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Cat Neutering and Spaying

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.

What is spaying or neutering?

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.

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Rescue Dogs: Overcoming Unwanted Behaviours

Since the COVID pandemic has arrived in Canada (and around the world), we have seen a spike in pet adoptions. This is an amazing thing – for the new pet owner and for the pet.  However, one of the other spikes we see on an almost daily basis at the hospital is the need for new owner to attach “a story” to their pet's behaviours – particularly in the instance of “rescue” dogs.  In rescue situations, many of the dogs arrive with unknown histories and many of the dogs demonstrate specific or generalized fear and anxiety.

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Last updated: June 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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!

- Your dedicated team at Cambrian Animal Hospital