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Dog Spaying and Neutering

Neutering involves a surgical procedure to make your dog sterile, or unable to have or produce puppies. It is important for population control and it offers a number of other benefits as well.

What does neutering/spaying a dog do?

In males, we remove the testicles through a small incision, just in front of the scrotum. This removes any sperm and dramatically decreases testosterone. In females, we usually remove both the ovaries and the uterus. A neutered (spayed) female no longer has cycles and cannot have puppies.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?

Population control. In females, if we spay them younger, it minimizes the chance of developing mammary tumours. Also in females, it eliminates the risk of pyometra, a life-threatening infection in their uterus, as they age. Neutered males virtually have no prostate issues in their senior years, will not wander after a female in heat and often, will decrease male aggression. It also results in the reduction or elimination of some behavioural issue like aggression and dominance, roaming, and urine-marking.

How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?

We recommend five months of age, or older. There are a few benefits to waiting for a few months past the six-month mark for specific breeds of dogs. Please feel free to ask us about this, there is always new research!

How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?

Surgery costs will vary based on your pet’s age and weight. Contact Park Road Veterinary Clinic and one of our team members would be happy to help get a customized quote together for you.

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Last updated: July 7, 2021

Dear Clients,

As the province enters Phase 2 of the reopening plan, our Closed Door policy will remain in effect and we will continue to provide curbside service. During Phase 3, we will be working towards gradually opening up our clinic in a safe manner for both our teams and our clients. We want to be able to protect our clients and staff and we are ensuring we have all the proper tools in place to be able to do so. The timeline for this is the first week of August.

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

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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Park Road Veterinary Clinic