Spaying is the procedure of removing the ovaries and uterus in female animals, whereas neutering refers to the surgical removal of the testicles in male animals. Spayed animals don’t experience heat cycles, and it also prevents them from terminal illnesses like bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. Neutering also eliminates the risk of prostate cancer and reduces prostate diseases. If you have any concerns about the procedures or have difficulty making a decision, don’t hesitate to call us at 902-562-5551.
At what age should cats and dogs be spayed/neutered?
The Canadian Medical Veterinary Association recommends that dogs and cats be spayed/neutered before reaching sexual maturity. This means dogs and cats can undergo the procedure when they are between 6 to 16-weeks-old.
Is the surgical procedure risky?
Spaying and neutering are some of the most commonly conducted procedures in veterinary medicine. You can rest assured that our experienced veterinarians are skilled at these operations. We perform a physical examination and run blood tests before the procedure to ensure your pet doesn’t have any underlying illnesses that might hinder the process or the anesthesia. During the procedure, your loyal companion is also looked after by a skilled veterinary technician who monitors their vitals to ensure their safety.
Is it true that spaying and neutering can cause personality changes in dogs?
No, there is no scientific backing to support this claim. This misconception should not deter pet parents from spaying and neutering their dogs. Spaying and neutering have several health benefits, including preventing terminal diseases like cancer.