We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

Dog Spaying & Neutering

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.


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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 902-477-4040. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Spryfield Animal Hospital