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Spay & Neuter

Spay and Neuter in Scarborough

Amherst Veterinary Hospital provides spay and neuter services in Scarborough and the surrounding area. This treatment comes with many advantages, including:

  • Improves behaviour: Pets get frustrated when they can’t breed with their counterpart. They won’t become frustrated if they are neutered/spayed.

  • Prevents reproductive cancer: Spaying/neutering your dogs and cats can reduce their risk of getting mammary or testicular cancer.

  • Increases lifespan: 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.

  • Helps you avoid additional pets: 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 Instructions:

  • Follow the instructions on the label of your prescribed medication.

  • Feed your cat or dog regular portions.

  • Make sure your pet’s sleeping area is dry and clean.

  • Try to limit your pet from vigorous activities and licking the incision site for the first two weeks. It will prevent any infection or pain from developing and protect the incision.

  • 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.

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.

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