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Spay and Neutering for Pets

Spaying and neutering are common surgeries that protect your pets from unwanted conditions and behavioural problems. Both procedures are widely performed to prevent unplanned pregnancies. At our hospital, we perform these routine surgeries regularly and provide the best follow-up care to ensure your pet stays healthy. To learn more about spaying or neutering your pet, reach out to us at 506.455.1700.

What is spaying and neutering?

Spaying and neutering are operations that prevent your pet from breeding. Neutering removes the testicles in males and is commonly referred to as having your pet “fixed.” Spaying is the female equivalent surgery and it removes the ovaries and uterus. Fredericton Animal Hospital is one of the few clinics in Canada offering laparoscopic spays. With this procedure, female patients experience 65% less pain and recover much faster as it is less invasive.

When should I have my pet spayed or neutered?

If your goal is to prevent your pet from reproducing, it is recommended that they receive the surgery before the age of 6 months. 6 months is around the time that pets begin the heat cycle where they seek out other pets to reproduce.

Can older pets be spayed or neutered?

Yes! Although prior to 6 months is the ideal age to spay or neuter pets, it is possible for them to have the surgery if they are older. At our hospital we will perform tests as we do for all procedures to ensure your older pet is healthy and can undergo the surgery.

What are the benefits of spaying or neutering my pet?

Spaying and neutering are mainly known for preventing unwanted litters. There are other benefits to having your pet spayed or neutered, here are a few:

1. Prevents breast and prostate cancer as well as uterine infections. Many pets who weren’t spayed or neutered later developed these illnesses.
2. Reduces the stray population by preventing unwanted litters. Irresponsible breeding contributes to attack from stray animals and overburdened animal shelters.
3. Lessens the development of bad behaviours in your pet. Spayed or neutered pets are more affectionate and make better companions. A male pet that hasn’t been neutered is more likely to bite, hump, attack or spray furniture inside the home. Female pets who haven’t been spayed may roam or stray in order to procreate.
4. Other procedures can be performed simultaneously when your pet is being spayed or neutered.

Last updated: October 20, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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

  • We are currently allowing 1 client per pet appointment to enter the hospital.
  • For everyone's safety, we have social distancing protocols in place and all staff and clients must wear a mask.
  • All exam rooms are disinfected between each appointment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method. Cash will be accepted if necessary.
  • If you need to purchase food, please order online or drop by the clinic during regular hours. Shipping is free for online orders over $100 and only $5 for orders over $50.
  • For prescription refills, complete the online refill order form or text 506.455.1700. Ordering online is the fastest and easiest way to obtain a medication refill.
  • 3. CANCELLATION POLICY

    Clients must confirm their appointments 24 hours before their scheduled time slot at the latest. We will cancel appointments of clients who do not confirm and give the appointment to waitlisted patients.

    4. ZERO TOLERANCE AGAINST ABUSE

    We reserve the right to refuse service to clients who verbally, emotionally, or physically harm any of our teammates.

    5. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday to Sunday: CLOSED

    Please note that after 6:00pm, our phone lines will be answered by our triage service, Guardian Vets.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Fredericton Animal Hospital