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Spay and Neutering for Pets

If you have concerns about your pet mothering or fathering a litter of kittens/puppies, spay and neutering removes this possibility. Pregnancy can be difficult on a female pet’s body and impact their overall health. In addition to lessening their likelihood of contracting life threatening reproductive disease, pets who have these procedures tend to live longer than those who don’t.

Why do spayed and neutered pets live longer?

Pets who are spayed or neutered are less likely to roam while in heat or develop certain types of cancers. Roaming gives your pet more exposure to other animals who can be infected with transmittable diseases and also increases their chance of being injured by cars or other accidents. Removing your pet’s reproductive organs eliminates their risk of developing uterine, mammary gland and testicular cancer.

What happens during the procedure?

Since spay and neutering requires surgery, your pet will need to undergo general anesthesia during the procedure. For male pets, an incision is made near the scrotum and both testicles are removed. For female pets, an incision is made near the abdomen where the ovaries and uterus are removed. Depending on your pet’s age, breed and overall health, we can make recommendations on when it’s best for your pet to have the procedure. If you’re interested in booking an appointment to discuss the procedure, please contact us at 705.476.3913.

What are the risks of getting a pet spayed/neutered?

With any surgery, there are some risks but we do everything we can to mitigate them. There are fewer risks with spaying and neutering healthy, younger pets, since the possibility of complications is less. If your pet’s incision becomes infected, there could be complications during their recovery. It is important to closely follow post-operative instructions, to ensure your pet makes a full and healthy recovery.

Last updated: November 29, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue with mandatory mask wearing when inside our facility.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    *We are closed daily between 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (Monday – Friday).

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Airport Animal Hospital