Spay and Neutering for Pets
Spaying or neutering your pet can be beneficial for their overall well-being. The procedure helps limit your pet’s ability to reproduce as well as lessen the risk of life-altering diseases. The decision to spay/neuter your pet is one our team is happy to support you with. To set up an appointment to have your pet spayed/neutered or to learn more about this procedure, please call 604-824-5848.
Why should I spay or neuter my pet?
Female pets are unable to become pregnant after being spayed, restricting their ability to reproduce. Pregnancy can be physically demanding for female pets, especially when research shows most cat pregnancies are unintended. Taking care of an unexpected litter of puppies or kittens can be time-consuming and expensive for pet owners. After being neutered, male pets will no longer be able to impregnate their female counterparts.
Besides preventing pets from reproducing, are there other benefits?
Pets who are spayed/neutered tend to live longer lives. Behaviour changes, like humping and aggression in dogs or pacing/crying in cats, will end since your pet will longer have a heat cycle. The procedure can potentially protect your pet from life-threatening diseases like bacterial infections, reproductive-related diseases, sexually transmitted diseases and various types of cancer. It can also reduce pet overpopulation and limit the amount of unwanted pets that end up in shelters.
How does the spaying or neutering procedure work?
During surgery, your pet’s ovaries/uterus or testicles will be removed. Your pet will need to be under general anesthesia for the procedure to help ease pain and discomfort. Some pet owners might have some anxieties around their furry friends having anesthesia. Before the procedure, we run tests to ensure there will be no complications with anesthesia. Our team of veterinarians closely monitors your pet during surgery to ensure their safety. If you would like to schedule this procedure for your pet or have any questions/concerns, our veterinarians would be happy to assist you at 604-824-5848.