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.
Neutering and spaying are recommended for all cats. We have a cat overpopulation in the Sudbury region, so having your cat neutered or spayed goes a long way to help reduce the number of stray cats in the area. The procedure also helps reduce the likelihood of certain behavioural problems (such as urine marking) and reduces inter-cat aggression among cats in the house. Most importantly for your cat, it reduces the likelihood of the cat developing certain serious health conditions, such as pyometra (infection of the uterus), mammary tumours and prostate disease or tumours.
Spaying and neutering refers to the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus in the female cat and the surgical removal of the testicles in the male cat.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
Traditionally, the neuter/spay occurs when the kitten is 6 months of age. Our clinic offers pediatric spaying/neutering which means we provide the service for kittens as young as three months. The procedure should be done BEFORE the kitten reaches sexual maturity and develops any unwanted behaviours such as inappropriate urination.
What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?
For female cats, the cat is put under general anesthetic, an abdominal incision is made and both ovaries and the uterus are removed through the incision. The incision is sutured closed and the typically the incision is healed within 2 weeks. For male cats, the cat is put under general anesthetic and an incision is made on the scrotum. Both testicles are extracted through the scrotal incision. The scrotal incision is small, so a surgical glue is used to close that incision which also takes approximately 2 weeks to heal. Both procedures are day surgeries which mean that the owner drops off their cat in the morning of their appointment, and then picks up the cat later the same day.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8 am - 6 pm Wednesday: 8 am - 7 pm Friday: 8 am - 4 pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!