05/08/2017 0 Comments
Spay and Neuter Your Pet at a Veterinary Clinic for a Safe and Quick Procedure!
Have you made the decision to spay and neuter your beloved pet? If you are still on the fence about the idea, you should reconsider your options. Spaying and neutering your cat or dog could have significant impacts on their health and behaviour.
Why should I spay and neuter my pet?
As you may already know, spaying and neutering your pets has many benefits. It helps prevent pet overpopulation. In terms of health benefits, it increases the life span of your pet while also reducing the risk of cancers and other diseases.
Your pet is also less likely to exhibit behavioural problems. For instance, it will inhibit its desire to roam. Did you know that a dog that has not been spayed and neutered can attract unwanted wildlife to your neighborhood? For example, coyotes are attracted to, and can mate with, domestic dogs.
All around, getting your pet sterilized will significantly change your relationship with your furry friend for the better.
Where should I go to get my pet spayed and neutered?
Once you made up your mind, you have to decide who you trust to perform the procedures on your companion. You could go with our local vet clinics or a governmental facility like the Ontario SPCA. Going with a veterinarian would be the best option for your pet, and our teams at Brimley-Lawrence and Bellamy-Lawrence provide affordable spay and neuter services for pet owners in Toronto and Markham.
Spaying and neutering your pet at our vet clinics means no waiting list. In fact, the Ontario SPCA has a one week waiting list for cats, a one-to-two week wait for small dogs and a four-to-five months wait time for big dogs.
You should also consider our Toronto spay and neuter clinics if your cat or your dog has any allergies. The Ontario SPCA does not accept animals with allergies. Animals must be aged between 4 months and 5 years. They must also meet some health requirements and have a healthy weight.
When should I get it done?
The decision to sterilize your pet is one that should be made early. Veterinarians suggest you have the procedures done within the first 6 months of your pet's life. By being waitlisted at a governmental facility, your companion could be neutered and spayed in a less than ideal time frame.
Some studies show that neutering a male pet early is good because it is less likely to develop "male" behaviours. Spaying a female pet early is less controversial than neutering but by preventing the first heat, it nearly eliminates the risk of breast cancer.
Brimley-Lawrence Animal Clinic and Bellamy-Lawrence Animal Hospital have teams of veterinarians who are experienced in carrying out spay and neuter procedures. Our clinics are conveniently located for residents of Toronto, Markham and Scarborough.
Visit us online to learn more about the procedures or contact our friendly and helpful staff at 416-266-9380 to make an appointment today!