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Spaying and Neutering

Pet owner with his old dog after surgery

Our Dog Spay and Neuter Clinic Services Prevent Disease & Overpopulation.

Neutering refers to the surgical procedure performed on male dogs to render them infertile. Spaying refers to the surgical procedure performed on female dogs in order to prevent accidental pregnancy by removing the ovaries and uterus.

The neutering or spaying of dogs by our dog spay and neuter clinic is best performed at 5-6 months of age.

Benefits of

Spaying Your Dog

  • Reducing canine overpopulation
  • Prevention of diseases in your pet such as pyometra (infection of the uterus) and mammary cancer (cancer of the mammary glands)
  • Reduces the attraction of unwanted male animals, which can smell your pet from miles away
  • Eliminates the sometimes “messy” heat cycles of female dogs
  • Prevents diseases of the uterus and ovaries as well as some skin disorders

Spaying Procure for your Dog

Spaying involves surgical removal of both ovaries and the uterus. A qualified veterinarian must perform the surgery.

A spay is a safe procedure. First, the pet is given a preoperative exam to ensure that she is healthy.

She should not be fed for twelve hours prior to surgery. This prevents aspiration pneumonia from food in the stomach that may be vomited and pass into the breathing tubes and lungs.

The procedure is performed under full anaesthesia and sterile conditions. It can be performed under a number of anaesthetics and monitoring devices.

If you are shopping around for a competitive price on this procedure, be sure to question the type of anaesthetic used and the monitoring equipment and procedures followed.

We use several monitoring devices during your pet’s anaesthetic. Our monitoring devices and procedures allow us to respond to an anaesthetic emergency faster, even though anaesthetic emergencies are rare in healthy pets. Faster responses can save lives.

A spayed dog can be on her feet minutes after surgery and home the same day. Complete recovery takes from five to fourteen days.

During this time, exercise should be restricted and the incision must be kept clean. Any swelling, discharge, or infection should be reported immediately to the veterinarian.

Please call or visit our dog spay and neuter clinic to learn more about our procedures.

What’s Included in Your Dog’s Spay

  • A mild sedative and analgesic (a drug) acting to relieve pain before surgery
  • An IV catheter and IV fluids
  • Blood pressure and heart rate monitoring throughout entire procedure
  • Post-operative pain relief
  • Lots of TLC!

What Happens After the Operation?

  • Dogs are able to go home the same day.
  • We send your dog home with analgesics for post-operative pain relief, as needed.
  • We always send home with “GO HOME instructions”, explaining how to care for your dog at home.
  • And we always give you a follow-up phone call within a few days to see how you and your dog are.

Pain Management and Control for your Dog

We recognize that minimizing your pet’s pain is of utmost importance. We know the issue of pain management is of great concern to pet owners. Our doctors at Hastings Veterinary Hospital make it a priority to stay abreast of the best pain management medications and strategies.

We have a variety of medications, in many formulations, available to manage your pet’s pain both before and after surgery and in the event of trauma or illness.

We would be pleased to discuss the options available to you and your pet under any of the above circumstances.

Benefits of

Neutering Your Dog

Neutering refers to the surgical procedure performed on male dogs to render them infertile. The neutering of a dog is best performed after 5 months of age or when the testes are fully developed.

Benefits of neutering include:

  • Prevention of overpopulation
  • Reduces undesirable behaviours such as wandering and dominance aggression
  • Prevents diseases such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and perennial tumours.

Procedure to Neuter Your Dog

Neutering involves the surgical removal of both testicles. A qualified veterinarian must perform the surgery. A neuter is a safe procedure. First, the pet is given a preoperative exam to ensure that he is healthy.

Your dog should not be fed for twelve hours prior to surgery. This prevents aspiration pneumonia from food in the stomach that may be vomited and pass into the breathing tubes and lungs.

The procedure is performed under full anaesthesia and sterile conditions. It can be performed under a number of anaesthetics and monitoring devices.

If you are shopping around for a competitive price on this procedure, be sure to question the type of anaesthetic used and the monitoring equipment and procedures followed.

We use several monitoring devices during your pet’s anaesthetic. Our monitoring devices and procedures allow us to respond to an anaesthetic emergency faster, even though anaesthetic emergencies are rare in healthy pets. Faster responses can save lives.

A neutered dog can be on his feet minutes after surgery and home the same day. Complete recovery takes from five to fourteen days.

During this time, exercise should be restricted and the incision must be kept clean. Any swelling, discharge, or infection should be reported immediately to the veterinarian.

Please call or visit our dog spay and neuter clinic to learn more about our neutering procedures.

What Is Included in Your Dog’s Neuter

  • A mild sedative and analgesic before surgery
  • An IV catheter and IV fluids
  • Blood pressure and heart rate monitoring throughout entire procedure
  • Post-operative pain relief
  • Lots of TLC!!

Your Cat Dog Come Home the Same Day

  • We send pets home with analgesics for post-operative pain relief, as needed.
  • We always send home with “GO HOME instructions”, explaining how to care for your pet at home.
  • We always give you a follow-up phone call within a few days to see how you and your pet are.

Common Myths About Spaying or Neutering

Spaying or neutering my pet will cause obesity – False. Exercise and proper diet will keep your pet healthy and active.

My female pet needs to have a heat period and litter to round out her personality – False. There is no proven benefit in allowing the animal to have a heat period or a litter prior to spaying.

To learn more about our spaying and neutering procedures, visit our clinic, discuss your concerns, and set your mind at rest:

3961 Hastings St. Unit #102, Burnaby, BC, V5C 2H8; or phone: 604‐291‐6666.

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