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.
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.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
Starting June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm*
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
*On weekdays we will be closed for 1 hour in the afternoon in order to catch up on communications with our clients. This is a temporary measure. Thank you for your understanding.
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Spryfield Animal Hospital