We remain open to provide urgent care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Monday April 6, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. Our door will be locked. Please call the number posted on the front door when you arrive and one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians will come to take the history and collect your pet. Our veterinarian will contact you by phone to discuss your pet's health before you leave.
2. We are offering urgent care appointments only at this time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8 am - 6 pm, Wednesday 8 am - 7 pm, and Friday 8 am - 4 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us ahead of time to ensure we have what you need and can have it prepared before your arrival. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, please visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.