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Spay and Neutering for Pets

Spaying or neutering your pet helps control the population by preventing unwanted or unplanned litters. It can help prevent certain cancers, pyometra in females, and may have behavioural benefits such as lessening aggression and hyperactivity.

What does neutering/spaying do to a dog or cat?

Spaying or neutering is the removal of sex organs. Spaying removes a female’s uterus and ovaries, and neutering removes a male’s testicles.

How old should a dog or cat be before they are neutered/spayed?

Typically, we recommend spaying or neutering at about 6 months of age. Some veterinarians will recommend delaying neutering in larger breed dogs, but it is important to discuss this with your vet.


What are the benefits of spaying/neutering your pet?

Benefits include:

  • The reduction of hormone related behavior problems such as roaming, marking territory, behaviour changes and aggression.
  • The prevention of unwanted litters and risks associated with pregnancy such as Caesarian Sections.
  • The prevention of uterine, ovarian, and mammary gland (breast) cancers in females and testicular or prostate cancer in males.
  • The prevention of pyometra, a life threatening infection in the uterus.
  • The prevention of annoying heat cycles.

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Last Updated: January 28, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

- Your dedicated team at Tantallon Veterinary Hospital