Although spays and neuters are elective surgeries, they are highly recommended if your pet is not a breeding animal. It takes a lot of time and money to care for litters as your cat and dog can have multiples each time they procreate. Once your feline or canine friend starts their heat cycle they are at risk of developing various diseases and are more likely to display unwanted behaviours like aggressiveness, spraying furniture or humping objects.
What is spaying and neutering?
Spaying is performed on female patients. It involves removing the ovaries and the uterus of a cat or dog. Neutering is for males and removes both testicles. At Pembroke Animal Hospital we perform these procedures using laser surgery. This method offers precision and an easier recovery for the patient. To learn more about spay or neuter surgery please reach out to us at 613-732-3641.
Will the surgery make my dog or cat live longer?
Yes, both spay and neuter surgery can potentially give your loyal companion longevity. Felines and canines who have not received the surgery are likely to develop various diseases that threaten their life. By removing the reproductive organs, you protect your cat or dog from sexually transmitted diseases, uterine infections, testicular, mammary and prostate cancer. Cats and dogs that have been spayed or neutered are at lower risk of roaming the streets in search of a mate, reducing their exposure to potential dangers, viruses, and conflicts.
When can my cat or dog have the surgery?
The surgery is recommended before the reproductive organs are fully developed which is when your cat or dog goes into heat. Dogs can have the surgery when they are 6 months old and cats can be spayed or neutered at 5 months old. Even after this age, your loyal companion can still have the surgery if they are healthy.