Neutering is a surgical procedure which involves removing the testicles of the dog or cat, preventing them from reproducing. Neutering your pet reduces or eliminates his risk of developing prostate or testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. It also reduces the undesirable behaviour of roaming, humping, fighting and spraying. Neutering your male dog or cat also helps control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.
Neutering is a surgical procedure that needs to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. Therefore, pre-anesthetic blood work is always recommended before any surgical procedure for animals of all ages. This allows for any underlying conditions to be discovered which can impact the safety of anesthetic procedures. To reduce the risk of anesthesia, we place an intravenous catheter for faster emergency responses and we use several monitoring devices during all neuter procedures.
To set up an appointment to have your pet neutered or to learn more about this procedure, please call or visit our clinic.