Dr. Vicki, from ACT V Rescue and Rehabilitation, brought her team to the shelter and the warehouse where they spayed and neutered 50 cats and five male dogs.
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Dr. Vicki brought another veterinarian, Dr. Lori, who performed flank spays on the female cats. A flank spay is an alternative method of ovariohysterectomy in which the incision is made on the left side of the body (the flank) rather than on the midline of the abdomen. Because the incision with a flank spay is on the side of the body, the incision is easier to monitor from a distance. If a cat is nursing kittens, a flank incision is not near the mammary glands and is more comfortable for the mother post-operatively. The incision is less likely to become contaminated if the cat is not able to be kept in a perfectly clean environment following surgery. If the spay incision breaks down after surgery, protrusion of vital organs through the incision is less likely with a flank incision.
About 30 previously altered animals were given vaccinations and wormed.
Eleven cats and dogs were surrendered at the clinic and many more in the week following it
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