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Dog Spaying and Neutering

Neutering and spaying your dog is an important part of responsible pet ownership. This surgery prevents unwanted litters of puppies that can often end up in shelters. The surgery also helps prevent behavioural issues between dogs as well as improving their overall health in the long term.

What does neutering and spaying a dog do?

Neutering and spaying a dog is a surgery that removes the testicles in male dogs and the ovaries and uterus of a female dog to prevent them from breeding or exhibiting sex hormone related behaviours, such as marking or inter-dog aggression.

Why is it important to neuter and spay my dog?

The main reason to neuter or spay your dog is to prevent unwanted pregnancy in order to reduce the number of dogs in shelters that need homes. Other reasons to spay and neuter include decreasing aggressive behavioural problems such as roaming, fighting, or urine marking. Research suggests that spay and neutering your dogs may also reduce their risk of developing prostate or mammary cancer later in their lives.

How old should a dog be before they get spayed or neutered?

We recommend neutering or spaying your dog between 5 and 6 months of age. This is before the dog becomes sexually active and is able to breed.

How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?

The cost of a neuter/spay surgery includes an exam, the medications used during the surgery to anesthetize your dog, the surgery itself, a nail trim and some pain management to go home. There are also options for young dogs such as IV fluids and pre-anesthetic blood work. The cost of the surgery depends on your dog’s weight and it’s overall health status. We recommend calling your veterinarian’s office to discuss the best protocol for your individual pet and the associated costs.

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Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. CANCELLATION POLICY

Clients must confirm their appointments 24 hours before their scheduled time slot at the latest. We will cancel appointments of clients who do not confirm and give them to waitlisted patients.

4. ZERO TOLERANCE AGAINST ABUSE

We reserve the right to refuse service to clients who verbally, emotionally, or physically harm any of our teammates.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

 

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Moncton Animal Hospital