Looking for a quality spay and neuter clinic in Edmonton? You have come to the right place! Edmonton West Animal Hospital & Spay/Neuter Centre specializes in spay and neuter procedures for both cats and dogs. Our veterinarians are experts in spay and neuter surgery, and are active members of both ABVMA (Alberta Veterinary Medical Association) and CVMA (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association). We are proud our spay and neuter clinic adheres to high standards of veterinary care. When you bring your pet to our veterinarian for spay or neuter surgery, we are confident you will be happy with your decision.
Spay and Neuter Procedures Help Pets and Owners
The most common reason to visit a spay and neuter clinic in Edmonton is to prevent your pet from reproducing unwanted kittens or puppies. Spaying refers to the surgical procedure to remove the female uterus and ovaries, and neutering refers to the removal of male testicles.
However, there are other benefits to spay and neuter surgeries. For females, it prevents cancer of the uterus and ovaries, and also mammary cancer, which often occurs later in life. It also eliminates the need to deal with messy heat cycles, and the frustration your pet experiences from the urge to mate. For male pets, it prevents them from marking territory by spraying, or from straying away from home in pursuit of females at every opportunity. It also prevents testicular cancer.
After your pet’s visit to our spay and neuter clinic in Edmonton, you can expect some behavioral changes for the better. Male dogs and cats will typically have a calmer disposition. Dogs will likely be less aggressive, and male cats will most often not have the urge to spray, especially if they’re neutered early enough to have not already started the behavior. We can advise you as to the best time in their development to perform this procedure, usually at around six months, but sometimes earlier.
Many people believe that it is best to allow their female pet to have one litter. This is not based in fact. Before you make this decision, consider some of the possible ramifications.
- There can be many complications with animal pregnancies, just as with humans, which might require expensive and even life threatening medical procedures, such as caesarians birth.
- It can be difficult to find caring homes for puppies and kittens. If you can’t find homes for them, you will either have to keep them, or relinquish them to an animal shelter, which is a heart breaking solution. Unfortunately, there are far too many homeless animals today in Edmonton, and all over Canada, because pet owners don’t take the time to prevent their unwanted birth.
- Puppies and kittens can be born with medical conditions, or become ill, incurring unplanned veterinary bills.
Trusted Spay and Neuter Clinic
Rest assured our veterinarian will take exceptional care of your pet during their spay or neuter surgery. Your pet will be fully anesthetized during the procedure. Afterwards they will be given pain medication to assure comfort during recovery. In most instances, your pet will be ready to go home the same day.
Please make the responsible and loving decision to spay or neuter – your pet will thank you, and the community of Edmonton will thank you as well. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment. Our caring spay and neuter staff is ready to assist you!