Animal Spaying and Neutering: The Myths

Your cat or dog is much more than an animal. They are your companion and best friend.


The choice to spay or neuter your pet is healthy, beneficial and necessary. This procedure curbs unwanted behaviour and prevents disease.

We are here to debunk the myths about spaying and neutering. Education goes a long way in preventing unwanted litters and homeless animals. Our Toronto spay and neuter clinic has advice for any new pet owner to consider.


Myths about spaying and neutering
There are too many misconceptions about this quick and easy surgery. Here are a few myths about spaying and neutering:
  • It is painful: False.
Our spay and neuter clinic in Toronto uses anaesthetics, compassion and experience to curb pain. Medication is also provided after the surgery at Brimley-Lawrence Animal Clinic.
  • The surgery is unsafe: False.

Spaying and neutering is a very common procedure with a high success rate. Thanks to modern technology and veterinary medicine, the surgery is safe. Veterinarians care about your fluffy companion. The surgery is harmless and the care is thorough.

  • My pet will hate me: False.

Spaying and neutering will curb unwanted habits like mounting, barking and more. Your cat or dog will likely be more affectionate, friendly and calm. This will also tame roaming in feline companions.

  • It is too expensive: False.

Spaying and neutering is very affordable whether you opt for the private or public program. Brimley-Lawrence Animal Clinic’s private program is feasible, comprehensive and fast. Remember: litters cost more.

  • The wait list is long: False.

The wait list is long for the public program. By opting for private service at our animal clinic in Scarborough, you will have the added benefit of a speedy service and compassionate care from our spay and neuter services compared to the government spay and neuter program. Call us to book your appointment and we can get your pet in for spaying or neutering as soon as the following day!

  • I am preventing natural life: False.

Spaying and neutering ensures there is not an overpopulation of cats and dogs. Many puppies and kittens do not end up in the right homes or are not cared for by the right people.

  • I can find the litter a home: False.
You might be able to find new owners but what if they are neglectful? Not every person is a good pet owner. Promote animal rights and proper treatment by preventing overpopulation.

Spaying and neutering your dog or cat isn’t so scary. This surgery is safe, simple and healthy. It offers a plethora of benefits for both you and your family.

Our professional team of veterinarians at our spay and neuter clinic in Toronto is proud to offer a safe and affordable spay and neuter program for your beloved pets. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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