Spay and Neutering for Pets

Spay and neutering your pets not only limits your pet’s ability to mother or father a litter but also supports their reproductive health. In our surgical suite, we do our best to ensure your pet has a safe and successful operation. Though this procedure has a few risks, we can have faith in our team’s ability to execute this surgery with care and efficiency.

How does the procedure work?

For this surgery, your pet will need to go under general anesthesia. The anesthesia ensures your pet is asleep for the entire procedure and won’t feel any pain while we’re operating. We take every precaution to ensure your pet is safe during the procedure, including monitoring their vitals and how they’re responding to the anesthesia. We’ll remove your female pet’s ovaries and uterus through a small cut in the stomach. For male pets, we remove their testicles.

What changes will I notice in my pet post-surgery?

Spay and neutering is a major surgery so your pet might not seem like their usual selves immediately after the procedure. Other pets are as active as usual. We will give your pet pain medicine, but they still might experience some pain or discomfort. Please contact us 204.488.1843 if any of these signs persist longer than a few days:

  • Trembling or shaking
  • Whining constantly
  • Lying down in usual positions
  • Attempting to chew or lick their incisions
  • Being less social or hiding

    How should I care for my pet after surgery?

    Our veterinary team will provide you with specific post-surgery care instructions you should follow as closely as possible. These include ensuring your pet doesn’t like or bite their incisions, ensuring your pet is eating/stays hydrated and limiting your pet’s more active play like swimming or running for at least a week.

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Measures we are taking

    Last updated: July 26, 2021

  • We are allowing 1 client per appointment to accompany their pet into the exam room.
  • We will have a maximum capacity of 8 people inside our waiting room, but our door will be open. We ask that if you see 8 people inside to kindly wait outside the door for someone to leave.
  • Please sanitize your hands upon entering.
  • Face masks are still required and must be worn properly.
  • Contactless appointments are available if you prefer not to come inside.
  • We are maintaining a NO CASH policy, Debit/Credit only.
  • Curbside pick-up for food and medication will still be available if preferred. Don't forget you can take advantage of ordering your pet's food through our online store. Our clinic cat, Tazz, demonstrates how to wear a mask. Stay safe, everyone!