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Spay and Neutering for Pets

As a pet owner, there are certain things that you have to do in order to watch out for your own loyal companion, as well as other pets in your area. Spaying and neutering are some of these tasks. By preventing your pet’s ability to procreate, these surgeries stop unwanted breeding and overpopulation. As always, our team here at West Brant Animal Hospital uses the most up-to-date equipment and techniques available during these and our other procedures. If you have any questions not addressed on this page, please feel free to contact our team for clarification.

What is the difference between spaying and neutering?

Spays and neuters provide the same results – they will stop your pet from being able to bear their own offspring through the removal of their reproductive organs. Spaying is performed on female pets while neutering is done on our male patients.

How old should a cat/dog/pet be before they are spayed or neutered?

Spaying and neutering can be done at approximately 6 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether they are healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Also, a pre-anaesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anaesthesia and surgery.

Can my older cat/dog be spayed or neutered?

Yes! One of the myths out there is that when pets are adults, they can no longer be spayed or neutered. The truth is that even senior-age pets can be neutered or spayed. As a precaution, patients 7-years-old and above need to be examined prior, to determine if they are good candidates for anaesthesia.

Last updated: December 17, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at West Brant Animal Hospital