Spaying and neutering are a type of surgery that can prolong your pet’s life. Spaying is performed on female pets whereby the ovaries and uterus are removed, preventing them from reproducing. During neuter surgery, we remove the male reproductive organs, which prevents them from impregnating other pets. Our team recommends the procedure around the time when pets are 6-months-old, but they can always have the procedure done when they are older. To learn more, please contact us at
Is the procedure painful for my pet?
Spaying and neutering are general surgeries that require anesthesia. This means your pet will be unconscious for the procedure and won’t feel anything. Once the anesthesia wears off, our team will prescribe pain medication to keep your pet comfortable during recovery.
Why should I consider the procedure for my pet?
Spay and neuter surgery are not only beneficial for preventing pregnancy, they also have the following benefits:
- Prevents your pet from developing infections and cancer. Pets who don’t have the procedure can develop uterine infections, as well as mammary, prostate and testicular cancer.
- Reduces or prevents certain behaviours in your pet. When pets are in heat, they spray furniture, hump people and objects, become aggressive towards other animals, and roam their surroundings looking to mate.
How long will it take for my pet to heal?
It will take your pet approximately 10-14 days to recover from the procedure. While healing, your pet shouldn’t be allowed to scratch or lick the surgery wound as this can lead to irritation and infections. It’s also important to follow post-op care instructions and administer their medication as directed.