We perform the majority of our puppy spay and neuter procedures at 6 months of age, unless there is a specific health reason to delay the procedure in your pet. The veterinarian will assess your puppy at their monthly puppy exams and you will have lots of opportunities to discuss what is best for your pet.
Please feel free to contact us for an appointment, or if you are struggling with the decision of whether to spay or neuter your puppy.
Spaying your puppy has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents female animals from becoming pregnant and reproducing, can help your dog, (cat, rabbit or ferret) live a longer, healthier life.
By spaying your female puppy, you’re protecting her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infection of the uterus (pyometra), 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. In addition, spaying your pet will help control the dog overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.
Visit our SPAYING page for more information.
Neutering your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents male animals from reproducing, can help your dog, (cat, rabbit or guinea pig) live a longer, healthier life.
By neutering your pet, you’re reducing or eliminating his risk for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate certain behaviours, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying. In addition, neutering your pet will help control the dog overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.
Visit our NEUTERING page for more information.