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Spay and Neutering for Pets

As overpopulation of pets continues each year, we want to ensure pet owners are playing their part to decrease the number of furry friends that end up in shelters. Apart from altering your pet’s ability to reproduce, there are a range of benefits to spaying or neutering your pet. Please contact our veterinary team at 604.544.7387 if you have questions or concerns about your pet undergoing the procedure.

Why should I consider spay and neutering?

You might notice changes in your pet’s behaviour when they’re at the height of their reproductive window. You might notice your female pets tend to lick their genitals excessively or are behaving in a clingy way. Your pet’s heat cycle could range anywhere from one to two times a year, with variations depending on their age and genetics. This procedure helps curb these behaviours, stemming from their urge to reproduce. Spaying or neutering your pet also limits their likelihood of getting reproductive cancers like mammary or testicular. In addition, pets who have the procedure tend to live longer lives. The most widely known benefit of the procedure is that your pet will no longer be able to reproduce, also eliminating the chances of you taking care of any unexpected puppy or kitten litters.

What are the risks of getting my pet “fixed”?

There are risks with any surgery but we do our best to minimize them. For female pets, their fallopian tubes, uterus and ovaries are removed. For male pets, their testicles are removed. Your pet is fully monitored during surgery, which means we can act quickly if there are any changes in their vitals. Since your furry friend does need to go under anesthesia for the procedure, they are kept warm with a conduction blanket. This ensures your pet is comfortable and has faster recovery from their surgery. Despite the risks involved, we do believe this is a safe procedure and do everything we can ensure it is a success.

What type of post-surgery care should I provide my pet?

Closely follow the post-surgery care recommendation provided by our veterinary team. Here are general things your can do to ensure your pet recovers well:

  • Closely follow any directions for medications they’ve been prescribed
  • Ensure your pet’s sleeping area is dry and comfortable
  • Provide your pet with their regular food and water to ensure they are nourished/hydrated
  • Avoid activities that might disrupt the healing process (ripped incisions can cause infections)

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    Last updated: July 20, 2020

    Dear Clients,

    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 pet.

    Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her.

    1. WE CAN SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS

  • We are currently operating with a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and team. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 604-544- 7387. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then call you on your cell phone to discuss the issues with your pet, and you will have a telephone consult with the veterinarian to discuss further diagnostics required or a treatment plan for your pet. Following the end of the appointment, we will return your pet to you.
  • 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 hospital. One of our team members will bring your order to our designated pick up location, outside our front doors. Payment will be processed over the phone. 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.
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

    In these uncertain times, please see the below link for the most recent information for the public on COVID-19 and animals from the Government of Canada (specifically the Canadian Food Inspection Agency). https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/

    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 Queen’s Park Pet Hospital