Spaying and Neutering for Pets

Spaying and neutering provide numerous benefits, including improved health and behaviour.

Spaying and neutering can have major benefits for your dog/cat, including lowering or preventing the risk of several diseases and types of cancer. Our veterinarians can discuss these benefits with you. In addition, spaying and neutering help control the pet population by reducing the number of unwanted pets.

What are the health benefits of spaying/neutering?

By spaying your female dog/cat, you’re protecting her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. You also won’t have to worry about her going into heat. This means avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. By neutering your male dog/cat, you’re reducing or eliminating his risk for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behaviour, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying.

Is it a complicated procedure?

Both spaying and neutering are surgical procedures that our skilled veterinary team have countless experience performing successfully. Spaying involves removing the ovaries and uterus whereas we remove the testicles in neutering procedures. Our veterinary team follows strict surgical protocol to ensure your dog or cat's safety throughout every procedure. This includes continuously monitoring them to ensure their vital signs remain at a safe level.

Why is the procedure this expensive?

Spaying and neutering require that your dog/cat be put under anesthesia. The cost of these procedures takes into account the anesthesia, our veterinary team’s time and expertise, monitoring, drapes, suture material, and hospitalization. Spaying or neutering them is much less expensive than feeding and caring for litters of unwanted puppies or kittens or dealing with potential pregnancy complications. If you’d like to discuss your concerns about the procedure, please contact us at 416-928-6761.

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