Unexpected pet pregnancies can be expensive for owners, contribute to overcrowding in shelters, and increase the stray pet population. For this reason, we offer spay and neuter surgeries to reduce the number of abandoned cats and dogs in our community. The surgery can be performed when your pet is at least 6-months-old.
What happens during the procedure?
Spaying - which involves removing the ovaries and uterus - prevents female pets from becoming pregnant. The surgeon will make an incision on the abdomen to take out the reproductive organs.
For neuter surgery, the veterinarian makes a small incision near the scrotum. The testicles are removed, which stop them from producing sperm.
Is the surgery painful?
All our surgical procedures are performed under general anesthesia to ensure a safe procedure. Once the anesthesia wears off, your pet will be prescribed pain medication to keep them comfortable during recovery. To discuss the procedure for your pet, call us at 780-967-2967.
What happens if my pet isn't spayed or neutered?
Pet owners mainly opt for the surgery to prevent their pets from having their own offspring, but there are other benefits that many people aren't aware of. If your pet doesn't have the surgery, they are at risk of developing cancers and bad behaviours that put themselves and others at harm. Without the surgery, females can develop mammary tumours and ovarian cancer. Male pets who aren't neutered can develop testicular and prostate cancer as they get older.