DANFORTH VETERINARY CLINIC
Spaying & Neutering Services
Having your dog or cat spayed or neutered is essentially a form of surgically sterilizing your pet's reproductive ability.
The main reasons we have our pets spayed and neutered are to help reduce the population of unwanted pets, the risk of potential diseases and to assist in reducing any unwanted behavioural problems.
Spaying and neutering your dog is essential to keeping your dog or cat in good health. Both procedures greatly decrease the risk of many diseases (such as tumours, cancers and infections), and leaving a pet 'intact' will also increase the risk of unwanted behaviours. It is also preferred that spaying or neutering be done when the animals are six (6) months of age.
"Neutering" is for males cats and dogs, where the testicles are removed, while "spaying" is for female dogs or cats and involves the surgical removal of the uterus.
Why Come To Us For Your Pet's Spaying Or Neutering Procedure?
We offer preanesthetic bloodwork and intravenous fluids for all spay and neuter procedures.
Dedicated monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate, and vital signs by veterinary technician during procedures.
Comprehensive discharge with staff member to discuss aftercare and medications and complimentary follow up appointment if any concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Spaying And Neutering Services
Q: Why should I have my pet spayed or neutered?
A: It is recommended to neuter and spay pets to prevent disease and complications later in life. It also helps to reduce the pet overpopulation issue. Spaying your pet prevents them from going into heat, from developing a uterine infection (pyometra), and dramatically reduces the risk of developing breast cancer. Neutering your male pet reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer and fully eliminates the risk of testicular cancer.
Q: When should my pet be spayed?
A: For female pets, it is recommended to have the spay procedure performed prior to their first heat cycle (usually around 5-6 months of age).
Q: Does my pet have to stay overnight?
A: No! Most spays and neuters are routine procedures that only require staying at the clinic for the day. When your pet is ready to be discharged, a staff member will discuss aftercare with you and show you any medication you may need to take home.
Q: How much does spaying or neutering my cat or dog cost?
A: The costs of spaying and neutering are based on the size and weight of your pet, so the total costs usually vary from pet to pet. The amount of anaesthetic and pain medication administered are always based on weight, so please give us a call and tell us a bit about your pet.