Spaying and Neutering for Pets

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As your pet gets older, they will become sexually mature and go through heat. While in heat your pet's main goal is to reproduce, which may cause them to act out. To prevent this process, many pet owners choose to have their pet spayed or neutered. Neuter surgery is for male pets at which both testicles are removed. Spay surgery is performed on female pets and their ovaries and uterus are taken out.

When should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

Talk to one of our veterinarians about timing, appropriate age and information from new research about sterilization procedures. Most pets have the procedure when they are around 6 months old, but the procedure can be performed later on in their life. To discuss the surgery for your pet, please call us at 905-683-6430.

Why should I consider the procedure for my pet?

Spaying your pet has many benefits. The procedure can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Spaying will not change your pet's personality.  Here's why we recommend the procedure:

  • By spaying your female pet, you're protecting them against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. You also won't have to worry about her going into heat. This means avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. In addition, spaying your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

Neutering has major health benefits for your pet. It helps reduce or eliminate the risk for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behaviour, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying.

Is the procedure painful for my pet?

Pain management is one of our main priorities during and after all surgical procedures. We provide general anesthesia during surgery which makes the patient unconscious. Our registered veterinary technicians will monitor the patient's vital signs and ensure they are comfortable during the procedure. Post-surgery, we will nmonitor your pet until the anesthesia wears off. We also prescribe pain medications and in some cases rehabilitation to alleviate pain and speed up recovery.

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