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Spay and Neutering for Pets

Spay and neutering not only alters your pet’s ability to reproduce but helps prolong their life as well. Studies show that pets who are spayed or neutered tend to live longer lives than ones who are not. This is because they are less likely to develop cancers of the reproductive organs. If you’re interested in having your pet spayed or neutered, please contact us at 416.941.8920.

What are the health benefits of the procedure?

Pets who aren’t spayed or neutered have a higher risk of developing cancers of the reproductive organs. For example, female pets have a greater chance of developing uterine or mammary gland cancer if they are not spayed. Male pets are more likely to develop testicular cancer if they are not neutered. Pregnancy can be especially difficult on female pet’s bodies so removing their ability to reproduce removes any potential strain. Studies also show pets who’ve had the procedure tend to live longer lives.

What happens during a spay or neuter procedure?

Your pet’s surgery will take place in one of our surgical suites. As an anxiety-free practice, we want to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible. For your female pet, we make an incision in the abdomen to remove their uterus, ovaries and fallopian tube. This removes their ability to reproduce and also minimizes any typical behaviour they might have experienced while in heat. For male pets, their testicles are removed. This stops their ability to impregnate and limits instinctual breeding behaviours like humping.

Is it safe to spay or neuter my pet?

We do our best to mitigate any risks associated with the procedure by following comprehensive surgical protocols. For example, since your pet will be under general anesthesia, we do pre-surgery testing to ensure your pet will react well to the medicine. Also, we have a dedicated team of veterinary technical assistants who will monitor your pet’s vitals throughout the procedure to ensure they are responding well.

Last updated: January 19, 2022.

Due to the shortage of staff at the clinic this week, we have special operating hours.

Wednesday, Jan 19 – 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm
Thursday, Jan 20 – 8:30 until 2:30 pm
Friday, Jan 21 – 8:00 am at 4:00 pm

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • We are operating under a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • We require a 24 hr cancellation notice for appointments during this time. A cancellation fee will be applied otherwise.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home).
  • Parking is available in our parking lot (behind the clinic) as well as on the street.
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Bay Cat & Dog Hospital