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Spay & Neuter


At Amherst Veterinary Hospital, we strive to offer sound advice on pet care, cat spaying, and neutering dogs 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 them happy. 


Please bring your pet to our clinic when they are five and a half to six months old to discuss the right age to spay or neuter them. Count on us for the vaccination of your pet and spay and neuter services in Scarborough."


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.

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.

Control overpopulation:

To avoid the overpopulation of puppies and kittens, get your pet neutered/spayed.

If you want to get your cat spayed or neuter your dog in Scarborough, bring your pet to our clinic at five and a half to six months old. It is important to get this done early because behaviour issues are hard to reverse and should be prevented before they develop.


Cat spaying and neutering dogs are essential procedures that not only benefit your pet but also contribute to the well-being of the entire animal community in Scarborough. These surgeries involve the removal of reproductive organs in female (spaying) and male (neutering) pets to prevent them from reproducing. Here's what you can expect during the spay and neuter process:

Pre-operative evaluation: Our experienced veterinarians will thoroughly examine your pet's overall health before the surgery. This evaluation helps ensure that your pet is fit for the procedure.

Anesthesia: Pets undergoing spaying or neutering are placed under general anesthesia to ensure they are pain-free and unconscious throughout the surgery. Anesthesia is carefully administered, taking into account your pet's age, breed, and overall health.

Surgical procedure: During the surgery, our skilled veterinarians will make a small incision in the appropriate area, either the abdomen (for spaying) or the scrotum (for neutering). The reproductive organs are then carefully removed. Our team takes great care to minimize discomfort and ensure your pet's safety during the procedure.

Spaying and neutering prevent unwanted litters and offer your pet several health and behavioural benefits. These procedures reduce the risk of certain cancers, minimize aggressive behaviours, and contribute to a longer, healthier life for your beloved companion. If you have any questions or concerns about spaying and neutering, our experienced veterinary team is here to provide guidance and support.

Post-operative care: After the surgery, your pet will be monitored closely as they recover from anesthesia. It's essential to provide your pet with a warm, quiet, and comfortable space during this time. Our veterinarians will prescribe pain medication if needed and provide instructions for post-operative care.

Preventing licking or chewing: To prevent your pet from licking or chewing the incision site, we may provide a protective collar called the "cone of shame." This collar ensures that the incision heals appropriately and reduces the risk of infection.

Recovery period: Your pet's recovery time may vary, but it typically takes a few days to a couple of weeks for the incision to heal fully. During this time, it's crucial to follow our post-operative care instructions, including medication administration and monitoring for any signs of complications.

Follow-up appointments: We may schedule appointments to check your pet's progress and ensure a smooth recovery. Contact our clinic immediately if you notice any unusual symptoms, such as excessive swelling, discharge, or signs of infection.

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 after 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 you should consider while caring for 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 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. Contact us immediately if you notice discharge, bleeding or an unpleasant odour from the incision.


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.


Choosing to spay or neuter your pet is a responsible and compassionate decision that benefits your beloved companion and the larger animal community. Here are some key reasons why spaying and neutering are vital:

Overpopulation control: One of the primary reasons for spaying and neutering is to prevent the overpopulation of pets. Every year, millions of cats and dogs end up in shelters, many of whom are euthanized due to a lack of available homes. By spaying and neutering your pet, you help reduce the number of unwanted animals and contribute to a more balanced and compassionate animal population.

Health benefits: Spaying and neutering offer significant health advantages for your pet. In females, spaying reduces the risk of uterine infections and breast cancer, especially if done before the first heat cycle. Neutering in males lowers the risk of testicular cancer and can prevent some behavioural issues associated with mating instincts.

Behaviour improvement: Spaying and neutering can positively influence your pet's behaviour. Male pets may exhibit less aggressive and territorial behaviours, reducing the likelihood of fights and injuries. Female pets won't experience heat cycles, eliminating the yowling and restlessness often accompanying this period.

At Amherst Veterinary Hospital, we believe in the importance of spaying and neutering as a responsible choice for pet owners. Our experienced veterinary team is committed to providing safe and compassionate spay and neuter services, ensuring the health and well-being of your beloved companion. Join us in positively impacting your pet's life and the broader animal community through responsible pet ownership.

Enhanced quality of life: Spayed and neutered pets often live longer, healthier lives. They are less likely to roam, reducing the risk of accidents, injuries, and disease exposure. Additionally, they are less prone to certain infections and conditions.

Responsible pet ownership: Spaying and neutering are essential components of responsible pet ownership. It helps ensure that you provide a safe, loving, and stable environment for your pet without contributing to the cycle of overpopulation and homelessness.

Community impact: Spaying and neutering your pet promotes a more harmonious and balanced community. Fewer stray animals mean fewer public safety concerns, less wildlife disruption, and reduced financial burdens on animal shelters and rescue organizations.

Financing Options


At Amherst Veterinary Clinic, we offer easy financing options for pet care so you can opt for the most reliable services without worrying about anything else. We offer iFinance Canada programs for Petcard®, 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.

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