Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering aids in population control, behaviour, and reduces health risks for pets.

Spaying and neutering, also known as surgical sterilization, helps to control overpopulation, as well as having many health benefits for your dog.

What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?

Spaying and neutering sterilize your dog, preventing unwanted pregnancies and overpopulation. Spaying involves removal of the uterus and ovaries. Neutering involves removal of the testes.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?

Spaying and neutering prevent overpopulation. Spaying reduces the risk of mammary cancer, pyometra (uterine infection) and eliminates unwanted heat cycles in female dogs. Neutering reduces the risk of prostate enlargement and infection, roaming, urine marking, and undesirable behaviours, such as aggression and mounting in male dogs.

How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?

We recommend spaying and neutering at 6-9 months of age.

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