Spay and Neuter Surgery with our Winnipeg Veterinarian
If you're used thinking of veterinary surgery being employed to treat acute injuries or other urgent situations, the notion of preventative surgery might seem odd to you. But that's exactly the purpose of spay and neuter surgery -- not just the prevention of pregnancy, but also the prevention of significant threats to your beloved pet's well-being. Here at Silver Heights Veterinary Hospital, we proudly offer this form of sexual sterilization for Winnipeg Manitoba animals.
Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet
Spaying is surgical removal of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes; neutering is the removal of the testes. For many pet owners, the prevention of unwanted litters is reason enough to have their pets spayed or neutered. In addition to controlling the pet population in your household, you're also reducing the potential number of puppies and kittens who must be turned over to animal shelters, where many of them have to be destroyed each year. But there are other healthy reasons to schedule sexual sterilization surgery for your dog or cat. These include:
- Reduced disease risk - Spay and neuter surgeries reduce (or completely eliminate) the risks for many forms of reproductive diseases, including testicular cancer, uterine cancer, and breast cancer.
- Safer behavior - Sterilized pets aren't compelled by sexual urges to go roaming into unfamiliar territory, or to lash out aggressively at humans and other animals. This means they're less likely to get into fights or get hit by cars.
Expert Care and Guidance with our Winnipeg Veterinarian
Our experienced veterinarian, Dr. Supreet Kahlon, can make sure your pet receives the best of care before, during, and after spay or neuter surgery. We will perform a preliminary evaluation to check for any disqualifying conditions and determine the proper level of anesthesia. The surgery itself may take anywhere from just a few minutes (for neuter surgery) up to 90 minutes (for spay surgery), not counting the time it takes for your patient to wake up from the anesthesia. After surgery, we will write any necessary medical prescriptions and instruct you on how to monitor your pet's recovery. We may also issue a protective cone to keep your pet from licking the incision.
Call Our Veterinary Clinic in Winnipeg Today
The ideal time to have your pet spayed or neutered is early in life, before puberty. We can sterilize puppies and kittens as young as 8 weeks of age. So take action to give your best friend a long, happy and healthy life. Call Silver Heights Veterinary Hospital at (204) 504-5600 to schedule spay or neuter surgery at our Winnipeg Manitoba vet clinic!