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Allenstown Animal Hospital

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9 River Rd
Allenstown, NH 03275
Phone: (603) 485-7133

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8 - 122 - 5:30
Tuesday8 - 122 - 7:00
Wednesday8 - 122 - 5:30
Thursday8 - 122 - 7:00
Friday8 - 122 - 5:30
Saturday8 - 12Closed
SundayClosedClosed
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Spay/Neuter Assistance

We participate in the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture Animal Population Control Program (NHDA-APCP).  The program provides financial assistance to qualified individuals for canine and feline spays and neuters.   In addition to the surgery, pets will receive an exam and a rabies vaccine.  The $25 co-pay is due at the pet's surgery drop-off appointment.   We will only accept cash or credit card.   

Applications can be downloaded at this link: http://www.agriculture.nh.gov/publications-forms/documents/apcp-application.pdf

Dogs

Pets that are under 12 months of age are given the option of doing pre-anesthetic blood work the morning of the surgery for an additional fee.  We can also microchip the pet for an additional fee.

Pets between 1 and 7 years of age are required to have pre-anesthetic blood work and a heartworm test for an additional fee.  The heartworm test can be waived only if veterinary records are provided showing that the pet has consistently been on heartworm prevention.

Pets that are 8 years of age or older will be required to come in for senior pre-anesthetic blood work and an exam (included) a few days prior to the scheduled surgery.   In these cases, the co-pay will be due the day of the senior blood work and exam.  Senior pets also need a heartworm test prior to the surgery.  The heartworm test can be waived only if veterinary records are provided showing that the pet has consistently been on heartworm prevention.

Cats

Pets that are under 12 months of age are given the option of doing pre-anesthetic blood work the morning of the surgery for an additional fee.  We can also microchip the pet for an additional fee.

Pets between 1 and 7 years of age are required to have pre-anesthetic blood work for an additional fee. Pets that are 8 years of age or older will be required to come in for senior pre-anesthetic blood work and an exam (included) a few days prior to the scheduled surgery.   In these cases, the co-pay will be due the day of the senior blood work and exam.

To see if you qualify for assistance, click on the following link for NH's Department of Agriculture's website.   Please note that we will not schedule the surgery until the application has been approved and signed by the NHDA.  

http://agriculture.nh.gov/divisions/animal_industry/index.htm


Frequently Asked Questions About Spaying Or Neutering Your Pet

Do you find the issue of spaying or neutering your pet confusing? Here are the answers to some frequently asked spay and neuter questions at Allenstown Animal Hospital.

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  • What are the surgical procedures involved in getting my pet "fixed?" Neuter surgery involves extracting the testes through an incision in the scrotum. Spay surgery involves the removal of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
  • How long does spaying or neutering take? Neutering is a relatively simple procedure that may only take a few minutes. spay surgery can take anywhere from 20 to 90 minutes depending on the animal (an on whether the pet is already in heat).
  • Why is it so important to prevent unwanted pregnancies in dogs and cats? Millions of unwanted dogs and cats must be destroyed by shelters each year, simply because their owners are already overrun with animals. Sterilization does the whole animal community a big favor by preventing these tragic outcomes.
  • Why is sexual sterilization thought of as a preventative health procedure? Sexual sterilization can dramatically reduce or even eliminate the risks of many dangerous diseases, including reproductive cancers. This reason is alone is more than sufficient to get your pet "fixed!"
  • How does spaying and neutering affect behavior in dogs and cats? Spaying and neutering remove those heat-based behaviors that tend to make dogs and cats overly aggressive, reducing the odds of your pet getting into fights with other animals. It also relieves the compulsion to roam (possibly into danger) that afflicts sexually intact pets.
  • What does your Allenstown veterinarian recommend regarding pre-operative preparations? Our two-practitioner veterinary team recommends that you withhold food or medications the night before any surgery unless your pet's condition makes it unwise to do so. We will also evaluate your pet beforehand to make sure we know about any issues that might complicate surgery or anesthesia.
  • What's the post-operative routine when neutering or spaying your pet? Neutering or spaying your pet is a safe, well-understood procedure, but your pet will still to recover from it. Your Allenstown veterinarian may issue a protective cone to keep your pet from licking at the incision site. You'll receive prescriptions for any recommended antibiotics and painkillers, along with instructions on how to administer these medications and watch the incision for potential problems.

Get More Information from Your Veterinarian in Allenstown

Do you have more questions about sexual sterilization? Our team has the answers -- and the high-quality care -- you're looking for right here at Allenstown Animal Hospital. Call (603) 485-7133 today to get more information and schedule spay or neuter surgery with your veterinarian in Allenstown!

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9 River Rd
Allenstown, NH 03275
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Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8 - 122 - 5:30
Tuesday8 - 122 - 7:00
Wednesday8 - 122 - 5:30
Thursday8 - 122 - 7:00
Friday8 - 122 - 5:30
Saturday8 - 12Closed
SundayClosedClosed
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