We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
By spaying or neutering your dog, you will help control the pet homelessness crisis, which results in millions of healthy shelter animals being euthanized in Canada each year simply because there aren’t enough homes to go around. There are also medical and behavioural benefits to spaying and neutering your pets.
During a spay or neuter, a veterinarian removes certain reproductive organs, ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus for females and testes for males. It makes your dog unable to reproduce, eliminates the heat cycle (for females) and prevents breeding instinct-related behaviour.
Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?
Removing a female dog’s ovaries eliminates heat cycles and generally reduces the unwanted behaviours that may lead to owner frustration. Early spaying of female dogs can help protect them from serious health problems later in life such as uterine infections and breast cancer. Removing the testes from male dogs reduces the breeding instinct, making them less inclined to roam and more content to stay at home. Neutering your male pet can also lessen its risk of developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate gland) and testicular cancer. Spaying/Neutering can also reduce aggression, the urge to mark territory and potentially increase life span as well as save you the cost of caring for future litters.
How old should a dog be before they are neutered/spayed?
These procedures are generally recommended for puppies before they reach sexual maturity at about 5-6 months old. It gives your puppy time to grow and mature enough to undergo general anesthesia safely. After six months of age, spaying and neutering can be done at any age. Smaller breed dogs are more likely to have retained baby teeth that may need to be extracted. It can be done during the same anesthetic as the spay or neuter. However, it is recommended to consult with your veterinarian when it is best for your dog to undergo a spay or neuter.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
Please call our clinic at 204.489.9111 to speak to one of our team members and discuss pricing.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive for your appointment of food/prescription pick up, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 204-489-9111. We will provide you with further instructions.
2. We are still scheduling all types of appointments but are prioritizing those for urgent or sick pets.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Catrysse Veterinary Services