Dog Spay & Neuter

Dog Spaying and Neutering

When a dog undergoes a spay or neuter surgery, they are having their reproductive organs removed to prevent pregnancy. It is important that your dog have this surgery performed as it prevents many unwanted behavioural traits as well as medical conditions.

What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?

These procedures make your dog sterile so that they are unable to reproduce. There is the disruption in the production of various hormones involved in animals being sexually mature.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?

It is important to spay or neuter your dog to prevent unwanted pregnancy as many shelters are already at capacity. These surgeries also help prevent certain medical diseases as well as unwanted behavioural traits.

How old should a dog be before they are neutered/spayed?

In general, we recommend dogs to have their spay or neuter surgery around 6 months of age. There are some situations where a different recommendation may be made by your veterinarian.


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Last updated: September 23, 2022.

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