Dr. Shedenhelm recommends spaying/neutering pets around 4-5 months old. In order to raise awareness about the importance of spaying/neutering, Baxter County Animal Clinic offers discounted prices on spay and neuter surgeries during the months of November and May. There are both medical and behavioral benefits to these surgeries. Spaying female pets will decrease their risk of uterine infections and breast tumors. It is best to have your female pet spayed before her first heat cycle, which typically occurs around six months old. A female in heat will try to find a mate by yowling and urinating more frequently. Neutering your male pet will prevent testicular cancer and some prostate problems. They will also be less likely to escape and roam. It is required that any pet over 12 weeks of age be current on a rabies vaccine, this can be done during surgery for an additional fee. The cost to spay or neuter your pet will vary depending on the species and weight, please contact our office at 870-425-4525 and our staff will be happy to assist you.
Dental Cleaning Specials
February is National Pet Dental Health Month. During the month of February, all dental cleanings are offered at a discounted price. We believe that providing dental care is important to your pets health and know that it can be a large expense. A dental cleaning is done under sedation by our experienced staff and will include a scaling and polishing of the teeth. At the time of the dental, any loose or abscessed teeth will be pulled and any other concerns will be addressed by the veterinarian. All pets undergoing a dental cleaning will be required to be current on a rabies vaccine.
4-H Rabies Clinic
Baxter County Animal Clinic participates in the 4-H Rabies Clinic every spring. Vaccines, heartworm tests, nail trims and anal gland expression are also offered at discounted prices. This event typically takes place during the second or third weekend in April on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. This is a way to provide discounted services to the community, and raise money for the 4-H program.