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Care Animal Hospital

Primary Location
20 Hilltop Drive Suite C
Redding, CA 96003
Phone: (530) 244-2287
Fax: (530) 244-2294

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday7:30am6:00pm
Tuesday7:30am6:00pm
Wednesday7:30am6:00pm
Thursday7:30am6:00pm
Friday7:30am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am12:00pm
Sunday8:00am12:00pm
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SPAYING

A spay procedure or, ovariohysterectomy, is the surgical removal of a female dog or cat’s ovaries and uterus. While it is an abdominal surgery requiring anesthesia, it is one of the most commonly performed surgeries within a veterinary hospital. Spays are typically performed BEFORE a puppy or kitten’s first heat cycle (around 6 months of age). The following are important benefits of spaying your female puppy or kitten:

Puppies

  • Mammary cancer prevention – A female dog spayed before her first heat cycle will have nearly a 0% chance of developing potentially fatal mammary cancer, as you are essentially removing the source of the hormones that stimulate the formation of such tumors.
  • Pyometra prevention – Pyometra is a potentially life-threatening infection of the uterus that typically occurs in middle-aged or geriatric intact female dogs in the six weeks following a heat cycle. Without treatment (emergency surgery), a patient with pyometra will die. Surgeries in cases of pyometra are expensive and carry the risk of many operative complications.
  • Prevention of unwanted puppies – Controlling pet overpopulation.
  • Elimination of the heat cycle – Convenience of no bloody discharge, offensive odor, etc. that owners of intact female dogs deal with on an average of every 8 months. Dogs do NOT experience a menopause.
  • Many counties that require a dog license will offer a discounted fee if your dog is spayed.

Kittens

  • Prevention of unwanted kittens
  • Elimination of noisy heat cycles that are often annoying to the owner
  • Prevention of mammary cancer
  • Pyometra prevention – although more common in dogs

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Testimonial

Care Animal Hospital is wonderful and this is by far the best place to take your pet.  I have been to several other veterinary hospitals and nothing compares to the friendliness of the staff and their compassion for taking care of animals.  The staff is extremely knowledgeable on pet healthcare.  The doctors are excellent and willing to answer all of your questions.  After visiting care, I wouldn’t take my pets anywhere else.

Danielle B. / Redding, CA

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday7:30am6:00pm
Tuesday7:30am6:00pm
Wednesday7:30am6:00pm
Thursday7:30am6:00pm
Friday7:30am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am12:00pm
Sunday8:00am12:00pm
Day Open Closed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 8:00am 8:00am
6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 12:00pm 12:00pm

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  • (530) 244-2287
  • 20 Hilltop Drive Suite C Redding, CA 96003
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