Spaying and Neutering

Removing your dog or cat’s reproductive organs lengthens their life and reduces overpopulation.

Spaying and neutering your dog or cat can not only limit their ability to reproduce but could also provide them with a longer, happier life. Our highly skilled veterinary team performs both procedures in our state-of-the-art facilities. If you’re nervous about your dog/cat having surgery, our team will support you to ease any anxieties.

Are spays and neuters the same procedure?

The major difference between spay and neuter is who they’re performed on. Though both procedures remove the reproductive organs, spaying removes the ovaries and fallopian tubes of female dogs and cats whereas neutering removes your male cat or dog’s testicles. Since these are both intensive procedures, your dog or cat will need to be put under general anesthesia to ensure their safety. While our veterinarians are performing the procedure, our veterinary technicians monitor their vitals closely to ensure there aren’t any complications or irregularities.

How can the procedure benefit my dog or cat’s health?

By removing their reproductive organs, your dog or cat has a lower risk of developing uterine infections as well as testicular, uterine and mammary gland cancer. Though your dog or cat’s personality won’t be changed by the procedures, some behaviour associated with the natural inclination to mate will be reduced. For example, if your female dog or cat tends to roam while in heat, you’ll notice this behaviour stops after spaying.

When should my dog/cat have their procedure?

Timing is crucial. It's essential to schedule the procedure for your dog or cat before they reach 5 months of age. Beyond that point, they become capable of reproducing. However, our veterinary team will collaborate with you to determine the optimal timing for your pet's procedure. To arrange a consultation, reach out to us at 613-748-9820.

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