We provide spay and neuter services for pets here at Jane Animal Hospital. These procedures help keep the unwanted pet population down and prevent your pet from having to deal with an unwanted pregnancy. When you get your pets spayed or neutered, they will live a longer, healthier life, and avoid a multitude of problems associated with reproduction. Call us at 416-762-5558 to learn more about our spay and neutering services for pets.
When should I get my pet spayed or neutered?
Kittens can have the procedure once they reach 6 months of age and puppies once they are 6 to 9-months-old. Healthy adult pets can also have the procedure done.
What is spaying and neutering?
Spaying is the process by which a female animal is sterilized, preventing her from having babies. Neutering is the surgical removal of both of your pet's testes. They are both important not only because they prevent unwanted litters, but they also help to prevent illnesses associated with an animal's reproductive organs. They can also help with the overall behaviour of your pet.
What is a Laparoscopic Spay?
When looking for a "veterinarian near me," you may want to look for doctors that offer laparoscopic spay services. This is the same as a traditional spay in terms of the end result, the process is just a bit different. Instead of making a large surgical incision, laparoscopic surgeries are much less invasive. A very small incision is made and the procedure is done with the help of cameras and small robotic tools. These procedures are proven to be less painful, take less time to heal, ensuring your pet gets to come home sooner. This type of spay is faster as well, and reduces the chances of infection and overall complications related to surgery.
What type of spay is right for my pet?
If you have a very young pet, a laparoscopic procedure is ideal, as it is faster and causes less down time. It also reduces the chances of things like ripped stitches, infection, and more in the healing process. Older pets can also benefit from this type of spay, as it is less invasive and will be less stressful for your pet overall in terms of the procedure itself and the healing process.
What are the benefits of neutering?
If you're not planning on breeding your pet, it's best to have him neutered. In case he has any contact with an unaltered female, they will not have babies. Additionally, it can stop any unwanted breeding-related behaviors like humping and spraying. It could change your pet's personality for the better by keeping them more calm and more affectionate towards you. If you have problems with your pet roaming, your pet will be more likely to stay-at-home since he won't leave in search of a mate. Because it removes the testes, neutering protects against certain forms of cancer too.