Spay and Neutering for Pets

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.

Last updated: September 20, 2021.

Dear Clients,

Due to the current changes coming from Alberta Health, we have gone back to a limited capacity policy as of Monday, September 20th, 2021.

This means that we are allowing one client to come in for their pet’s appointment, provided that they are properly masked the entire time when inside of the clinic.

When you arrive for your appointment please call us at 403 982 8387 from the parking lot.

We are making these changes for the safety of you and our staff, and we appreciate your business and patience during this time.

To help limit exposure and to keep our clients and team members safe, we urge you to check out our new online store at https://www.myvetstore.ca/elizabethstreetpet for food purchases.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call us at 403 982 8387 or email us at reception@elizabethstreetvet.com.

We are making these changes for the safety of you and our staff. We appreciate your business and patience during this time.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Street Pet Hospital