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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Last updated: November 27, 2020.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions.

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.

Starting November 26, 2020, clients are no longer permitted inside the hospital for purchases or appointments (with some exceptions for specific appointments).

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

OPERATING HOURS

Beginning on Monday, September 21, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 3:00 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