The pet population is always growing, but not all puppies and kittens find a loving home or care. Spay and neuter surgeries reduce the amount of unwanted animals you see on the streets. The surgery also has many health benefits for your pet. To learn more about the procedure, please contact us at 519-285-2116.
What is spaying and neutering?
Spaying is a procedure to remove a female pet's uterus and ovaries. The reproductive organs are removed through a small incision that is made on their abdomen. During neuter surgery, the male patient's testicles are removed to prevent him from impregnating other pets. These surgeries are routine and usually take very little time for the patients to recover. Most pets heal from the procedure after 2 weeks, provided that the incision is kept dry and clean and the pet takes all their medication.
How does my pet qualify for spay or neuter surgery?
For your pet to have the surgery, they need to be 6 months of age or older. As with all surgical procedures, we perform pre-anesthetic blood tests to learn more about your pet's health. If the tests reveal any conditions that may cause complications, your pet cannot have the surgery.
What are the advantages of having the procedure?
Besides preventing your pet from having puppies and kittens, here are some other benefits of these procedures:
- Longer lifespan
- Less likely to develop cancer (uterine, ovarian, prostate and breast)
- Reduced barking, roaming, aggression and spraying
- Prevents reproductive tract diseases and bacterial infections
- Reduction in stray population and overcrowded shelters