Traditional Veterinary Services

Canine Spay

A spay is a surgical procedure to prevent a female from having puppies. The ovaries and uterus are removed, and pregnancies and heats are prevented. We recommend that all female dogs be spayed unless they are to be used for breeding purposes. This is mainly to decrease the frequency of uterine infections and decrease the risk of mammary cancer. We recommend that the pet be at least 8-12 months of age and current on vaccinations. This allows the growth plates and hormones to completely form which helps later in life to avoid hip/joint issues.

Canine Neuter

A neuter is a surgical prcedure performed on a male dog where the testicles are removed. This procedure is also referred to as castration. We recommend that all male dogs be neutered unless they are to be used for breeding purposes. There are several reasons to neuter a male dog. Neutering prevents your dog from accidentally breeding a female in heat, and in a way you are helping to reduce the overpopulation of dogs in this state. It also reduces the transmission of venereal diseases in dogs. Finally, males that are not neutered are more prone to testicular and prostate cancer than neutered animals. We recommend that the pet be at least 8-12 months of age and current on vaccination. This allows the growth plates and hormones to completely form, which helps later in life to avoid hip/joint issues.

Feline Spay

A spay is a surgical procedure to prevent a female from having kittens. The ovaries and uterus are removed, and pregnancies and heats are prevented. We recommend that all female cats be spayed unless they are to be used for breeding purposes. This is mainly to decrease the frequency of uterine infections and decrease the risk of mammary cancer. We recommend that the pet be at least 3-4 months of age and current of vaccinations.

Feline Neuter

A neuter is a surgical procedure on a male cat where the testicles are removed. This procedure is also referred to as castration. We recommend that all male cats be neutered unless they are to be used to breeding purposes. There are several reasons to neuter a male cat. Neutering usually prevents a male from spraying urine in the house to mark his territory. Neutering also often results in a more docile, less aggressive cat and can decrease his roaming behavior. We recommend that the pet be at least 3-4 months of age and current on vaccinations.

Vaccine Titers

Vaccines are an important part of preventative health care, and determining if the body is responding to the vaccine is sometimes necessary. A vaccine titer is a blood test that determines the presence of antibodies that develop in response to the disease antigens. There are no contraindications to performing this test. Adequate levels of vaccine titers indicates that the pet does not need a booster vaccination at that time.

Annual Wellness Bloodwork

Blood and urine tests are extremely useful tools for looking at the overall health of your pet. From the results a veterinarian can evaluate if your pet is a diabetic, has kidney or liver disease, or an infection. Many of these problems may not be obvious on a simple physical exam, but if caught early can be succesfully treated or controlled, giving your pet a longer and healthier life. It is also important to have lab tests performed when a pet is healthy so the veterinarian has a baseline to compare results when/if your pet does become ill. It’s important to note that lab tests must be coupled with a complete physical examination and patient history from the owner to be of the most use.

Feline Declaw

We recommend that the claws of the front feet of cats be removed if the cat will be kept indoors. Cats naturally claw and scratch objects in an attempt to sharpen the front claws and as a form of play. This can destroy furniture, drapes, and rugs. If the cat spends time outdoors, the removal of the front claws does not interfere with their ability to climb trees or fight, especially when the operation is performed at a young age. They quickly learn to defend themselves with their teeth or avoid fighting. Your cat must be at least twelve weeks old to be declawed. If you are going to have your cat spayed or neutered, however, it is best to wait until this time to perform the declaw. Sedating the cat once is better for the animal.

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Noblesville Veterinary Clinic

Monday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

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