Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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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Halloween Hazards for Pets

We love Halloween! From the cool and creative costumes, trick-or-treating, parties, and (let's be honest) the candy, Halloween can be a fun time for everyone. But, there are many hazards that our pets face during these fall festivities.

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Last updated: July 23, 2020.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of: vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

Beginning July 20, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

OPERATING HOURS

Beginning on Monday, June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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

- Your dedicated team at Companion Animal Hospital