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.
Cats are effective breeders, so making sure your cat is neutered or spayed is very important. Aside from preventing unwanted kittens, neutering/spaying has plenty of health benefits too. Neutered males are less likely to roam, fight and less likely to spray in your home! Got a female cat? No more being woken up by her yowling when she’s in heat! One intact female can be responsible for 20,000 kittens in five years!! Why spay or neuter your cat? The chance of contracting some infectious diseases will be reduced, as will the likelihood of developing mammary tumours (breast cancers), pyometra (life-threatening womb infections), testicular cancer and many other illnesses.
Spaying is the surgical removal of a cat’s ovaries and uterus, while neutering is the removal of a male cat’s testicles. Both procedures are conducted routinely with few complications.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
We usually recommend spaying and neutering cats around 5-6 months of age. They come in the morning of surgery, spend the day with us and are ready to go home after 3 pm the same day. They’re routine surgeries we perform daily.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. 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.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Acadia Drive Animal Clinic