Spay and Neutering
Just like most humans, our pets get sexual urges. Unlike humans, they express those desires very energetically and usually give birth to multiple babies. This could lead to overpopulation in your community. Maybe the idea of 101 pets living with you is a genuine fantasy but to reduce future stress on you and your pet, getting your them spayed or neutered is the best course of action. To book an appointment with us for the procedure contact us at 403.982.8387.
What is spay/neutering?
Spaying and neutering are two different kinds of procedures performed on male and female animals to prevent them from reproducing. In general the term is called “fixing.” Females get spayed and have their ovaries and/or uterus removed. Neutering is for males and involves the removal of their testicles.
What other health benefits are there besides preventing pregnancy?
When we eliminate their reproductive organs, we reduce the chances of our pets developing aggressive personalities. Throughout their life they experience certain bodily changes that encourage them to reproduce or be protective. Without their ovaries, uterus or testicles those signals do not carry and they display calmer temperaments. Fixing your pet could lead to less fights and attacks with people in your home or neighbourhood, minimize their risk of getting certain diseases like testicular cancer, or experiencing reproductive health issues. However this is not an alternative to seeking behavioural training if your pet shows signs of being a threat to those around them.
When is the best time to get my pet spay/neutered?
It is recommended owners have their pets neutered or spayed before they turn 6-months-old. This varies according to your dog’s size so call us to be sure and let us know if your pet has a nervous or aggressive personality before bringing them in for a procedure.