Spaying is a procedure that needs to be performed under general anesthesia and involves removing the ovaries and uterus to prevent your female pet from becoming pregnant. Spaying your pet is a safe procedure with minimal risks and can help your pet live a longer and healthier life. There are many benefits to spaying your pet which include preventing harmful infections and several types of cancer. We recommend spaying your pet at around 6 months of age before they have their first heat cycle.
Neutering is a procedure that needs to be performed under general anesthesia and involves removing your male pet’s testicles. The health benefits of neutering your male pet include greatly reducing or eliminating the risk of prostate and testicular cancer and can help your pet live a longer and healthier life. Other benefits include reducing or eliminating unwanted behaviours such as digging, roaming, fighting, spraying and more. Talk to your Veterinarian about when is the ideal time to neuter your pet.
Just as people require regular dental care in order to maintain overall health so do our pets. Dental disease is one of the most common ailments in adult dogs and cats and can lead to severe discomfort while contributing to other disease processes. As in humans, bacteria from infected tissues such as the gums can enter the bloodstream and affect major organs leading to disease. Prevention is best with respect to dental disease by means such as regular brushing, dental diets and chews, and most importantly a professional dental cleaning.
During a dental cleaning, which needs to be performed under general anesthesia the layers of hardened plaque are removed, the teeth are polished and any loose or infected teeth that are causing pain may be safely removed. This process allows your pet to eat and chew without discomfort, decreases the severity of bad breath and can even improve their overall health by removing major sources of bacteria that may be present above and below the gum line.