Dog Spaying and Neutering

Spaying/neutering is part of your responsibilities as a dog owner and it is a key element in ensuring that your canine friend has a great quality of life. By spaying or neutering your dog, you are setting them on the pathway to a long, healthy life.

What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?

Spaying/neutering a dog is an elective surgical procedure that ensures they cannot reproduce.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?

By spaying/neutering your dog, you are greatly reducing their risk of developing some serious conditions, such as pyometra, mammary tumours, prostate-related issues, cancers and many more complications.

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

Generally, we spay/neuter dogs between 6-7 months of age and ideally before their first heat. Some breeders of large breed dogs may encourage to wait until 12- 24 months. It is a decision that is best discussed with your veterinarian.

How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?

At Companion Animal Hospital, there are a number of factors that contribute to the cost of a spay or neuter. We offer additional services at the time of surgery, such as pre-surgical bloodwork, microchipping, umbilical hernia repair, deciduous teeth (baby teeth) extraction, scrotal ablation, gastropexy and many more. We would be more than happy to present you with a detailed estimate prior to booking a procedure.

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