Spaying and neutering your dog has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents female animals from becoming pregnant and reproducing, can help your dog live a longer, healthier life. Neutering your pet will help control the dog overpopulation problem caused by unplanned or poorly planned matings, keeping more animals out of shelters. Spaying and neutering will not negatively change your dog’s personality.
If you are struggling with the decision of whether to spay or neuter your pet, one of our team members would be happy to chat with you regarding your concerns.
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What is neutering/spaying?
Spaying, which involves removing the ovaries and uterus, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. Neutering, which involves removing the testicles, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure his safety.
Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?
By spaying your female dog, you’re protecting her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases and several types of cancer. You also won’t have to worry about her going into heat. This means avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in female dogs.
Neutering your dog has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents male animals from reproducing, can help your dog live a longer, healthier life. Neutering will not negatively change your dog’s personality. By neutering your dog, 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 marking.
How old should a dog be before they are neutered/spayed?
The best age for these procedures can vary depending on the size or breed of the pup. Usually, we recommend six months of age and sometimes later for larger breed dogs. Your veterinarian will be happy to discuss what is best for your pup.