Canine Spay and Neuter Services Back
Pets can be spayed or neutered once they have reached approximately six months of age. These procedures require general anesthesia and monitoring during surgery Each patient receives supportive care such as intravenous fluid therapy, warm blankets and medications for pain control while in our hospital by our animal loving veterinarians and registered veterinarian technicians. After the surgery, we ensure that you receive complete care instructions and post-operative pain medications by one of our registered veterinary technicians. We will happily answer all your queries before and after the surgery.
For female pets, the spay procedure involves removing both ovaries and uterus, and is alled an ovariohysterectomy.
Benefits of Spaying your pet
- decrease risk of mammary cancer due to high prevalence in intact females
- prevention of uterine infection known as pyometra
- elimination of false pregnancy following estrus due to hormone fluctuations
- avoid unwanted pregnancy
For male pets, the procedure involves removing the testicles.
Benefits of Neutering your pet
- decrease risk of prostatic cancer due to high prevalence in intact males
- decrease chance of developing perineal hernias
- reduce/eliminate undesirable behaviours such as mounting, spraying, fighting and roaming
Importance of spaying/neutering my dog
It is really important to spay or neuter your pet as it will not only give them a healthier life but will also benefit your household. By doing this, you also help the community by preventing unexpected pregnancies. You will also reduce the chance of more animals being sent to shelters.
Cost to spay/neuter a dog
Please give us a call at Bickford Vet to get a consultation and discuss the cost of the procedure. Each dog is different and the cost is dependent upon age, weight and health of your pet.