Spaying and neutering your pet is good not only for them but also for you and the larger community as well. Preventing a litter is the most common reason pet parents have when making the decision. Spaying and neutering has proven health benefits for your pet including reduced risk of cancers and tumours. It also helps reduce the burden of unwanted/lost pets in animal shelters already burdened with overpopulation.
What is the difference between spaying and neutering?
Spaying is the procedure of removing the reproductive organs (ovaries and uterus) in female pets. Neutering is the term used to describe the removal of reproductive organs (testicles) in male pets.
What are the benefits of spaying/neutering?
Spaying and neutering are procedures proven to have behavioural and health benefits in pets. Some benefits include:
- Reduced chance of developing certain cancers, urinary infections and complications to the reproductive organs
- Reduced violent behaviour especially in male pets as neutering reduces testosterone levels
- Preventing heat cycles in female pets
When should I get my pet spayed or neutered?
Puppies and kittens can be spayed or neutered as young as 8-weeks-old. Adult dogs and cats can undergo the procedure, but age increases the risk of post-operative complications. Call us at 905-827-4100 to book a consultation with our veterinarians to learn more about the procedure.