for the most personalized, quality care for your pet, look no further. Huntington Veterinary Hospital is happy to schedule your pet’s spay or neuter procedure today.