Spay and Neuter

Pet spaying and neutering services are crucial components of responsible pet ownership and contribute significantly to the overall welfare of animals. Spaying involves the surgical removal of a female animal’s reproductive organs, while neutering refers to the removal of the testicles in males.

Spay and Neuter Services

At Calgary Family Vet, we understand the importance of pet spay and neuter services in ensuring the well-being of your furry companions. Our dedicated team is committed to providing compassionate and high-quality care for your pets, including safe and effective spaying and neutering procedures.

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

  • Preventing Unwanted Litters: One of the most significant benefits of spaying and neutering is preventing the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens. By taking this proactive step, pet owners can help reduce pet overpopulation and the burden on animal shelters.
  • Health Benefits: Spaying and neutering can also contribute to your pet’s long-term health and well-being. These procedures reduce the risk of certain reproductive cancers and eliminate the possibility of life-threatening uterine infections in females.
  • Behavioural Improvements: Animals are more likely to exhibit undesirable behaviours such as roaming, aggression, and marking territory. Spaying and neutering can help eliminate or significantly reduce these behaviours, leading to a more harmonious relationship between pets and their owners.
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Why Spay and Neuter?

Spaying and neutering are fundamental aspects of responsible pet ownership. Spaying, which removes a female animal’s reproductive organs, and neutering, which removes a male animal’s testicles, not only helps prevent unwanted litters but also addresses various behavioural and health issues associated with intact animals.

When to Consider Pet Spaying and Neutering

It’s essential to discuss the timing of spaying or neutering with your veterinarian to ensure the procedure is performed at the most appropriate age for your pet. In general, we recommend spaying and neutering:

Spaying or neutering your pet before they reach sexual maturity can provide the most significant health and behavioural benefits. For most dogs and cats, this typically occurs around six months of age.

If you’ve recently adopted a puppy or kitten, it’s essential to schedule their spaying or neutering procedure as soon as possible, following the recommendation of your veterinarian.

Even if you have an adult pet that has not been spayed or neutered, it’s never too late to consider these procedures. Our experienced veterinary team can discuss the benefits and risks associated with spaying or neutering older pets and help you make an informed decision.