Spay and Neutering for Pets

Spaying and neutering are surgeries that are beneficial to your pet’s overall health. They are mostly performed to prevent your pet from giving birth unexpectedly. These procedures are highly common and our veterinarians have years of experience in performing them.

What is spaying and neutering?

These surgeries remove the reproductive organs of males and females. Neutering is for male pets and it removes the testicles. Spaying rids your female cat or dog of their ovaries and uterus.

What is spay and neuter surgery like for my pet?

Your pet’s safety is paramount to us. We perform a pre-anesthetic blood analysis to see how much anesthesia is safe for them. Our hospital has a state-of-the-art surgical suite where we perform the operation. During the surgery our registered veterinary technologists (RVTs) monitors your pet’s vital signs. We take every precaution to ensure a successful procedure. To aid in recovery, our veterinarians prescribe pain medications to be administered at home by you and your loved ones. To learn more about spay and neuter surgery call 613.433.3100.

What are the benefits of spay and neuter surgery besides preventing unwanted pregnancies?

Having any of these procedures performed on your pet can provide other benefits such as:

  • Preventing cancer, uterine infections and prostate issues
  • Reducing strays and overpopulation in shelters
  • Reducing behaviors associated with the heat cycle such as wandering, aggression, spraying and urinating to mark territory.
  • Allowing other procedures such as microchipping and dental cleanings to be performed at the same time.

    When should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

    If your main goal is to change your pet’s ability to reproduce you should have them spayed or neutered before their first heat cycle. The general recommendation is before 6 months of age. Older pets can also undergo the operation as long as they are good candidates for surgery. Speak with our veterinarians to discuss when you should have your pet spayed or neutered.