Spaying and neutering are surgeries that have tremendous benefits for your pet. During the procedures the reproductive organs are removed; spays remove the uterus and ovaries and neuters remove the testicles. The procedure ends the heat cycle for your pet which will result in positive changes in their behaviour while giving them many health benefits.
When should I get my pet spayed or neutered?
When your pet comes in for their first veterinary exam our team will discuss when they should be spayed or neutered. We generally recommend pets get spay or neuter surgery around 6-months-old. To speak with your veterinarian about this surgery for your pet, please contact us at 519-763-1082.
What happens when my pet is spayed or neutered?
Both procedures require general anesthesia to prevent any discomfort or pain for your pet. The reproductive organs are removed by making a small incision near the abdomen in females or near the scrotum in male pets. We close up the surgery wound and monitor your pet as the anesthesia wears off. For recovery we provide medication and may recommend laser therapy to help heal their incision.
What are the benefits of the procedure?
Spay and neuter surgery is mostly known to prevent pets from mothering or fathering puppies or kittens, but there are other benefits:
- Eliminate undesirable behaviours in your pet; if your loyal companion is not spayed or neutered they may become aggressive towards other pets, hump objects or humans, spray your furniture or roam about
- Reduce their risk of developing testicular or breast cancer
- Longer lifespan
- Reduce overpopulation in animal shelters