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Spaying and Neutering for Pets

This procedure not only stops reproduction, it also eliminates the risk for certain cancers.

Spay and neutering help curb the likelihood of unexpected pregnancies, which contributed to overpopulation as well as unwanted dogs and cats in the shelter system. Just like our other surgical procedures, we do everything to ensure your dog or cat’s safety throughout the procedure. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to perform the procedure on them, please call us so we can discuss your concerns at 905-571-3700.

How do you perform the procedure?

Neutering involves removing the testicles while spaying involves removing the ovaries and uterus. Both surgical procedures require that your dog or cat be under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor their vital signs to help ensure their safety. To lower any risk, we perform a physical examination and run blood work ahead of time to catch any underlying health issues before anesthesia is administered. Throughout the procedure, our veterinary technician continually assesses your dog or cat’s heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs to help prevent any anesthetic risk.

Will the procedure change my dog or cat’s temperament?

Spaying or neutering has many benefits, without changing their personality. The significant change that will happen to your dog or cat is they’ll no longer be able to reproduce or get pregnant. Some of the behaviours that occur naturally to encourage reproduction will likely stop. The procedure could also help your dog or cat to live a longer, healthier life.

What are the health benefits of the procedure?

By neutering male dogs or cats, you’re reducing or eliminating their risk for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate behaviour like roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying. By spaying your female dog or cat, 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 heat cycles in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats.

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