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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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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

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.

- Your dedicated team at Cambrian Animal Hospital