Spaying and Neutering for Pets

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Spaying and neutering are elective procedures highly recommended by veterinarians. Having either procedure prevents cats and dogs from producing offspring, which can reduce the stray population and overcrowding in shelters. Spay surgery is performed on female pets and neutering is done on males. During the surgery, we make a small incision near their reproductive organs and remove both testicles or the ovary and uterus. As both procedures require anesthesia, we will ensure that your pet is a good candidate for surgery before we begin. Once completed, we will prescribe medications which can be picked up at our pharmacy.

Why should I consider spay or neuter surgery for my cat or dog?

Spay and neuter surgery has many health benefits. Firstly, it can improve their behaviour. When your pet becomes sexually mature and wants to reproduce, they will start humping or thrusting objects or humans. They will become more aggressive/territorial and sometimes they will roam more. When your cat or dog is spayed/neutered, these behaviours are eliminated since they no longer have the urge to reproduce. Below are some additional health benefits of having the surgery:

  1. Cats and dogs who undergo the procedure usually live longer
  2. They are less prone to developing testicular, mammary, or ovarian cancer
  3. It protects them from sexually transmitted diseases

To schedule this procedure for your pet, please call us at 403-932-5875.

At what age should cats and dogs have the procedure?

Most veterinarians will recommend spay or neuter surgery when the patient is around 6-months-old. Based on your pet's lifestyle and health, they can have the surgery performed when they are older. Your veterinarian will determine if the procedure is safe for them.

Will the procedure be painful?

While under anesthesia, your pet won't feel any pain or discomfort. Once the anesthesia wears off, we provide pain management so they can heal comfortably. To boost the healing process, your pet can also have some sessions of laser therapy.

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