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Cat Neutering and Spaying

Spaying and neutering your pet is an important part of preventing diseases, including cancer, as well as minimizing unwanted behaviours, such as urine marking. Spaying and neutering are also a way for responsible pet owners to aid in the control of pet overpopulation, which can be a significant concern for animal welfare.

What is spaying or neutering?

Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures in which the reproductive organs that are responsible for breeding are removed, thus preventing pregnancy as well as cancers and infections that affect these organs.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?

It is typically recommended to wait until 6 months of age before spaying or neutering, so that your cat may grow and develop, prior to their hormones being altered by this procedure. Any questions or concerns relating to this can be discussed with our veterinarians.

What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?

A spay is the surgical removal of a female cat’s ovaries and uterus. A neuter is the surgical removal of a male cat’s testes. These procedures are routinely performed by our veterinarians. A general anesthetic is administered, so that these procedures may be performed in a stress-free and painless manner.