Spaying and neutering is a surgical procedure that permanently alters your pet's ability to reproduce. By opting for your pet to have this procedure, they could have a longer life since it eliminates the possibility of them developing diseases like uterine infections and cancer. The procedure is performed in our surgical suite, with most pets going home the same day or within 48 hours.
What is spaying and neutering?
Both procedures remove your pet's reproductive organs and are irreversible. (The ovaries and uterus for females; the testicles for males.) The procedure can only be safely performed while your pet is under general anesthesia. Before administering the medication, we do bloodwork to determine how your pet's body will react to the anesthesia. It's also essential not to feed your pet before their surgery since we'll be operating on their abdomen. This is often the incision point for removing reproductive organs. They should be well hydrated, so please ensure they have access to enough water. Our veterinary team will advise you on this and any other pre-surgery preparations needed. For more information about the procedure, please get in touch with us at 905-877-2258.
When should my pet have the procedure?
A few factors are considered before determining the best time to spay or neuter your pet (e.g. health status, behavioural characteristics, environment). Regardless of when our veterinary team recommends booking your pet's procedure, you can expect the benefits to outweigh any potential risks. Our expert team takes every precaution before, during and after the surgery to ensure its success. Some advantages to your pet having the surgery include:
- Elimination of your pet's heat cycle
- Reduction in behaviours like aggression, roaming, fighting, etc.
- Eliminated risk of contracting pyometra, a fatal uterus condition
- Elimination of unexpected pregnancy
- Lowered risk of developing breast cancer