Neutering & Spaying

Spaying and neutering helps with population control, behaviour, and reduced health risks for pets.

Spaying or neutering your dog is a very common procedure to help reduce pet overpopulation, prevent certain diseases that can develop from keeping their sex organs, and 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 involved.

What is spaying or neutering?

Spaying or neutering removes the sex organs that are in a 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.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?

We recommend that your cat be spayed or neutered at the earliest age, at 6 months of age. Doing the procedure early increases the risk of developmental bone problems.

What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?

Your cat will need to fast overnight and be brought to the clinic at 8 am on the scheduled day of surgery. Males will have a small incision made in the scrotum and are typically sent home the same day. Females will have an open abdominal incision and are typically kept overnight at the hospital.

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