Spay and Neutering for Pets
Spaying and neutering are safe surgeries that remove your pet’s reproductive organs and prevent pregnancy. Spaying is for females and neutering is for males. These are procedures to reduce your pet’s chances of having too many babies. Not to mention, if your pet is not spayed or neutered, there is an increased likelihood of infections or cancers of the reproductive organs. We perform these often and they’re designed to keep your pet’s life long and healthy. To schedule an appointment or learn more about the procedure you can contact us at 780.444.1324 .
What conditions can my pet develop if they’re not spayed or neutered?
Female cats and dogs have a high chance of acquiring cancers of the reproductive system. Spaying removes their ovaries and uterus, preventing the production of estrogen, which leads to most of the reproductive cancers. Meanwhile, males that are not neutered often exhibit extremely aggressive behaviors. This can be dangerous for other neighbourhood animals and people. They are also vulnerable to prostate and testicular diseases.
When should my pet be vaccinated?
If possible, females should be spayed before their first heat, which usually happens between six months and one year of age. Males should be neutered between six months and one year of age to retain their youthful calm. Although adult pets can be spayed/neutered, it’s better to have this done sooner than later. Male dogs and cats, especially, develop territorial behaviours that are hard to train away.
Does my pet have to spend the night after the surgery?
It depends on your pet’s specific case. The doctor may recommend your cat or dog to remain with us overnight so they can recover from the anesthesia under our care. Following the procedure, they may not feel their best but will fully heal within a week or two.