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Spaying and Neutering in Scarborough

When it comes to your furry friend, spaying and neutering is just one way to support their health for years to come and prevent the stress of an unwanted pregnancy. At Bellamy-Lawrence Animal Hospital, we proudly provide skilled and knowledgeable spay and neuter services. Whether you have a young puppy or an older cat, we’re prepared to use our experience to give your furry companion the care they deserve.

We understand that finding a veterinarian you can trust for a surgical procedure can be stressful, and we are committed to creating an environment where you feel both comfortable and confident. You can trust our team to be by your side throughout the process, from consultation to recovery. If you’re looking for a quality veterinarian in Scarborough for spay and neuter services, you can count on our team. Contact us to schedule your appointment today!

What Is Spaying and Neutering?

Spaying and neutering are surgeries that sterilize your cat or dog, also commonly referred to as fixing your pet. Spaying involves the removal of the uterus and ovaries for female pets, while neutering involves the removal of testicles for male pets. The right time to sterilize your pet depends on factors such as their breed and current health condition, but we generally recommend getting your pet fixed as soon as possible. The earlier you spay or neuter, the more likely you are to enjoy benefits such as:

Preventing Unwanted Pregnancy:

Cats and dogs can have litters of 4-8 babies that will all need a home and are a big commitment to care for before they can leave their mother. Even if your pet doesn’t spend a lot of time outdoors or interacting with other animals, pets who can breed are more likely to try to escape in search of a mate. Certain breeds are also at higher risk of complications during pregnancy, meaning it should not be taken lightly.

Reducing Health Risks:

Spaying eliminates the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer and significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer. Neutering removes the risk of testicular cancer. In general, fixed pets also live longer than unfixed pets.

Decreasing Behavioral Issues:

The longer your pet goes without being fixed, the more likely they are to form behavioral issues. Unfixed male pets are especially prone to problems like marking and aggression once they reach adolescence. If done early enough, fixing reduces the likelihood of these behavioral issues.

Our Spay and Neuter Process

We begin our process with a consultation. For kittens and puppies, this can be included in a new pet examination. For pets over three years old, we recommend a consultation to confirm that your pet is healthy enough to undergo surgery. This appointment may include an examination, taking blood tests, and getting an overall history of your pet’s health. We’re also happy to answer all your questions about the procedure so you know that your pet is in skilled hands.

You will drop our pet off at our office on the day of spay or neuter surgery. We understand that surgery can be stressful for you and your pet, and we are committed to creating a relaxing and comforting environment. During the procedure, your pet will be comfortably anesthetized and closely monitored by our veterinary staff. When surgery is complete, we will give you a call to inform you of how it went and when you can come in to pick up your companion. In most cases, you’ll be able to pick up your pet on the same day.

In addition, it’s important to monitor your pet’s behaviour in the first 48 hours following the operation. If you notice discharge, bleeding or an unpleasant odour coming from the incision site, contact us immediately. Our clinic is open seven days a week to ensure your pet receives the care they need.

How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

You can trust that our team will take the time to discuss aftercare and provide written instructions to help manage your pet’s discomfort in the days following spay or neuter surgery. To further support their recovery, we will prescribe pain medication and provide a cone or collar for your pet to wear. If you don’t desire a collar, we can also offer a medical jersey that covers up the surgical area to keep your pet from licking the site.

Your pet’s recovery is just as important as the procedure itself. To help them recover quickly, they will require your care and attention. They need to be able to get as much rest as possible and avoid irritating the surgical site. Our veterinarians are also happy to answer any questions or address any concerns during recovery. To help your pet stay comfortable and avoid complications, you should:

  • Create a quiet area away from other animals so your pet can rest and relax
  • Regularly check the surgical site for signs of infection, such as redness and swelling
  • Stop your pet from biting or licking at their incisions
  • Keep your pet from strenuous activities like running and jumping

Pets’ Spay and Neuter Services in Scarborough

The decision to spay or neuter your pet can lead to a longer, healthier, and happier life for them. You deserve a veterinarian you can trust to provide spaying and neutering in Scarborough. At Bellamy-Lawrence Animal Hospital, you can find just that. We are passionate about caring for your pet’s long-term health with skilled services and an experienced hand. Take the first step by scheduling your consultation today!