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Dog Spaying and Neutering

Spaying or neutering your dog is a very common procedure to help reduce pet overpopulation, prevent certain diseases that can develop from them keeping their sex organs and can aid in controlling certain behaviour problems. As part of an overall health program, we will discuss with you the right time to spay/neuter your pet as well as the further benefits and risks that are involved.

What does neutering/spaying a dog do?


Spaying or neutering removes the sex organs that are in large part responsible for hormone levels in your pet. This can help control numerous behaviour problems. Additionally, their metabolism will drop after the surgery, so it is important to reduce their feeding amount to avoid gaining weight.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?


Spaying or neutering your dog as an elective procedure has many benefits including prevention roaming, uterine infections, testicular torsions (twisting), and cancer. Not every dog will be a good parent so the idea of letting them all have a litter may result in orphaned puppies or strays that end up in the shelters. If the surgery is not done, we may end up having to do an emergency surgery to save your dog’s life.

How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?


The age at which your dog should be spayed or neutered will vary with their breed and size. Generally, 6 months of age is the earliest we recommend spaying/neutering your dog. For larger breed dogs, we can discuss with you the pros/cons of postponing the surgery for a short while as they have different growth circumstances that can be affected by spaying/neutering.

How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?


The cost to spay or neuter your dog will vary with a number of factors. Age, weight and add-on benefits such as intravenous fluids and pre-anesthetic blood tests will alter the total cost of the procedure. Pain medication is not negotiable. During a visit with your dog or if you call us and we have seen your dog, we can provide a specific estimate and outline the individual cost of the components.

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Last updated: December 14, 2021

Dear Clients,

With the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in our region, we are temporarily moving back to curbside service. Effective Tuesday, December 14th we are not allowing clients in exam rooms with their pets. Here is what you can expect:

  • Come in to let us know that you're here for your appointment. 2 clients will be allowed at a time in our reception area for food and med pick up and to inform us that they are here for their appointment.
  • Please wait in your car after letting us know you've arrived. Once you have notified us that you are here for your appointment we ask that you wait in your car and we will come out and collect your furry family member for their appointment.
  • The doctor will call once the appointment is done and you can then come back to the reception desk to take care of the invoice and collect your furry family member.
  • Face masks are required when interacting with our team and entering the building. Please sanitze your hands if you come inside.
  • Food and medication pick-ups inside. If there are more than 2 people in our waiting area, we ask that you wait outside until there is sufficient space.
  • Washrooms will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • These measures are temporary and we will reassess as time goes on. Please keep a lookout for any further updates from our team. Together, we can all help in stopping the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at (613) 542-7337.

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    OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Tuesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    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!

    - Your dedicated team at Kingston Veterinary Clinic