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Spaying and neutering is a common pet surgery offered by our veterinarian in Winnipeg. Spaying is the surgical removal of a female pet’s ovaries and neutering is the removal of a male pet’s testes. This standard surgical procedure not only benefits our community by reducing the unwanted pet population, but also may reduce your pet’s risk for certain cancers and diseases. Spaying and neutering is a responsible, healthy choice for all pets. Our affordable Winnipeg spay and neuter pet surgery makes a positive difference for the pets in our community. A tattoo, 24-hour pain reliever injection and nail trim is included with every spay and neuter procedure.
Spaying female pets before the first heat helps females live longer, healthier lives. Spaying will significantly reduce or completely eliminate the risk for common health problems in female pets, such as uterine infections and breast cancer. Breast cancer is one of the most fatal forms of cancer affecting dogs and cats; this cancer is fatal for 90 percent of cats and 50 percent of dogs. Additionally, by spaying your female you will not have to deal with her yowling to attract a mate.
Neutering male pets will not change their personality, but will help to improve their behavior and reduce aggression. Unneutered males have a single mission, to attract a mate. They can be territorial around other pets and humans, spray urine around the house to mark their space and are more likely to escape home to find a mate, increasing the risk for accidental injury. Neutering males re-focuses their attention on the family, rather than finding a mate. Neutering is also good for a male pet’s health. Neutering males before the age of six months virtually eliminates the risk for testicular cancer.
Whenever possible, our veterinarian recommends spaying or neutering your pets before the age of six months. However, there is no “upper age limit” for spaying or neutering. For example, even if you have a female pet who has given birth, it is not too late for her to be spayed.
Spaying and neutering are routine, straightforward procedures. Our veterinary care team focuses closely on your pet’s well-being and pain management. Typically pets will be dropped off at the veterinary hospital early in the morning. Procedures are performed mid-morning so pets have sufficient time to rest before they are released to their owners in the late afternoon. While this is a routine procedure, we will closely monitor all pets for potential complications. Prior to the surgery, we will conduct diagnostic blood work to check for any undetected health conditions that could compromise your pet’s ability to safely receive anesthesia.
After spay and neuter pet surgery, pets will be sent home with detailed post-operative recovery instructions. All pets receive a tattoo, 24-hour pain reliever, and nail trim with every surgery. Contact 204-452-9010 to learn more about spay and neuter with our veterinarian in Winnipeg.