Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures that eliminate your pet’s ability to reproduce. If you’ve noticed your pet roaming more frequently when they’re in heat or behaving more territorial, this procedure could curb these issues. In addition, the procedure also limits the amount of unwanted pets that end up being euthanized in shelters because of overpopulation.
Is spaying/neutering optional?
The surgery is not mandatory for pets but we highly recommend it since they prevent your furry friend from reproducing. Spaying involves making an incision near your female pet’s stomach to remove their ovaries and uterus. For male pets, we remove their testicles with an incision near their scrotum. Our veterinary team of veterinarians and technicians perform the surgery, along with our state-of-the-art equipment, to ensure your pet has a successful procedure.
Does my pet need anesthetic?
Both procedures require your pet to be under general anesthesia. When your pet is put under anesthesia, they will not feel anything while we operate on them. This helps ease any post-surgery pain and makes the recovery process more seamless. Before your pet’s procedure, our veterinary team will give you detailed instructions that will ensure they have a safe and effective surgery. For example, we’ll suggest whether or not your pet will need to fast beforehand. If you have questions about your pet’s upcoming procedure, please contact us at 905-983-9010.
What are the benefits of the procedure?
Besides preventing your pet from mothering or fathering an unplanned litter, other benefits of the procedure includes:
- Male pets display less behaviours associated with their heat cycle, like marking their territory
- Female pets’ heat cycles will stop
- Male pets will spend less time roaming away from home
- Female pets will be less likely to develop uterine infections and certain cancers
- Male pets will be less likely to develop testicular cancer and prostate issues