Spay and Neutering for Pets
Our team believes that an important part of pet care is spaying or neutering your pet. These procedures help prevent unwanted breeding and overpopulation. They also lessen the burden that is placed on animal shelters. We are here to educate you on the importance of this routine procedure. Spaying and neutering your pet not only prevents unwanted litters, but reduces the risk of serious uterine infection, prostate enlargement, cancers and undesirable behaviours such as spraying and aggression. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about these procedures, and to schedule your pet’s next appointment. Simply call us at 705.742.4243.
What does neutering/spaying do to a pet?
Spaying is performed on female pets – it involves the removal of their uterus and ovaries. Neutering is the male version of the procedure, and it is the removal of the testes. Both procedures will prevent your pet from reproducing their own offspring.
Is spaying or neutering safe for pets?
Absolutely. These surgeries are one of the most common procedures performed by our team. The recovery period is also quite fast and relatively easy on your pet compared with other surgeries. Most patients are able to go home with you the same day of the procedure.
When should my pet be fixed?
The best time to have these procedures done on your pet is when they are still puppies or kittens, before they reach adulthood. Spays and neuters are usually performed between 8 and 16 weeks of age. If your adult pet has not yet been fixed, don’t worry! The procedures can still be safely done even when they are fully grown.
What are the benefits of spaying or neutering?
Aside from preventing overpopulation, these surgeries can also cause many physical and behavioural benefits. Pets who have been spayed or neutered are less likely to develop spraying and other aggressive behaviours, as well as multiple kinds of cancer.