Spaying and neutering is on the To Do List of mindful pet parents everywhere. These procedures prevent your pet from producing their own offspring. They are a direct way for owners to help with the issues of overpopulation and overwhelmed rescue shelters in our community and the rest of the world. They also provide several health benefits for pets. Give us a call at 807-939-2616 for more details on our spay and neuter services.
When should I spay or neuter my pet?
Ideally, pets should be spayed/neutered when they are 6 months old. This procedure should be done before they reach their mating or adolescent age.
What is the difference between spaying and neutering?
Spaying is the procedure on female pets. It involves surgically removing the ovaries and the uterus. Neutering is done on male pets and is the removal of both testes.
What are the health benefits of spaying and neutering?
In general, pets who have the procedures live longer and healthier lives. In female pets it prevents uterine infections, minimizes risk for ovarian and breast cancer, and improves their overall mood. In male pets, the procedure reduces the risk of prostate cancer, enlarged prostate glands and aggressive behaviours like roaming and spraying.