As your pet grows older, he or she may develop a range of diseases and conditions associated with aging, such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis and kidney disease. Despite the health problems often ...View Article
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Best Friends Animal Hospital in Winnipeg is a leader in safe, compassionate animal care, and has been since 2003. We love helping animal owners learn about the best ways to care for their pets, and that includes spaying and neutering your cats and dogs to prevent unwanted litters that contribute to pet overpopulation. Spaying and neutering your pets are excellent ways to keep your animal healthy as well.
If you’re wondering whether you should spay or neuter your pet, the answer we give here at our Winnipeg vet is almost always yes. When you spay your female pet, you help protect her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. Spaying also prevents her from going into heat, which limits the accompanying mess, and controls some behaviors in female cats such as pacing and crying.
In the case of male dogs, neutering reduces or eliminates the chances of prostate and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behavior, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying.
When you choose to spay your pet, your Winnipeg vet will remove her ovaries and uterus, whereas when you neuter pet, the procedure involves removing the testicles. Both procedures must be performed under anesthesia, as they are surgical in nature.
Luckily, the expert team here at Best Friends Animal Hospital is well-practiced in performing surgery. We also take the highest quality approach to all of our veterinary services, whether we are operating on a dog, cat or some other animal. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure their safety. Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.
If you’re ready to enlist our veterinary services to spay or neuter your dog or cat, you can call our office today. We can counsel you on the best times to fix your animal, as well as what will be involved in care afterward.
Since 2003, Best Friends Animal Hospital has been a trusted veterinarian in Winnipeg helping keep the area’s pets healthy. Our team of veterinarians has more than 40 years of combined experience, and serves owners of rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, ferrets and reptiles as well as cats and dogs.
We always strive to provide complete care for our patients. If you want to learn more about all the services we provide or are ready to set up an appointment, please call 204-269-4451 or email us through our website. We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule, so don’t wait to get in touch!