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.
Part of responsible cat ownership is deciding whether your cat should be allowed to reproduce. If you decide that you do not wish for your cat to have kittens, then they will need to have their spay or neuter surgery performed.
When a cat undergoes spay or neuter surgery, they are having their reproductive organs removed to prevent pregnancy. This is a routine surgery performed at Seneca Animal Clinic Monday through Thursday.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
We recommend having your cat spay or neuter surgery performed prior to sexual maturity, usually around 6 months of age.
What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?
On the day of your cat’s surgery, he or she will be admitted to the hospital in the morning and will receive a full physical exam by one of our veterinarians. Once your cat is deemed healthy for surgery, a small blood sample will be collected to check their blood sugar, kidney function and red blood cell count. Your pet will be given an intravenous catheter. They will be placed under general anesthesia and receive an injection of pain medication. All cat spays are placed on intravenous fluids and hooked to a Cardell machine. This constantly monitors their blood pressure, oxygen, temperature and ECG during the surgery. Cat spays require an incision into the abdomen in order to visualize and remove the ovaries and uterus. A cat neuter requires 2 scrotal incisions be made over the testicles for removal.
As your pet gets older, they need to get regular check-ups with your vet to make sure they are fit and healthy. Senior pets are more likely to have health issues, and monitoring with routine check-ups and bloodwork is a perfect way of keeping ahead of any illness.
Thank you for choosing Seneca Animal Clinic for your pets' veterinary needs. As we continue to adjust to the "new normal," we have implemented new protocols to keep you and our team safe.
It is still preferred that you stay in your vehicle while we bring your pet in for their appointment. However, as of August 14, 2020, we will be allowing one client to accompany their pet during their visit for urgent, new puppy/kitten, or euthanasia appointments.
Should you choose to come in with your pet, we kindly ask that you comply with the following protocols:
Our doors will remain locked. Please call us at 416.494.1109 upon your arrival.
Face coverings must be worn to enter the clinic.
Physical distance with staff and other clients while inside the building.
Use hand santizing station upon entry.
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".
If you wish to wait in your vehicle during the appointment, when you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. 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.
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.
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.
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!