Spay and neuters are common surgeries performed at our veterinary clinic in Creston. They prevent unwanted puppies and kittens from being born and offer many health benefits.

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Keeping the Cat & Dog Population Happy & Healthy

At Creston Veterinary Hospital, we believe that the importance of spaying and neutering your cats and dogs cannot be understated. These procedures can set your pet up for lifelong good health and prevent shelters from becoming overrun with unwanted pets.

In addition to preventing unwanted pregnancies, these routine surgeries help your pets live longer, healthier lives by significantly lowering the risk of certain infections and cancers. Furthermore, spaying and neutering can help reduce behavioural issues such as aggression and roaming.

We take precautions to ensure a safe and successful procedure. These include pre-operative blood work as well as pain relief and monitoring during and after surgery. We will do everything possible to keep your dog or cat comfortable and pain-free from start to finish.

Spay & Neuter Surgery for Dogs & Cats in Creston

The Reality of Animal Shelters in Canada

The Canadian Humane Society and SPCA take in thousands of unwanted cats and dogs every year. This number does not include those taken in by private rescue agencies across the country.

One of the primary benefits of spaying and neutering is, for many people, reducing the number of unwanted dogs and cats filling Canadian shelters.

Spay & Neuter Procedures & Their Benefits

Veterinary spay and neuter procedures are some of the most commonly performed surgeries in veterinary medicine. They can protect your dog or cat's health and well-being, and also make them more manageable. Learn more about what happens during each procedure and the benefits you and your pet can experience:

Neutering (Males)

Neutering is a surgical procedure that removes the testicles from male cats and dogs, preventing them from fathering litters.

Cats: Neutering your cat can help to reduce unwanted behaviours such as spraying, roaming, and aggression toward other cats.

Dogs: Neutering your dog may help to reduce aggression, 'humping,' and attempts to escape your home or yard.

Spaying (Females)

Spaying is the surgical removal of a female cat or dog's reproductive organs. This operation keeps your cat or dog from becoming pregnant.

Cats: Spaying your cat may help prevent her from trying to escape, roaming, yowling and urinating outside the litter box.

Dogs: Spaying your dog prevents pyometra (womb infection) and mammary tumours by ending her heat cycle.

When to Spay or Neuter Your Cat or Dog

Nobody knows your cat or dog's health like their veterinarian. Although we provide general spay and neuter guidelines below, it is always best to seek advice from your veterinarian.

FAQs About Spaying & Neutering

Please read through the answers to these frequently asked questions about spay and neuter procedures from our clients.