Spaying and neutering can have major benefits for your pet, including lowering or preventing the risk of several diseases and types of cancer. In addition, spaying and neutering help control the pet population by reducing the number of unwanted pets. Depending on your pet's age and overall health, we'll do the procedure at a time that ensures their safety and minimizes risks.
What are spaying and neutering?
Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures that require your pet to be put under anesthesia. The procedure is much less expensive than feeding and caring for litters of unwanted puppies or kittens or dealing with potential pregnancy complications. Neutering involves removing the testicles, while spaying is the removal of the ovaries and uterus. During the procedure, we follow strict protocols, continually monitoring your pet's vital signs to help ensure their safety. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to spay your pet, please call us at (416) 231-9293 so we can discuss your concerns.
Why should I allow my pet to have the procedure?
Spaying prevents female pets from becoming pregnant and male pets from reproducing and can help them live longer healthier lives. Spaying or neutering will not change your pet's personality. Female pets are protected against potentially deadly diseases like bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. Since they'll no longer go into heat, you won't need to worry about your dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. By neutering your pet, you're reducing or eliminating their risk for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behaviour, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying. In addition, the procedure also controls the pet overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.