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Dog Spaying and Neutering

We recommend that all dogs be neutered (a term which includes the spaying of female dogs and the castration of male dogs). Not only does neutering help reduce pet overpopulation, it is also beneficial for your dog’s health because it reduces or prevents certain diseases.

What does neutering/spaying a dog involve?

The procedure to neuter/spay a dog involves the surgical removal of the reproductive organs under a general anesthetic. This means the uterus and ovaries are removed from female dogs and the testicles are removed from a male dog.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?

It is important to neuter/spay your dog for several reasons. The procedure helps reduce unwanted behaviours such as inter-dog aggression and inappropriate urine marking. In male dogs, it reduces or prevents serious health conditions such as testicular tumours, venereal diseases, prostatic disease, paraphimosis (which is a permanent painful erection), and perianal hernias. In female dogs, it reduces or prevents serious health conditions such as uterine tumours, pyometra (which is a severe infection of the uterus), venereal disease and mammary tumours.

How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?

There isn’t an exact age that is correct for all dogs. There are factors to consider, such as the size of the dog and the breed of the dog. Typically, the procedure should be done prior to sexual maturity but please contact us to discuss your dog’s specific needs.

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

The cost associated with a neuter/spay depends on several factors – the sex of the dog, the age of the dog, the size of the dog all play a part in the cost of the procedure. Please contact us to get an exact quote for your dog.


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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.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!



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


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