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Spaying and neutering is one of the most important health decisions you can make for your cat or dog, and it's not just good for your pet--it's good for you and your community, too! At Companion Pet Clinic, our Klamath Falls veterinarian team is proud to provide spay and neuter services. We're happy to answer any questions you have about this common veterinary procedure--keep reading to learn more. 

Why Spay Or Neuter At Companion Animal Hospital Klamath Falls

A spay procedure (done on females) or a neuter procedure (done on males) is a way to render your animal companion sterile so that it can't reproduce.  It works by removing the ovaries and uterus in female cats and dogs or the testes in male cats and dogs through small incisions in the abdominal cavity.

Aside from the obvious benefit of preventing unwanted kittens or puppies (sadly, millions of stray or unwanted pets are sent to to US shelters every year), spaying and neutering also reduces or completely eliminates the risk of certain reproductive cancers. Sterilized animals have also been shown to live longer. Plus, the costs associated with pet reproduction--not to mention undesirable associated behaviors like roaming, aggression, marking, and bleeding (in females)--are avoided when you spay or neuter your pet. 

What To Expect During Your Pet's Spay Or Neuter Procedure With A Veterinarian In Klamath Falls

Cats and dogs can be spayed or neutered at any age, although there are different benefits and drawbacks to having the procedure done at different ages (especially before or after your pet sexually matures). At our animal hospital in Klamath Falls, we typically will neuter cats and dogs around the ages of 6 to 9 months. However, even pets as young as 8-weeks-old can safely undergo a spaying or neutering procedure.

Before you bring your animal in to see us for its spay or neuter procedure, we'll likely ask you to refrain from feeding your pet for at least 12 hours prior to the appointment. This is because we'll be using general anesthesia during the procedure, in order to keep your pet as calm and comfortable as possible. 

We'll perform your pet's spay or neuter procedure using state-of-the-art equipment and our advanced clinical skills. Your animal will be carefully monitored throughout the procedure--including during the immediate post-operative recovery phrase. Before you bring your animal home, we'll answer any questions you have and alert you to any signs or symptoms of adverse reactions or infections to look out for (which are rare). 

Looking For All Things Veterinary In Klamath Falls? Call Companion Pet Clinic Today

For excellence in veterinary in Klamath Falls, come visit Companion Pet Clinic today. Our friendly staff can help you schedule a spay or neuter procedure, pet wellness exam, or give you more information about any of our other veterinary services.

To speak with a veterinarian in Klamath Falls, call  541-882-7674 now. 

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We offer Free Rechecks within the first 30 days of you visit.

We want to check and see how your pet is doing after any procedure they have at our clinic.  Your pet's continued good health is our number 1 priority.

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Walk-in clients are always welcome.

Due to the nature of walk-in clinics, there can be extensive wait times. We will do everything possible to minimize your wait time and apologize in advance if your wait time is too long.  Clients with an appointment will be seen as close to their appointment time as possible. Walk-in clients will continue to be seen in the order they arrive

California CIV Outbreak Leads to Vaccination Recommendation for Oregon At-Risk Dogs

There is a current outbreak of the H3N2 strain of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) in Silicon Valley that stretches from the San Jose area to San Francisco.
 
At this time there have been 97 confirmed cases of H3N2 CIV by Idexx and Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center, and an increasing number of suspected cases. According to one veterinarian with United Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Hospital in Campbell, Calif., they have seen about 70 dogs with symptoms and/or exposure to the flu.

It is believed that the virus originated in boarding kennels and dog day care centers in the South Bay. Because of the serious concerns with CIV spreading, many canine facilities have temporarily closed. Many boarding and grooming businesses now require a current CIV vaccine.

 

Vaccination of At-Risk Patients Recommended

Because of the geographical proximity between California and Oregon, there is a risk that CIV may be brought into our state. There also is additional concern with the ongoing importation of dogs from the Bay Area to shelters and rescue groups that may introduce H3N2 CIV to Oregon. The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, the Portland Veterinary Medical Association, and the Public Health Veterinarian, Dr. Emilio DeBess, recommend proactive vaccination of at-risk dogs for CIV to protect these patients and prevent a possible outbreak in our communities.

Dogs in close contact with infected dogs in places such as kennels, groomers, day care facilities, shelters and rescues are at increased risk of infection. In general dogs should be vaccinated with a 2-dose series of bivalent vaccine, 2-4 weeks apart. Full immunity does not occur until 7-10 days after the second immunization in the initial series and is effective for 12 months. Boosters should then be given annually. Vaccination may not all together prevent an infection, but it may reduce the severity and duration of clinical illness. 

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