Spay / Neuter

Spaying or neutering your pet has many benefits.  These procedures, which prevent female and male animals respectively from becoming pregnant and reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life.  Spaying or neutering will not change your pet’s personality.

By spaying your female pet, you’re protecting her 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.

By neutering your male pet, you’re reducing or eliminating his 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.  In addition, spaying or neutering your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures and need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia.  We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure your pet’s safety.  Please see the link below for further information on your pet’s anesthetic plan.

To set up an appointment to have your pet spayed or to learn more about this procedure, call or visit our clinic.  If you are struggling with the decision of whether to spay your pet, please call us so we can discuss your concerns.

 

 

Click here for some often-asked questions (and answers!) about your pet’s general anesthetic plan.

 

 

See also:  Y2Spay