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Spay and Neutering for Pets

Spay and neutering will eliminate the likelihood of your pet giving birth to a litter of puppies or kittens unexpectedly. The procedure also helps alter behavioural changes connected to the reproductive system, as well prevent some more serious health issues. It’s recommended pets get spayed and neutered from a young age but if your pet is more mature, please connect with our veterinarians at 604.858.4415 to discuss whether or not the procedure is a good fit.

Besides changing if my pet can reproduce, are there other benefits to getting them fixed?

Yes, this procedure provides the perfect time for us to perform other procedures your pet might need like microchipping or tattooing and teeth cleaning. Spaying and neutering have other benefits such as:

  • Helping animals live healthier and longer lives
  • Preventing some forms of cancer, uterine infections, and the likelihood of prostate problems
  • Curbing overpopulation, overcrowded shelters and unnecessary euthanasia
  • Reducing problem behaviors, including aggression and wandering

    Will the procedure harm my pet?

    No. We ensure your pet is well taken care of during the procedure. We offer a state-of-the-art onsite surgical suite. Before the procedure, we perform a pre-anesthetic blood analysis to minimise any risks associated with the drug. A female pet’s uterus and ovaries are removed via an incision near their stomach, ending their ability to get pregnant. A male pet’s testicles are removed, preventing them from impregnating other cats or dogs. Veterinary technologists will be monitoring your pet throughout the procedure, making sure their vital signs are at a safe level.

    Are there risks involved with the procedure?

    Though there are risks involved, the benefits far outweigh them. Surgery and anesthesia carry a risk of bleeding, infection, pain or a negative reaction to drugs. We monitor your pet closely during the procedure to make sure we can address and remedy these issues immediately. We take every precaution to ensure your pet has the best procedure they can. If you notice anything out of the ordinary after the surgery, please contact our team as soon as possible.

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    Starting Little Pets In The Big World So you have a new kitten or a new puppy! At Sardis Animal Hospital, we want to give you and your young pet a sound start in life. Here are a few hints to help you prepare:

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    Last updated: July 15, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
    This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Note: We are closed everyday between 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Sardis Animal Hospital