Pre-operative instructions for dogs
Pre-Operative Care Guidelines for Dogs
Surgery at the Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic is by appointment only.
Dogs brought to the Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic must be on a leash or in a carrier.
Check-in on the date of your pet’s surgery begins at 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
Please plan on spending 45 minutes to one hour at the clinic for patient check-in. Again, you must remain with your dog. Your input is important as our veterinarian examines your cat or dog.
Payment is required at AM Check-in, after the exam. We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS
Patient discharge is at 5:15 p.m. on the day of surgery.
If your dog is 16 pounds or more, please withhold any feeding after 12:00 Midnight the night before it’s surgery. Water is permitted.
Female dogs in heat or pregnant
We will spay female dogs that are pregnant or in heat, but there is an additional $20 charge. If your female dog is in heat or pregnant, please call the clinic and let the attendant know.
Please check that both testicles on your male dog have descended. There is an increased fee for neutering ‘Cryptorchid’ dogs or cats on which one or both testicles have not descended. Please contact the clinic if your dog is under 6 months old and is cryptorchid. We may reschedule to allow time for the testicle(s) to descend.