Spaying and neutering is one of the most responsible ways dog owners can care for their dog. Spaying refers to the removal of a female dog’s reproductive organs while neutering refers to the removal of testicles in males. The traditional age for spaying or neutering a dog is between six and nine months. However, each individual owner should discuss their specific circumstances with their veterinarian.
Neutering a dog is a surgical procedure to remove the testicles from a male dog. This procedure is recommended because:
- It reduces the risks of developing testicular and prostate cancer
- Reduces the risk of your dog getting infections
- Lessens the likelihood of behavioural problems
- Decreases your dog’s desire to roam in search of mates
Spaying is a surgical procedure that involves the complete removal of the uterus and both ovaries from a female dog. This surgery is recommended because:
- It eliminates any possibility of pregnancy
- Reduces the risk of life threatening uterine infections
- Ends all “heat” cycles and the desire to mate
Studies have determined that dogs that are spayed before their first heat cycle are much less likely to develop mammary cancer.
The Dog Hospital of Brampton is happy to assist is your dogs spaying or neutering needs. Call or email to book your appointment today.