We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Dog Spaying and Neutering

Every year in Canada our humane societies and animal shelters desperately try to find homes for thousands of stray and unwanted dogs. Spaying or neutering your pet will prevent unwanted litters and will reduce the burden on these organizations. According to the Canadian Medical Association, spaying and neutering can also positively impact on certain behaviours and prevent certain diseases.

What does neutering/spaying a dog do?


Neutering refers to the surgical removal of the testicles in a male dog and will remove the main source of testosterone. Spaying refers to the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus in a female dog which eliminates her heat cycles and the main source of estrogen and progesterone.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?


Spaying a female dog prior to her first heat can decrease the risk of reproductive cancer and eliminate the risk of unwanted pregnancy. Neutering can reduce male aggression and will reduce the incidence of prostate disease.

How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?


For the past 40 years veterinarians have been recommending that animals should be spayed or neutered at 6 months of age. New evidence exists that in certain large breed dogs who are prone to developing cancers that postponing neutering or spaying until they are 1.5 years of age is recommended. We will discuss what is best for your dog during our puppy visits.

How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?


All of our surgery and anesthetic fees are based on the breed, age and weight of the dog at the time of surgery. Please contact our clinic at 905-727-9449 and we will be happy to create a treatment plan that outlines the fees specifically for your dog.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 905-727-9449. We will bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will call you after the examination and update you on their findings and recommend a treatment plan, if needed. We ask that you pay over the phone with a credit card for your examination and necessary food and medications. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet and prescriptions, if needed.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN, but please call the clinic for updated hours.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Aurora Animal Clinic