Are you looking for a low-cost way to spay or neuter your pet?
At AFV, we’re dedicated to helping our community maintain a sustainable pet population so we offer easy access to high quality, low cost spay/neuter services
The AFV Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is now open five days a week (Monday through Friday)! The clinic is located at 29001 Bastron Ave., Lake Elsinore 92530.
|Cryptorchid: $30-$80||Pregnant $40|
For an appointment, please call 951-674-SPAY
Drop off for dog spay/neuters: 8:00 to 8:30 a.m.
Pick up for dogs over 20 lbs. 2:30 p.m., dogs under 20 lbs. 3:30 p.m.
Drop off for cat spay/neuters: 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Pick up for cats 4:30 p.m.
Low cost vaccinations and microchipping for $20 are also available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (no appointment necessary).
1. Feed your pet 1/2 of it's regular dinner this evening around 8pm. Resume normal feeding routine starting tomorrow. Do not change your pet's diet at this time, and do not give them junk food, table scraps, milk, or any other people food during the recovery period. This could mask post-surgical complications.
2. Appetite should return gradually within 24 hours of surgery. Lethargy lasting for more than 24 hours post-op, diarrhea, or vomiting are not normal and your pet should be taken to your regular veterinarian. Dogs may have a slight cough for a few days after surgery.
3. If your pet has any go-home medication, please start this medication tomorrow morning.
4. No running, jumping, playing, swimming, or other strenuous activity for 7 to 10 days. Keep your pet quiet. Pets must be kept indoors where they can stay clean, dry, and warm. No baths during the recovery period. Dogs must be walked on a leash and cats must be kept indoors.
5. Check the incision site twice daily. Unless otherwise noted, your pet's incision was closed with absorbable sutures therefore, there are no sutures to be removed. There should be no drainage. Redness and swelling should be minimal. Do not put ointment on the incision or cover it with anything.
6. Do not allow your pet to lick or chew at the incision. If this occurs, an Elizabethan collar MUST be applied to prevent additional licking and chewing that could cause infection or opening of the incision.
7. For cats, use shredded paper or a paper-based litter in the litterbox for 3-4 days post-op as dust from clay litter may irritate the incision.
8. If there are any questions or concerns directly related to the surgery during the recovery period, please call Angel Care Pet Hospital at 951-679-7755.
Angel Care Pet Hospital will treat, at minimal cost, any post-op complications resulting directly from the surgery, if the above post-op instructions are followed in full. Please call for an appointment as soon as you see cause for concern. We cannot be held responsible for complications resulting from failure to follow post-op instructions, or for contagious diseases for which the animal was not previously properly vaccinated.
Your regular veterinarian must address illnesses or injuries that are not a direct result of surgery. If you do not have a regular veterinarian, please feel free to call Angel Care Pet Hospital at 951-679-7755 to set up an appointment.
After 24 hours, If you think your pet is in pain, contact us.
When can I have this procedure done?
Both procedures can safely be performed at as early as 8 weeks of age. We are a strong proponent of juvenile or pediatric spay/neuter since it is both healthy for pets and effectively reduces pet overpopulation.
Why should I have my pet neutered?
Animal shelters, both public and private, are faced with an incredible burden: What to do with the overpopulation of dogs and cats that they cannot find homes for? Approximately 3.7 million animals are euthanized at shelters each year, due to the sheer fact that there are not enough willing adopters. Having your pet spayed or neutered ensures that you will not be adding to this tremendous burden.
What are some of the health and behavioral benefits?
Through neutering, you can help your dog or cat live a happier, healthier, longer life. Spaying eliminates the constant crying and nervous pacing of a female cat in heat. Spaying a female dog also eliminates the messiness associated with the heat cycle.
Neutering of male dogs and cats can prevent certain undesirable sexual behaviors, such as urine marking, humping, male aggression and the urge to roam. If you have more than one pet in your household, all the pets will generally get along better if they are neutered.
A long-term benefit of spaying and neutering is improved health for both cats and dogs. Spaying females prior to their first heat cycle nearly eliminates the risk of breast cancer and totally prevents uterine infections and uterine cancer. Neutering males prevents testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate gland, and greatly reduces their risk for perianal tumors.
Neutering just costs too much!
The cost of caring for a pet, including providing veterinary care, should be considered before acquiring an animal. Many animal shelters offer low-cost spay/neuter services, and there are also many low-cost spay/neuter clinics across the country. To find low-cost options in your area, call your local animal shelter. The reality is that the cost associated with providing adequate care for just one litter of puppies or kittens is often more than the cost of spaying or neutering. The cost of feeding, worming and first vaccinations for a litter can be upwards of $200 to $300. You must also consider that there could be complications with the birth that require hospitalization or surgery. You will also be faced with finding good homes for the offspring yourself or placing more animals into your local shelter. The cost of the well-being of not just your companion animal, but of future generations, should be considered.
Can't I allow my purebred dog to have just one litter?
Mixed breed or purebred -- there just aren’t enough homes. Purebred animals also often end up in shelters. In fact, 25 percent of shelter dogs are purebreds. Responsible purebred breeders have homes for their potential litters before they breed.
I don't even own a pet! Why is this my problem?
All of us are affected by animal overpopulation. Millions of tax dollars are spent annually to shelter and care for stray, abandoned and unwanted pets. Much of that money is spent to euthanize these animals when homes cannot be found. Human health is threatened by the danger of transmittable diseases (including rabies), animal bites and attacks. Property may be damaged and livestock killed when pets roam in search of food. Animal waste is proving to be a serious environment hazard, fouling yards and parks. It is only when all of us assume the responsibility for pet overpopulation that we will see any decrease in the problem.
Isn't it wrong to deprive an animal of the natural right to reproduce?
No, it’s wrong to allow these animals to reproduce millions of unwanted offspring that are eventually killed because there aren’t enough responsible homes.
If I find homes for my pet's litters, then I won't contribute to the problem, right?
Wrong. Only a finite number of people want pets. So every home you find for your pet’s offspring takes away a home from a loving animal already at a shelter.
Shouldn't every female pet have at least one litter before being spayed?
No. In fact, your pet will be healthier if she never sexually matures.
Shouldn't children experience the miracle of birth?
No. A more important lesson to teach your children would be responsible pet ownership and concern for life by explaining why their pet should not have babies.
Doesn't neutering alter an animal's personality?
No. Personality changes that may result from neutering are for the better. Not being distracted by the instinctual need to find a mate helps your pet stop roaming and decreases aggressive tendencies.
Won't animal shelters take care of the surplus animals?
No. Shelters do their best to place animals in loving homes, but the number of homeless animals far exceeds the number of willing adopters. This leaves many loving and healthy animals in our community that must be euthanized as the only humane solution to this tragic dilemma. Only spaying and neutering can end the overpopulation problem.
- Bastron Ave Lake Elsinore, CA 92530