Did you know spaying and neutering can minimize behaviour issues in cats and dogs? The procedures can also add years to your pet’s life and make them healthier. If those are not convincing enough reasons, spaying and neutering can reduce the risk of uterine and breast cancer in female pets and prostate cancer in male animals. It also helps control the population of dogs and cats, who sadly end up being euthanized if they can’t find homes. The number of such incidents is very high. Our experienced veterinarians have routinely performed spay and neuter surgeries. To book your appointment, feel free to call us at 306-545-7211.
At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 7 months of age. Your pet is given an exam before surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Some larger breeds of dogs are recommended to wait until they are older before being spayed/neutered. This is to allow for full bone growth as this may prevent some orthopedic problems later in life.
Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?
No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However, as stated above, having your pet spayed or neutered has plenty of benefits. More advantages include decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighbourhood, and helping prevent urine spraying and marking.
Are there side effects to spaying and neutering pets?
There are no adverse side effects to spaying and neutering. Pets can show side effects from the surgical incision, such as redness and pus-filled wounds. If such side effects occur, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.