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Dog Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering (surgical sterilization) make reproduction impossible; therefore helping to reduce pet overpopulation. Spaying or neutering your dog can also help to improve their overall health and behaviour, which contributes to their quality of life.

What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?


Spaying or neutering prevents dogs from reproducing.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?


Spaying or neutering your dog will improve their quality of life by preventing unwanted litters, infections and cancers (among other diseases).

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


Your dog should be at least 6 months of age.

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


For pricing, please contact the hospital, and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.

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Last updated: February 28, 2022.

Dear Clients,

Effective Tuesday March 1st, we will once again be allowing one pet parent to accompany their pet into their appointment. We will continue to allow two family members to attend end of life appointments.

We are happy to accommodate with a curbside appointment should you prefer or if you are feeling under the weather.

Please remember kindness matters! Disrespectful or unkind behaviour toward our team will not be tolerated and may result in refusal of service.

- Your dedicated team at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital