Spaying and neutering are preventative procedures that can give your pet the best quality of life and make it easier to care for them. At Kingston Road Animal Hospital, all our spay and neuter operations are done with care and diligence, following the highest surgical standards. Pets can go home the same day and usually return to their normal behaviour within 24 hours. Plus, with our extended hours, you can come in after work to pick them up.
What is spaying/neutering?
These are procedures performed on pets to prevent them from having or fathering offspring. A spay surgery is performed on female pets; we remove the ovaries and uterus by making an incision on the abdomen. Neuter surgery involves removing the testicles from male pets.
When should I spay or neuter my pet?
Cats and dogs can be spayed or neutered as early as 6-months-old. At this age, your pet is more developed and will want to reproduce. The operation can still be performed later if the veterinarian deems your pet a good candidate for the surgery. If you have any questions about your pet’s procedure, don’t hesitate to contact us at 416-690-0625.
Why is the procedure recommended for pets?
As experts in veterinary medicine, we know the risks pets face when they aren’t spayed or neutered. Here are some reasons why we recommend the procedure:
- To prevent unwanted pregnancies; In some cases, a litter can include up to 12 puppies or kittens which can be overwhelming for pets and their owners
- Reduce bacterial infections
- Reduce undesirable behaviour such as aggressiveness, roaming, humping objects, or spraying furniture
- Prevents your pet from developing prostate or mammary cancer