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Spaying & Neutering

Spay and neuters are common surgeries performed at our veterinary clinic in Milton. They help control the population of cats and dogs and offer a variety of health benefits.

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Keeping the Pet Population Happy & Healthy

At Animal Hospital of Milton, we believe that the importance of spaying and neutering your cats and dogs cannot be emphasized enough. These procedures can set your pet up for life-long health and prevent shelters from becoming overcrowded by unwanted pets.

In addition to preventing unwanted puppies and kittens, these routine surgeries help your companion live longer, healthier lives by drastically reducing the risk of certain infections and cancers. Furthermore, spaying and neutering can help reduce behavioural issues such as aggression and roaming.

We take precautions to help ensure a safe and successful procedure. These include pre-operative blood work as well as administering pain medication and closely monitoring your pet during and after surgery. We will do everything possible to keep your dog or cat comfortable and pain-free from start to finish.

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The Reality of Animal Shelters in Canada

The Canadian Humane Society and SPCA take in thousands of dogs and cats each year. This number does not include dogs and cats taken in by private rescue agencies across the country.

One of the primary benefits of spaying and neutering is, for many people, reducing the number of unwanted dogs and cats filling Canadian shelters. These surgeries can also prevent medical and behavioural problems from developing, allowing your pet to lead a healthier and happier life.

The Benefits of Spay & Neuter Procedures 

Having your dog or cat spayed or neutered not only protects their health and well-being, but it can also make them more manageable. Learn more about the benefits:

Neutering (Males)

Neutering is a surgical procedure that removes the testicles from male cats and dogs, preventing them from fathering litters.

Cats: Neutering your cat can help to reduce unwanted behaviours such as spraying, roaming, and aggression toward other cats.

Dogs: Spaying or neutering your dog may help to reduce aggression, 'humping,' and attempts to escape your home or yard.

Spaying (Females)

Spaying is the surgical removal of a female cat or dog's reproductive organs. This operation keeps your cat or dog from becoming pregnant.

Cats: Spaying your cat may help prevent her from trying to escape, roaming, yowling and urinating outside the litter box.

Dogs: Spaying your dog prevents pyometra (womb infection) and mammary tumours by ending their heat cycle.

When to Spay or Neuter Your Cat or Dog

Nobody knows your cat or dog's health like their veterinarian. Although we provide general spay and neuter guidelines below, it is always best to seek advice from your veterinarian.

Spaying & Neutering FAQs

Please read through the answers to these frequently asked questions about spay and neuter procedures from our clients.

New Patients Welcome

Animal Hospital of Milton is accepting new patients! Our veterinary team is passionate about the health of dogs and cats and can't wait to welcome you and your beloved companion into our family.

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