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.
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.
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.
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 Tuesday, March 24, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.857.4271. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 5:00 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 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. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. We are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. 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.
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.
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.