Spaying and Neutering
Neutering and spaying is an important part of being a dog owner. It not only helps to prevent overpopulation of dogs, but it also leads to many health and behavioural benefits.
What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?
Neutering a male is the surgical process of removing their testicles. Spaying a female is the surgical process of removing their ovaries and uterus (ovariohysterectomy) or just their ovaries (ovariectomy). These surgeries prevent your pets from having unwanted litters.
Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?
Neutering/spaying animals not only helps to prevent unwanted litters, but it also decreases the risk for the development of some health conditions. Neutering reduces prostate problems in dogs as well as eliminates the risk of testicular cancer. In general, neutered dogs are calmer and are less likely to roam and get in fights. Spaying eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer as well as a pyometra (infection of the uterus). It also reduces the risk of mammary cancer if done before their 2nd heat cycle.
How old should a dog be before they are neutered/spayed?
Every animal is different, and therefore the most appropriate age for their spay/neuter should be discussed with your veterinarian. In general, they should be at least 6 months old.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
For pricing, please contact the clinic and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.