Spaying your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents female animals from becoming pregnant and reproducing, can help your pet live a longer, healthier life. Spaying will not change your pet’s personality.
By spaying your female pet, you’re protecting her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. Unfortunately, the incidence of reproductive disease and cancer (like mammary or breast cancer, and uterine cancer) can be fairly high in unspayed animals. In addition, spaying your pet will help control the overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.
Spaying is not only recommended for dogs and cats, but also for all exotic mammals. Every species is physiologically different in minor ways. Different medications and anesthetics react differently for each species. Our staff has over 60 years of surgical experience and knowledge, specifically with exotics and these differences. Medications, anesthetic protocols and procedures are catered specifically towards your specific species of pet. Whether we are talking about anything from your hamster to your rabbit, our staff has the unique skill set and equipment to spay them safely.
Spaying, which involves removing the ovaries and uterus, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure her safety.
Set up an appointment to learn more about this procedure and how it will benefit your pet. An initial consultation with a veterinarian at our Toronto hospital will help ease any concerns or struggles with the decision of whether to spay your pet, and we would be more then happy to discuss your concerns.
Birds and reptiles are not routinely spayed. Under exceptional circumstances, spaying can be performed. Please contact us to discuss spaying in these species further.