Spay and Neutering for Pets
Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures that prevent your pet from reproducing. These procedures help reduce the stray population and the strain on shelters. It has been proven in various studies that spay and neuter surgery can have health benefits for your pet and extend their life. These are routine procedures that we perform on our patients.
What is spaying and neutering?
Neutering is the removal of a male pet’s testicles. Spaying removes the female pet’s ovaries and uterus. By removing these organs, your pet is unable to become pregnant or impregnate another pet. Both surgeries limit the possibility of your furry friend developing uterine infections, ovarian or prostate cancer. Another benefit to having the surgery is your pet’s behaviours will improve as there is no heat cycle. This means that pets are less likely to stray, become aggressive, fight or spray your furniture to mark territory. To limit your visits to the clinic we can also perform other procedures like dental cleaning or microchipping during spay and neuter surgery. We recommend both surgeries when the patient is young. To schedule your furry friend’s spay or neuter surgery, call 403.637.3928.
Does my pet feel pain during spay or neuter surgery?
We administer general anesthesia, which puts your pet in a deep sleep so they don’t feel any pain. Once surgery has ended, it is normal for your furry friend to feel sore as the anesthesia wears off. To make recovery easier for them we prescribe pain medications to be administered at home.
How can I care for my pet after spay or neuter surgery?
As your pet heals from surgery they may need extra love and gentle care to make it easier. We recommend administering their medications on time and in the right doses to help them heal faster. You should ensure they are eating properly and remain hydrated. Watch them closely so they don’t lick or scratch their surgical wound as this may cause infection. Keep them relaxed, no running or jumping for about a week, and always lookout for abnormal behaviour. Our team will inform you of any signs that may indicate a postoperative complication. If you see any of these signs, we strongly advise you to reach out to us.