All Valley Animal Care Center / All Valley Pet Clinics would like to offer 15% off canine or feline spay/neuterpackages during the month of May.
All packages include:
- 24 Hour Pet Watch Microchip
- Pre-Anesthesia Blood Screening
- IV Fluids
- EKG Monitoring
- Pain Injection
- Pain Meds to Go Home.
Why are IV Fluids and Pre- anesthesia Blood Screening Important?
Pre-anesthesia blood screening provides a way to assess major organ function prior to undergoing anesthesia among other things. The liver and kidneys are the primary routes that the anesthetics are broken down and removed from the body. The kidneys are also very sensitive to drops in blood pressure that can occur during anesthesia. If they are not working well, then anesthesia may be more of a risk. Fortunately, precautions can be taken. For example, certain anesthetic agents are more appropriate when there is liver or kidney disease present, or longer treatment with IV fluids may be beneficial. In short, your veterinarian may use the blood screening information to determine the best anesthetic protocol for your pet.
The IV Catheter provides us with immediate access to a vein for administering drugs and/or fluids in case of anesthetic emergency. This is an important safety precaution for every anesthetized patient. IV fluids are also highly beneficial because they help maintain blood pressure and prevent dehydration, which in turn protect your pet's kidneys, brain and other organs.
Your Pet's Health
A USA Today (May 7, 2013) article cites that pets who live in the states with the highest rates of spaying/ neutering also live the longest. According to the report, neutered male dogs live 18% longer than unneutered male dogs and spayed female dogs live 23% longer than unspayed female dogs. The report goes on to add that in Mississippi, the lowest-ranking state for pet longevity, 44% of the dogs are not neutered or spayed.
In addition to preventing unwanted pregnancies and litters, there are behavioral and health benefits to spaying and neutering your pets. Males neutered at an early age are unlikely to develop many annoying testosterone- related behaviors such as excessive sniffing, urine marking, licking and drooling, and show lower rates of aggression and roaming away from home. Neutered males are also unlikely to develop prostate infections or prostatic cysts/hyperplasia (BPH). Females also show lower rates of aggression, less tendency to roam, and markedly reduced rates of breast cancer. The risk of uterine infection, common and life- threatening in older unswayed females, is also eliminated.
Why Microchip my Pet?
Unlike collars and tags that can fall off, be removed or become unreadable, a microchip provides permanent ID. A registered microchips give lost pets their best chance of returning home.
The following statistics tell us how how rarely missing pets return home:
According to the Americian Humane Association, over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.
One in three pets will become lost at some point during their lifetime.
Only about 22 percent of lost dogs that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52 percent (a 238 percent increase).
Less than 2 percent of lost cats that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. The return-to-owner rate for microchipped cats was dramatically higher at over 38 percent (more than 2000 percent better).
For common FAQ's about microchipping your pet, you can visit https://www.petfinder.com/dogs/lost-and-found-dogs/microchip-faqs/ for more information.