Toronto Spay Neuter Clinic

Brimley-Lawrence Animal Clinic: A Trusted Spay and Neuter Clinic in Toronto

A Spay/Neuter Clinic Toronto Residents Can Rely On!
We know it’s hard to see pets in pain, so the decision to spay or neuter your pet can be difficult. But, like immunizations for your children, at the spay and neuter clinic in Toronto these procedures cause a small amount of short-term pain to prevent more dangerous 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. Don’t put your pet at risk of having unwanted offspring.

Caring for Your Pet Post-Surgery
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 fully recover from spaying or neutering procedures.

  • 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 overfeed 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. Also, if you notice discharge, a foul odour, or bleeding at the incision site, contact your vet.

Schedule an Appointment Today
If you have a pet that needs to be spayed or neutered, schedule an appointment any day of the week at Brimley-Lawrence Animal Clinic. At the Toronto spay and neuter clinic, residents can count on our veterinary care. Call today at 416-266-9380.