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Spay & Neuter Surgical Procedures

Surgical Procedure for Dog/Cat Spay:

  • Incision into skin, midline of abdomen just below the umbilicus
  • Incision into abdominal wall to gain access to the abdominal cavity
  • Locate right side of uterus and follow it to the right ovary
  • Suture closed blood vessels above the right ovary and cut the vessels to allow complete removal of the ovary and uterine horn with fallopian tube
  • Check the sutured blood vessels for bleeding and release the sutured end back into the abdomen
  • Follow right side of uterus to left side of uterus and left ovary
  • Suture closed blood vessels above the left ovary and cut the vessels to allow complete removal of the ovary and uterine horn with fallopian tube
  • Check the sutured blood vessels for bleeding and release the sutured end back into the abdomen
  • Exteriorize the uterine body (where the two sides of the uterus come together) by gently pulling the two sides of the uterus towards the rear end of the cat/dog
  • Suture closed the uterine body and its blood supply and cut the vessels, before the cervix, to allow complete removal of the ovaries and uterus
  • Check the sutured blood vessels for bleeding and release the sutured end back into the abdomen
  • Close the abdominal wall using absorbable sutures
  • Close the subcutaneous and skin layers with absorbable sutures

Surgical Procedure for Dog Neuter:

  • Incision into skin just before the scrotum
  • Right testicle exposed
  • Suture closed the blood vessels of the spermatic cord (above the testicle) and cut vessels to allow complete removal of testicle
  • Check the sutured blood vessels for bleeding and release the sutured end into the incision
  • Left testicle exposed through the same incision
  • Suture closed the blood vessels of the spermatic cord (above the testicle) and cut vessels to allow complete removal of testicle
  • Check the sutured blood vessels for bleeding and release the sutured end into the incision
  • Close skin layer with absorbable sutures

Surgical Procedure for Cat Neuter:

  • Incision into skin of the right scrotum
  • Right testicle exposed
  • Tie off the blood vessels of the spermatic cord (above the testicle) by knotting the spermatic cord on itself and cut vessels to allow complete removal of testicle
  • Check the blood vessels for bleeding and release the knotted end into the incision
  • Incision into skin of the left scrotum
  • Left testicle exposed
  • Tie off the blood vessels of the spermatic cord (above the testicle) by knotting the spermatic cord on itself and cut vessels to allow complete removal of testicle
  • Check the blood vessels for bleeding and release the knotted end into the incision
  • No suturing of skin layers

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