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A Trusted Spay and Neuter Clinic in Toronto

Spay and Neuter Clinic for the Scarborough, Markham & Toronto Area

Deciding whether or not to spay or neuter your pet is a big choice to make. However, if you don’t plan on breeding, it is a decision that needs to be made early on (usually within the first 6 months of your pet’s life). At Brimley-Lawrence Animal Clinic in Scarborough, our experienced veterinarians have carried out many spay and neuter procedures successfully, and are well-aware of the benefits that come with it, including the prevention of dangerous health consequences down the road.

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet
The benefits of spaying and neutering far outweigh the drawbacks.

  • Better behaviour: Your pets won’t be frustrated by having to resist the instinct to mate. Male pets are less aggressive (and less likely to bite), female pets won’t be subject to messy heat cycles, and both genders will have less desire to roam far from home.
  • Decreased risk of cancer: Unaltered pets have a greater risk of developing reproductive cancer, which is fatal in 50% of dogs and 90% of cats.
  • Increased lifespan: “Fixed” dogs live an average of 1-3 years longer than unaltered dogs. Fixed cats live 3-5 years longer than their unaltered counterparts.
  • Reduced number of unwanted pets: There are countless homeless pets in Canada. About half of the unwanted pets in shelters are adopted; the rest are put down.

Caring for Your Pet Post-Surgery
Successfully putting your pet through the spaying or neutering process is a huge step in assuring a better quality of life. However, you need to also make sure you properly care for them after the surgery is performed, in order for your pet to quickly and painlessly recover. Be sure to follow any specific instructions your vet gives you about your pet’s care. Here are a few tips to help your pet get back on its feet:

  • Medication: If your pet was given pain medication at the clinic, follow the administration instructions on the label carefully. Do not give your pet any human medication.
  • Food: Give your pet a normal helping of food per your vet’s instructions. Don’t over feed him or her.
  • Make sure your pet’s sleeping area is clean and dry so it doesn’t cause infection.
  • Activity: Limit your pet’s activity to short walks for about 2 weeks after surgery. This avoids opening the incision and causing infection or pain.
  • Bath: Keep your pet as dry as possible for 2 weeks after surgery to avoid infection. Do not let your pet lick the incision area. If necessary, ask for a cone-shaped collar for your pet to keep him or her from opening the incision.

If your pet exhibits odd behaviour after the first 48 hours, such as sluggishness, lack of appetite, failure to urinate, or decreased mobility, contact your vet immediately – especially, if you notice discharge, a foul odour, or bleeding at the incision site.

A Sterilized and Safe Spay & Neuter Clinic for Residents of Toronto, Markham, Scarborough and Surrounding Areas

If you are a resident of the above regions, as well as their wide surrounding areas, and have a pet that needs to be spayed or neutered, schedule an appointment any day of the week at Brimley-Lawrence Animal Clinic. Our vets use up-to-date equipment and techniques, and will explain the entire process to you in detail, so you can be sure your pet is in great hands!