Sterilization and veterinary surgery
Your veterinarian is also your pet's surgeon. The veterinarian will ensure that your pet’s surgical procedure, like the sterilization of cats and dogs, is completed in a safe and stress-free environment. Our team of experienced veterinarians and dedicated animal health technicians will take care of your beloved pet as if he were their own throughout his stay at the hospital. Your veterinarian will discuss any concerns you may have, as well as oversee the administration of medications following a protocol that is tailor-made for your pet. Devoted to your pet's comfort, the animal health technician will monitor your pet throughout his recovery, keeping him warm and relaxed in our patient incubator (size permitting, of course.) Afterwards,when you come in to pick up your companion, a member of our team will meet with you to answer any questions you may have and to go over the discharge instructions.
Our hospital is equipped to perform sterilization surgeries for both cats and dogs, as well as more complex procedures such as cystotomies (to remove bladder stones), certain orthopedic procedures, as well as those involving the digestive system.
Lase surgery offers many advantages over traditional surgery involving a scalpel. The laser cuts much more precisely with less damage to surround tissues. There are decreased risks of blood loss or swelling around the wound since the laser seals blood vessels and nerve endings. Stitches are still required after laser surgery, but your pet may be less inclined to lick his incision. Laser surgery is standard procedure for male dog neutering surgeries.
Sterilizing your cat or dog: a loving choice for your pet's health
By being sterilized, your pet will benefit from the following advantages:
- Longer lifespan. Did you know that a sterilized pet will live 2 years longer on average than a non-sterilized animal?
- Sterilization prevents some cancers (mammary tumours, uterine cancer, testicular cancer) and helps prevent certain other illnesses.
- Your female pet will no longer go into heat. These episodes (and their associated behaviours) can be difficult for both your pet, as well as for the rest of your family.
- Some behavioural problems can be avoided. A sterilized pet is less likely to run away, therefore decreasing the risks of serious accidents or fights with other animals.
- Decreasing pet overpopulation. Thousands of animals are euthanized every year, or are left homeless, because they could not find homes.