Spaying and neutering are one of the most responsible ways we as pet owners can care for our pets. Neutering male dogs will help them become less frustrated, calmer and less likely to fight or roam. Neutering also helps curb their desire to mark their territory and helps prevent testicular cancer and some prostate problems. Spaying your female dogs help prevent uterine infections (pyometra) and mammary tumours and they live a longer, healthier life.
What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?
Neuter/spay is the term used to describe our sterilization procedures. Here this involves the removal of all reproductive parts. Don’t worry, your pet will not miss them or the responsibility and distractions they bring about!
Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?
Animals are driven by instinct and hormones. They do not understand or have the ability to overcome these desires on their own. Not only does every cycle and litter increase the likelihood of cancerous changes, but there are also already enough unwanted, and inadequate care of animals in this world. Many other complications can arise from being in-tact long term as well including pyometra and prostate cancer.
How old should a dog be before they are neutered/spayed?
Males dogs we usually recommend neutering between 6 months and 2 years, depending on size, behavioural issues etc. Female dogs (small breeds) we recommend spaying between 6-7 months, also wait for all their adult teeth to come in, in case we need to remove baby teeth at the time of spay. Large breed female dogs we recommend spaying between 6-18 months, there is still a lot of controversy regarding large breed dogs. We recommend discussing this with your veterinarian.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
Please call for pricing for spays and neuters. This way we can give you a better estimate with all the information you give us.