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Dog Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering your pet is an important part of preventing diseases, unwanted behaviours, and pet overpopulation.

What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?

Spaying/neutering is the process of surgically removing the reproductive organs that are responsible for sperm and egg production and thereby preventing pregnancies. Spaying is the surgical removal of a female dog’s ovaries and uterus. Neutering is the surgical removal of a male dog’s testes. Both surgeries are routine procedures performed by our veterinarians on a daily basis.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?

Spaying or neutering can reduce, and in some cases, eliminate the risk of certain cancers. When timed appropriately, spaying dramatically reduces the risk of mammary cancer, and it eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine cancers. Neutering eliminates the risk of testicular cancer, cures prostatic cysts, and dramatically reduces the risk of prostate infections.

Pet overpopulation is a serious problem. Spaying or neutering your pet is a responsible way to impact this issue, which involves large numbers of homeless pets in shelters and rescue organizations.

Spaying and neutering can potentially have an impact on hormonally-motivated unwanted behaviours, such as urine marking, mounting behaviour and territorial aggression.

How old should a dog be before they are neutered/spayed?

Our minimum age requirement for spaying or neutering is 6 months of age, but in some cases, spaying or neutering at an older age may be considered. There are different factors a pet owner needs to consider and discuss. As it requires an in-depth conversation, it is best to schedule an appointment to chat with your veterinarian.

COVID-19 ALERT

Southpointe Pet Hospital is committed to doing our part in protecting our community from the spread of COVID-19. To allow us to continue operating during the pandemic, we have implemented a CLOSED DOOR POLICY.

For the safety of our staff, clients and our entire community, ONLY ONE CLIENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO ACCOMPANY THEIR PET INTO THE BUILDING AT A TIME, and A MASK MUST BE WORN TO ENTER.

When you arrive in our parking lot, please remain in your vehicle and call (403) 532-0085. Our staff will advise you on when you can enter for your appointment, or deliver prescriptions and food orders to your vehicle. For safety reasons, please be prepared to pay with CREDIT or DEBIT, as cash will not be accepted. If you do not have a phone or if your animal is experiencing an emergency, please knock on the door to alert our staff.

As of June 29, 2020, we are resuming normal scheduling of non-urgent appointments, including annual exams, vaccinations, spays and neuters with clients present.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Wednesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday to Saturday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work through this situation together.

Sincerely,

The Team at Southpointe Pet Hospital