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Dog Neuter Surgery

Also known as canine castration surgery

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Enter the operating room and see a canine castration, more commonly known as dog neuter surgery. This procedure requires general anesthesia maintained with inhalation (gas) anesthetic. Many veterinarians also give IV fluids, monitor heart and respiratory rates, blood pressure, oxygen saturation levels, and give medications to control pain during this surgery. This photo gallery focuses on the surgery steps - speak to your vet for specific anesthesia and anesthetic monitoring protocols.

All images in this gallery © Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVM

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Pre-op photo of a dog neuter surgery © Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVMReady for surgeryMaking the skin incision © Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVMThe skin incision is madeThe testicle is exteriorized © Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVMTesticle exteriorizedTransfixing suture is tied © Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVMLigating the vessels
Closing the incision © Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVMClosing the incisionNeuter surgery is completedPost OpApplying the surgical glue to close the incision © Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVMSurgical Glue AppliedReady to wake up © Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVMReady to wake up
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