By spaying or neutering your dog or cat, you’re not only ensuring they don’t have unexpected pregnancies but you’re increasing their expectancy. Dogs and cats who’ve had the procedure are less susceptible to reproductive diseases like uterine infections, enlarged prostate glands and testicular cancer.
Will the procedure change my dog or cat’s personality?
The procedure will not alter your dog or cat’s personality or temperament. However, you may notice notices changes in behaviours associated with reproduction, like humping or roaming. By spaying your female cat or dog, you no longer have to worry about her going into heat. This means an end to periods in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. Neutering will reduce or eliminate behaviours like roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying in males. Both procedures help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more of them out of shelters.
What’s the difference between spaying and neutering?
Spaying involves removing the ovaries and uterus whereas neutering involves removing the testicles. Both require surgical procedures that your dog or cat will need to be under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your dog or cat’s vital signs throughout the procedure to help ensure their safety.
What safety protocols do you follow during procedures?
During your dog or cat’s procedure, we follow a strict surgery protocol that’s consistent with the surgeries we perform at our clinic. Surgeries are performed by a veterinarian while our veterinary technicians closely monitor vitals to ensure there aren’t any sudden changes in your dog or cat’s health status. Particularly when they’re put under anesthesia, we continually assess their heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs to help prevent any anesthetic risk. Even before the procedure, we perform bloodwork to ensure your dog or cat’s body will respond well to the anesthetic. If you have questions about our surgery protocol, please contact us at 613-247-0013.