Spaying and neutering can have major benefits for your pet, including reducing the risk of several diseases and preventing your pet from reproducing. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to schedule the procedure, please call us so we can discuss your concerns at 519-941-2275.
Why should my pet have a procedure?
By spaying your female pet, you're protecting her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. It also means avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. By neutering your pet, you're reducing or eliminating his 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, both procedures will help control the pet overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.
What is the difference between spaying and neutering?
Spaying or neutering your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents pets from becoming pregnant or reproducing, can help them live longer, healthier lives. Spaying involves removing the ovaries and uterus, whereas neutering involves removing the testicles. Since both are surgical procedures, they need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. Throughout the procedures, we follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet's vital signs to ensure their safety.