The Spay and Neuter Commuter
For cats and dogs in Davidson County, NC
Frequently Asked Questions
1.  Will my pet be given any pain medication?

Yes.  Pain medication that lasts for 24 hours will be administered to your pet immediately prior to surgery.  If the staff at Planned Pethood notice that your pet is in distress and/or discomfort after surgery, they will contact you and suggest that you purchase extra pain medication for your pet.  The decision is up to you, but if you choose to buy extra pain medication, you will be given the medication on Thursday Pick-Up Day and you will be expected to pay for it then.

2.  How do I take care of my pet after surgery?


We will give you a list of instructions on what to do and what not to do for your newly spayed or neutered pet.  If you have further questions, you can call Planned Pethood at 336.299.3999

3.  Should I restrict food and water prior to surgery?

Yes.  All pets over four months of age should not have food or water after 9 p.m. the night BEFORE surgery.

4.  How will anyone be able to tell that my pet has been spayed or neutered?


A small, green tattoo will be placed near your pet's incision.  The tattoo is not another incision, it is a small score of tattoo ink in the top layers of skin that is covered by surgical glue.

5.  Do you take credit cards or debit cards?

No.  We only accept cash or money orders.  No exceptions. 

6.  My dog or cat recently had puppies/kittens?  Can she be spayed?

You should wait until after the puppies/kittens have been fully weaned and your pet is no longer lactating before she can be spayed.

7.  What is Feline Leukemia Virus?


Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is a retrovirus that can greatly affect your cat's immune system.  It is one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases and causes of death in domestic cats.  FeLV is shed in saliva, urine, feces, and blood and can be transmitted through direct contact and the sharing of food and water bowls and litter boxes.
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