Spay and Neutering for Pets
Spay and neutering is an important part of animal health that will ensure pets stay well for years to come! By altering your pet, you will not only help the ongoing problem of overpopulation with unwanted pregnancies but also see many significant health benefits and reduction of behavioural problems. By being a responsible pet owner, these advantages will give you a better, happier and healthier pet! Please feel free to call us at 613.622.1700 to schedule your pet’s spay or neuter, and to learn more about these procedures.
What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?
The procedure to spay a female is the removal of the uterus and ovaries, and neutering (also known as castration) is the removal of the testes from the scrotal sac of a male. Our experienced veterinarians perform this surgery regularly with minimal surgical risk and post-operative pain. The procedure is done under general anesthesia and is considered day surgery, meaning your pet will be home with you the same evening. Our complimentary phone assessments and recheck appointments ensure your pet is recovering well!
Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?
Spaying and neutering your pet not only prevents unwanted litters, but it also has many health benefits. Spaying female dogs and cats prevent a heat cycle. It eliminates the chance of cystic ovaries and severe uterine infections and reduces the chance of breast cancer. Neutering males decreases prostate disease and testicular cancer. It reduces urine odour and helps prevent spraying. It also lessens their desire to roam and fight, increasing the chance of injury.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
Generally, this procedure is done at around 6 months of age. Spays and neuters can be safely performed on adult pets and even those who are much older.