Among the many responsibilities of pet ownership, the choice of spaying and neutering holds a crucial place. This medical procedure involves the removal of reproductive organs, bringing along numerous health and behavioural benefits. Our team ensures the utmost comfort and pain prevention by administering general anesthesia during the procedure. If you are interested in booking an appointment, call us at 902-468-7387.
What is spaying and neutering?
Spaying refers to the removal of the ovaries and uterus in female pets, while neutering involves removing the testicles in male pets. These procedures not only prevent unwanted litters but also offer numerous health benefits for your pet.
What are the benefits of spaying or neutering my cat or dog?
Spaying and neutering your pet offers numerous benefits, positively impacting their health and behaviour. These procedures eliminate the risk of certain reproductive disorders, prevent unwanted litters, and reduce aggressive behaviours and roaming tendencies. Your pet is likely to exhibit a calmer demeanour, and you'll enjoy long-term cost savings on potential medical expenses. By spaying or neutering, you also contribute to responsible pet population control.
When is the best age to spay or neuter my pet?
The best age to spay or neuter your pet can vary based on factors such as size, breed, and health status. Generally, most veterinarians recommend spaying or neutering around 6 months of age. However, for larger dog breeds, delayed spaying or neutering may be beneficial to allow for proper growth and development. On the other hand, smaller dog breeds and cats may undergo the procedure at a younger age. Your pet's behaviour, lifestyle, and exposure to intact animals should also be considered when making this decision. Our team will assess all these factors and provide personalized recommendations to ensure optimal timing for spaying or neutering.