Our hospital offers a variety of services including spay and neuter surgery. Spay and neuter surgery is performed on female and male cats/dogs to prevent them from having offspring. The surgeries have many health benefits, thereby prolonging their life while also reducing the stray population.
What is spay and neuter surgery?
Both procedures are performed under general anesthesia, which means your cat or dog won’t feel any pain. Our team will follow strict protocols and use monitoring equipment to ensure the patient’s safety. Neuter surgery is the removal of both testicles from the scrotum. For spay surgery, an incision is made on the female abdomen and the uterus and ovaries are removed.
When is the surgery recommended for cats and dogs?
Typically, cats and dogs are advised to undergo spay/neuter surgery around the age of six months. This is the age when your loyal companion begins to mature sexually and will show unwanted behaviours. Your veterinarian can recommend when your cat or dog should be spayed or neutered.
To schedule an appointment, call us at 905-332-4014.
What are the benefits of the procedure?
By spaying your female pet, you’re protecting her 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 the heat cycle in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. In addition, spaying will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.
By neutering your male pet, you’re reducing or eliminating their risk for testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behaviour, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying. Neutering will also reduce the stray population.
Will the procedure change my cat or dog’s personality?
No, this is a common misconception about spay/neuter surgery. The procedures will only affect the undesirable behaviours that are associated with heat. Your cat or dog will still be their loving and playful self.
How long is recovery?
It takes approximately 10 to 14 days for cats and dogs to recover from spay and neuter surgery. If the aftercare instructions are adhered to, your loyal companion should be back to their usual self within that time frame. Our team will also schedule a follow-up appointment to inspect the surgical wound and check their well-being.