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Spaying and Neutering for Pets

Surgical procedures that help control the pet population and reduces the risk of various cancers.

For some pet owners having one loyal companion is enough. When cats and dogs have litter there's no way to predict how many puppies or kittens they will have. Spay and neuter surgery is used to sterilize pets, which in turn has many benefits for them. If you would like to discuss spay or neuter surgery for your pet, reach out to us at 780-428-8802.

Will the procedure affect my pet's personality?

Spay and neuter surgery will only change naughty behaviours in your pet which are usually unwanted. Your pet will still be loving towards you. The surgery will prevent them from becoming aggressive, spraying furniture, stop them from humping objects and will eliminate their long mating calls. Another common myth is that surgery will cause weight gain, which isn't true. With proper nutrition and exercise your pet will stay at a healthy weight.

What is the difference between spay and neuter surgery?

Both surgeries are performed on cats and dogs alike. The main difference is spay surgery is performed on female pets and neutering is for male pets. During neuter surgery, both testicles are removed through an incision near the scrotum. For spay surgery, the veterinarian will make a tiny cut on the female pet's abdomen to remove the uterus and ovaries.

Why should my pet have the spay or neuter surgery?

There are many benefits to having the procedure including:

  1. Preventing unwanted pregnancies
  2. Reducing stray population and overcrowding in shelters
  3. Prolonging your pet's life
  4. Preventing mammary tumours, prostate, and uterine cancers
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