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Dog Spaying and Neutering

Ovariohysterectomy (spaying) and castration (neutering) of dogs at the appropriate age, helps dogs to live longer lives with less potential for illnesses. We can help limit the number of animals in shelters, as well by preventing unwanted pregnancies.

What does neutering/spaying a dog do?

Neutering and spaying remove the reproductive organs of dogs. In females, the uterus and both ovaries are removed and this prevents dogs from going into “heat” and makes it impossible for them to get pregnant. Neutering male dogs involve removing both testicles. This prevents the desire to breed and helps to stop ‘marking’ with urine in the house.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?

Neutering and spaying dogs involve the surgical removal of reproductive organs. This can help to prevent possible illnesses caused by testosterone or estrogen hormones, such as testicular cancer and mammary tumours.

How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?

Six months is the earliest recommended age that dogs are spayed or neutered. Some larger breed dogs do better health wise if they are neutered after they are full grown. Our veterinarians can help determine the best time to neuter or spay your pet.

How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?

The cost for a spay or neuter is dependent on the age and weight of your pet. Please visit or contact the team at North Hill Animal Hospital and we can provide you with all the information about the surgery and cost.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are 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

3. 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.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED


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.

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

- Your dedicated team at North Hill Animal Hospital