Early spay-neuter: clinical considerations.

@article{Kustritz2002EarlySC,
  title={Early spay-neuter: clinical considerations.},
  author={Margaret V. Root Kustritz},
  journal={Clinical techniques in small animal practice},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          124-8
        }
}
  • M. V. Kustritz
  • Published 1 August 2002
  • Medicine
  • Clinical techniques in small animal practice
Early spay-neuter is ovariohysterectomy or castration of puppies or kittens 6 to 14 weeks of age. Pediatric animals may have an enhanced response to relatively low doses of anesthetic agents. Animals should be fasted no more than 3 to 4 hours before surgery to prevent hypoglycemia, and hypothermia should be avoided. Heart and respiratory rates must be monitored carefully throughout anesthesia. Pediatric gonadectomy surgeries are quick with minimal bleeding. Anesthetic recovery is rapid. No… 

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