Spay and Neutering Services for Pets

To make life easier for your pet and everyone else in your family, spay and neuter surgeries are necessary. These surgeries not only improve your pet’s behaviours, they can also prevent them from developing diseases as they get older. Spay and neuter surgery are common procedures that we perform at our hospital. We follow strict protocols to monitor your loyal companions all throughout their operation.

What is spaying and neutering?

Both are common surgical procedures performed on pets. Spaying is a procedure that prevents females from getting pregnant or reproducing. During spay surgery the ovaries and uterus are removed. On the other hand, neutering is an operation that removes the testicles in male pets.

When should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

To avoid unplanned pregnancies or undesirable behaviour in your pet, it’s best to have them spayed or neutered before the heat cycle begins. This means that cats should be spayed or neutered before six months and dogs before six and a half months old. For more information on when you should spay or neuter your pet please reach out to our veterinarians. Call us at 613.531.3334.

What are the benefits of spay and neuter surgery?

The most known benefit of spay and neuter surgery is the prevention of unwanted litters. In addition to this, there are many other health benefits for your pet.

  • Better mannerisms and behaviours in your pet. Without neuter surgery male pets are more inclined to hump, spray, fight and roam in search of females to procreate with.
  • Prevents ovarian, prostate cancer and uterine infections. If the surgery is done before the first heat cycle the chances of developing cancer at an older age are significantly reduced.
  • Other procedures can be performed at the same time, for example microchipping and dental cleanings.

    My pet is older, can they get spay or neuter surgery?

    Yes! As long as your pet is healthy enough for surgery they can be spayed or neutered.

  • Last updated: March 18, 2022.

    Dear Clients,

    With the upcoming changes to masking requirements for Ontario, we wanted to keep everyone updated on our protocols. We have decided that our clinic will continue with mandatory face masks after March 21, 2022. This will be for all staff and all clients entering the clinic.

    We understand that this may not be the update that some were hoping for. Our team continues to work in close quarters, it’s imperative that we continue to take these safety measures. This will help ensure that we can operate properly and continue to provide the best medical care for your pets. It has been so nice to welcome clients back into the clinic. With our exam room size and length of time spent with you, our doctors appreciate your compliance with our face mask requirements and hope this will continue.

    As always, as things change we will continue to update our protocols as we feel necessary.

  • For medication/food pickup and payments, a maximum of 2 people are allowed in reception at one time. Upon arrival please call us at 613-531-3334.
  • Only 1 client will be allowed into the exam rooms at this time due to insufficient social distancing space
  • Face masks are mandatory when interacting with our team
  • Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us all stay healthy. Please be considerate of our staff. We ask only for courtesy and kindness when working with our team as they continue to work tirelessly to provide the best level of care for your pet during these trying times.

    – Your dedicated team at Sims Animal Hospital