Every year, millions of pets are euthanized. Unwanted cats and dogs end up at overburdened shelters, and due to a shortage of resources and costs, shelters are forced to euthanize these pets. Spaying or neutering your pet can reduce unwanted litters and save millions of lives. For more information on this procedure, call us at (416) 351-1212.
What is the difference between spaying and neutering?
Both are methods of surgical sterilization. Spaying is the process of removing the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus from a female dog or cat. Neutering involves the removal of both testicles in males.
My dog is five years old. Is it too late to spay/neuter?
While most vets recommend spaying and neutering at 6 or 9 months, getting your dog spayed/neutered is never too late. If your pet is healthy, they can undergo the procedure.
Does spaying affect heat cycles in female pets?
Yes, spaying your dog or cat stops them from going into heat cycles. Because their fallopian tubes are removed, they no longer go into heat. This positively impacts their behaviour as it reduces heat-induced aggressive behaviour.