Getting a pet spayed or neutered is one of the most responsible and loving steps a pet owner can take. It helps prevent overbreeding and overpopulation. This lessens the burden on animal rescues and prevents unwanted pets from ending up on the streets. These procedures also provide a wide variety of health benefits for patients. Contact us at 905-438-0664 for more details on our spay and neutering services for pets.
What exactly is a spay and a neuter?
Both of these procedures stop your pet’s ability to produce their own offspring. Spays are performed on female pets while neuters are done on male pets. A patient’s ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus are typically removed during a spay. On the other hand, both testicles are removed during a neuter.
How long does it take for pets to recover from being spayed/neutered?
Although all pets are different, it takes about 2 weeks for them to fully recover and return to their normal selves after these surgeries. Many pet parents report that males tend to recover faster than females.
When is the best time to get a pet spayed/neutered?
Ideally, pets should be spayed or neutered before they reach sexual maturity or before they enter into their first heat. This is usually when they are about 6-months-old. That being said, spays and neuters can be safely conducted on fully-grown pets, even those in their later years.