Spays and Neutering

Why should I spay or neuter my cat or dog?

  • We recommend you spay or neuter your pet at 6 months of age
  • Unspayed females are at a higher risk for mammary tumors and uterine infection (pyometra), a very critical and costly surgery.
  • Female dogs and cats never completely stop going into heat, so there are potential problems of pregnancy at an advanced age.
  • Unneutered males can develop behavior problems such as urinating in the house or spraying on the furniture; mounting people or objects; and aggressive tendencies making them less desirable companions.
  • By spaying and neutering our pets, we can all help to reduce the overpopulation of dogs and cats.

Why should I have the surgery at Berkeley Heights Animal Hospital?

  • We require pre-operative blood work prior to any surgery  to be sure your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia.
  • IV fluids are administered during the surgery to help sustain body temperature, fluid and electrolyte levels.
  • Your pet is given a sedative and pain management medication prior to surgery to minimize anxiety and discomfort.
  • A sterile surgical pack is used, just as in a human hospital, to minimize the risk of post surgical infection.
  • We offer a choice of laser surgery.
  • Your pet is on a heated surgery table to maintain their body temperature.
  • Your pet is electronically monitored while under anesthesia to measure their heart rate and oxygen level within their body.
  • A highly trained veterinary technician monitors your pet the entire time they are under anesthesia and until they are fully recovered.
  • Your pet will recover in an ICU cage on a soft fleece blanket.
  • Your pet receives a complimentary pedicure while under anesthesia and suture removal, if necessary, in 10 to 14 days.

Berkeley Heights Animal Hospital

Our Hours of Operation

Monday:  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Tuesday:  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Wednesday:  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday:  9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sunday:  CLOSED

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Berkeley Heights Animal Hospital has been caring for your sick pets since 1976. Located on Springfield Ave, our hospital offers cutting-edge veterinary care such as vaccines, surgical procedures, dog and cat spays/neuters and much more. We will treat your pet like family!

Address: 269 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Phone: (908) 464-0023

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