Neutering

Neutering, also known as orchiectomy, refers to the surgical removal of both testicles, rendering a dog or cat infertile. All neuters are performed under general anesthetic. Precautions such as pre-anethetic blood work and diligent intra-operative monitoring are taken to minimize anesthetic risks to our patients. We recommend neutering your puppy or kitten at 6 months of age.

Many benefits to neutering your dog exist:

  • By not allowing your companion to mate and produce offspring, you are contributing to the elimination of the pet overpopulation problem.
  • Decrease in aggression and roaming behaviour
  • Elimination of the risk of testicular cancer
  • Reduction in the incidence of prostate infection and enlargement