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.
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.
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.
Dental disease in pets is an important topic in veterinary medicine and is constantly evolving. We have noticed an increasing amount of interest in the concept of dental cleaning and scaling of a pets’ teeth without the use of anesthesia.
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, and more! If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.
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 905-727-9449. 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.
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 - Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm - Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 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!