Spay & Neuter
SPAY AND NEUTER IN SCARBOROUGH
At Amherst Veterinary Hospital, we strive to offer sound advice on pet care in Scarborough. We also offer optimal veterinary care so that you can enjoy the company of your healthy pet for a maximum number of years. We help your pet get back to a healthy life when they are sick and help you learn the best ways to keep your pet happy.
Please bring your pet to our clinic when they are five and a half to six months old to discuss when the right age is to spay or neuter your pet. Count on us for the vaccination of your pet and spay and neuter services in Scarborough."
Advantages of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet
After getting neutered, your pet is not likely to get into fights, run away or get deadly diseases like pyometra. Other advantages include:
Prevents reproductive cancer:
Spaying/neutering your dogs and cats can reduce their risk of getting mammary or testicular cancer.
When your pet is neutered/spayed, their life expectancy increases. Dogs live for about one to three years longer. Cats live up to three to five years longer.
To avoid overpopulation of puppies and kittens, get your pet neutered/spayed.
If you want to get your pet neutered/spayed, bring your pet to our clinic at five and a half to six months old. It is important to get this done at an early age because behaviour issues are hard to reverse and should be prevented before they develop.
Post Operation Care:
You should also monitor your pet’s behaviour during the first 48 hours following the operation. Your pet might show some behavioural changes post the surgery. These changes are normal and might take some time to subside. You must give your pet some extra love and care during this time. Here are a few critical points that you should consider while taking care of your pet:
Give your pet the right medicines: Follow the instructions on the label of your prescribed medication.
Feed your pet regular portions: Your pet requires proper nutrition to recover from the surgery. Please take care of the nutrient intake.
Take care of the hygiene: Make sure your pet’s sleeping area is dry and clean and prevent them from licking the incision site for the first two weeks.
Give your pet some rest: Make sure your pet’s sleeping area is dry and clean and prevent them from licking the incision site for the first two weeks.
Don’t bathe your pet: Avoid bathing your pet for the first two weeks. This will reduce the chance of infection.
Allow the incision to heal: If necessary, we can provide a cone-shaped collar that will stop your animal from licking or scratching the incision.
The veterinarian at Amherst Veterinary Hospital will guide you about post-operation care.
You should also monitor your pet’s behaviour during the first 48 hours following the operation. If you notice discharge, bleeding or an unpleasant odour coming from the incision, contacts us immediately.
We also offer pet grooming and boarding services at our clinic. Our team is experienced in bathing and styling all common and exotic pets, especially rabbits.
At Amherst Veterinary Clinic, we offer easy financing options for pet care so that you can opt for the most reliable pet care services without worrying about anything else. We offer iFinance Canada programs for Petcard® and Medicard®, and Healthsmart financial.
Please visit their websites for more details on financing veterinary care for your pet. Contact us to learn more about our financial options.