SPAY AND NEUTER
Are you unsure whether spaying/neutering is right for your furry friend? We understand your concern, but this treatment comes with many advantages. What’s more, it will even make your pet better off in the long run; you can count on the experience of a trusted Toronto spay and neuter clinic. It is beneficial for your animal because it:
Improves behaviour If unneutered males can’t breed with a female counterpart, they can end up becoming frustrated and aggressive.
Prevents reproductive cancer Spayed and neutered dogs and cats aren’t at risk of getting mammary or testicular cancer.
Increases lifespan Once dogs are treated, their life expectancy is increased by one to three years. Cats live three to five years longer.
Helps you avoid additional pets If your animals aren’t neutered/spayed, they may reproduce. Imagine having to put unwanted kittens or puppies up for adoption.
If you decide to go ahead with the spay and neuter procedure, bring your pet to one of our Toronto clinics at five and a half to six months old. Here’s why it should be done early on:
Behaviour issues are hard to reverse and should be prevented before they develop.
If you delay the procedure, breeding is more likely to occur.
Animals can safely undergo anaesthetic and surgery at a young age because they recover faster.
Our Toronto veterinarians will administer general anaesthetics to make your pet’s operation comfortable and less stressful. However, after the treatment, you’ll need to take the following measures to ensure that their recovery is as trouble-free and comfortable as possible:
Administer medication correctly Follow the instructions on the label when giving prescribed medication.
Feed your pet normally Feed your cat or dog regular portions. After all, an empty stomach is the last thing they need.
Prepare their environment Avoid infection by making sure your pet’s sleeping area is dry and clean. Limit activity: For the first two weeks, try to prevent your pet from running or jumping too much. This will protect the incision and will prevent any infection or pain from developing.
Keep them dry Avoid bathing your pet for the first two weeks. This will reduce the chance of infection. Allow the incision to heal: If necessary, we can provide a cone-shaped collar that will stop your animal from licking or scratching the incision.
You should also monitor your pet’s behaviour during the first 48 hours following the operation. If you notice discharge, bleeding or an unpleasant odour coming from the incision, contacts us immediately.
At Bellamy-Lawrence Animal Hospital and Brimley-Lawrence Animal Clinic, we make it our priority to offer you quality service that is easily accessible. That’s why we welcome cats and dogs from Markham, Scarborough and beyond to our spay/neuter clinics.
If you’re coming from Toronto or the surrounding areas to visit our clinics, we can schedule you an appointment that is convenient for you. Give us a call now!