Spaying and Neutering

Surgery with the most benefits – including reducing your pet’s risk for certain health issues.

Spaying/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 behaviours, 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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