Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Neutering and spaying your dog is an important and responsible decision, as it prevents unplanned breedings and helps to control the pet overpopulation. There are also many health and behavioural benefits that are associated with neutering/spaying our pets such as decreased risk of certain cancers.
A neuter or spay prevents a dog from being able to reproduce. A neuter is for male dogs and involves removing both testicles. A spay procedure is for female dogs and involves removing the ovaries and uterus.
Why is it important to neuter/spaying my dog?
Neutering and spaying prevents overpopulation of pets and has many health benefits. Because the testicles, ovaries and uterus are removed, these animals cannot get cancer associated with these organs. If we spay a female prior to her first heat, we can decrease her risk of breast cancer to 0.5%. If she has two heat cycles, her risk increases to 26%! Females may also develop a potentially fatal bacterial infection of the uterus termed pyometra and this can be avoided through a spay. There are some behavioural benefits as well! Intact males are more likely to escape and run away if they smell a female in heat, as well as urine mark in the house. In some cases, aggression related issues may be reduced as well.
How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?
We recommended performing a neuter or spay at 6 months of age.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
Please contact us to discuss the costs associated with spaying or neutering your dog.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 416-752-5114. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method. Cash will not be accepted at this time.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm - Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm - Wednesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm - Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm - Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!