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Spay and Neuter Services in Winnipeg

At Rivers Animal Hospital, our team of experienced, compassionate and professional veterinary doctors offer spay and neuter services in Winnipeg. Neutering removes the testicles of a male animal, whereas spaying involves removing the uterus and ovaries of a female animal. 
It is a routine procedure that has many benefits and will help your pet live longer, happier and healthier. 
Contact us if you consider neutering or spaying your pet in Winnipeg. 

 

Benefits of Neutering Your Male Cat or Dog

Neutering male cats or dogs involves removing the testicles. It will reduce your pet’s sexual activities and their aggression. Neutering male dogs and cats have many health and behavioural benefits. Some of the expected benefits of neutering include:  

  • Reduced risk of cancer: Neutering male cats or dogs involves removing the testicles. It will reduce your pet’s sexual activities and their aggression. Neutering male dogs and cats have many health and behavioural benefits. Some of the expected benefits of neutering include:  
  • Reduced spraying in cats: Male cats tend to spray at home as a sign of marking territory. This behaviour is driven by hormones and can be controlled by neutering them.
  • Reduced aggressive behaviour: Unneutered dogs and cats can be aggressive as they go through hormonal changes. A neutered male dog may be calmer and less aggressive. A neutered male cats will reduce their desire to roam and fight.

 

Benefits of Spaying Your Female Cat or Dog

Spaying is a surgical operation that removes the ovaries and uterus from female cats and dogs, preventing pregnancy. In addition, this procedure reduces the risk of cancerous tumours in the reproductive organs later in their lives. Spaying can help your pets live a longer, healthier life. The benefits of spaying your female cat or dog include:  

  • Decreased risk of cancer: Spayed female cats and dogs are free from the chance of getting uterine cancer. They are also less prone to urinary tract infections and other disorders.
  • Spaying ends the heat cycle: Spayed female cats and dogs are free from the chance of getting uterine cancer. They are also less prone to urinary tract infections and other disorders.
  • No overpopulation: Spaying will prevent unwanted pregnancies, reducing the number of pups and kittens in shelters. 

 

Procedure for Neutering Your Male Cat or Dog

During the neutering procedure, your pet will be anesthetized. Your pet’s vital signs will be monitored. 
The veterinarian makes a small incision in the front of the scrotum. Each testicle is removed and the blood supply and the spermatic cord are tied off. The veterinarian closes the incision with sutures. Your pet will need a minimum of two weeks to heal. 

 

Procedure for Spaying Your Female Cat or Dog

Your pet will go under anesthesia. During the surgery, the veterinarian will make an incision in your pet’s abdomen, then remove the ovaries and/or uterus. The incision is then closed with several layers of stitches, which are removed after 10 to 14 days.  
Most spay/neuter skin incisions are fully healed within about 10 to 14 days. Don't bathe your pet or let them swim until their stitches are fully healed. 

 

Healthy Happy Pets

Though there is no age limit for getting your pet spayed or neutered, it is best to make them undergo the procedure at a young age. If your pet is in good health, the procedure is quick, safe and reliable, with multiple benefits for your pet. 
 
The optimal age to spay/neuter a cat is before it reaches 5 months of age. The optimal age to spay/neuter a dog is 6 months, but dogs of certain large breeds may benefit from waiting to neuter until 10-11 months of age. It is never too late to neuter a dog. 

 

Rivers Animal Hospital offers safe neutering and spaying solutions. All our services will help you enhance your pet’s lifespan and improve their quality of life. To learn more about our spay and neuter services in Winnipeg, reach out to a member ofour team at Rivers Animal Hospital now. We will be happy to help you with any concerns you may have. 

 

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At Rivers Animal Hospital, we understand that pets are part of your family and you want nothing but the best for them. Our compassionate and friendly team has years of experience and the best intentions when it comes to your pets. All our staff are qualified and offer only trusted services. Are you looking for reliable spaying and neutering services? Rivers Animal Hospital can help! Contact us now to schedule a visit. 

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