Spaying helps prevent breast cancer, and infection of the uterus and stops your female pet from going into heat. Neutering prevents many aggressive behaviour problems in your male pet and prevents testicular cancer, prostate disease, and hernias. In addition, spaying and neutering can reduce or eliminate the risk of mammary tumours and uterine infections in female cats and testicular cancer in male cats. It also helps prevent the overpopulation of dogs and cats.
How old should a dog or cat be before they are neutered/spayed?
Our doctors recommend spaying/neutering your dog between 4 to 6 months of age. If you are concerned about breed-specific ages, our staff is always ready to discuss any concerns you may have.
For cats, our veterinarians recommend performing spay and neuter surgeries between 4 to 6 months of age. It is performed before a young cat's hormones start to affect their bodies.
Are there side effects of spaying and neutering?
Spaying and neutering do not cause any significant side effects. It can, however, cause your pet to gain some weight. Our staff can discuss nutrition control and exercise methods to shed those extra pounds and help prevent unwanted weight gain.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
The cost of a spay/neuter can vary depending on your dog's weight and options that you may want during the procedure, such as intravenous fluids to help with blood pressure and flushing the vital organs of any medications used during the spay/neuter. For more information, kindly call us at 519-683-4508, and one of our team members will be happy to assist you!