Dog Spaying and Neutering
Spaying and neutering your dog is an important and responsible decision as a pet owner. It will help them live longer and happier lives and prevent unwanted dogs to end up in shelters. Spaying and neutering your pet will prevent different types of cancers and infections. It also helps with different behavioural problem, aggression, urine marking, and dogs roaming or running at large.
What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?
Neutering your male dog prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems. An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate, including finding creative ways escape from your home. Once he’s free to roam, he risks injury in traffic or possible fights with other animals. Unneutered dogs are more likely to mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over their territory.
Spaying your female dog helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumours. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases. Your dog may be less likely to mount other dogs, people, and inanimate objects after they are neutered/ spayed.
How old should a dog be before they are neutered/spayed?
It can vary based on the breed and size of your dog. It is best to discuss your options with your veterinarian.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
Each pet is very different, in size, age, and health condition. Please call us today for a customized estimate for your pet.