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Dog Spaying and Neutering

Spaying or neutering your dog is a form of surgical reproductive sterilization. This is where the testicles (males) and ovaries and uterus (females) are removed surgically.

What does neutering/spaying a dog do?

The purpose of spaying or neutering your pet is to help reduce the unwanted pet population, reducing the risk of certain diseases (cancer), and to help reduce unwanted behavioural problems.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?

Spaying and neutering your dog is essential to their overall health. These procedures decrease the risk of multiple diseases, such as mammary tumours, reproductive cancers (ovarian and testicular), pyometra (infection of the uterus), and perianal tumours. Having an intact pet will also increase their risk to wander and get lost when looking to mate. It can also increase the risk of unwanted behavioural disorders and unwanted attention from other dogs.

How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?

Ideally, spaying and neutering should be done at approximately 6 months of age. This will vary based on the breed, large breed males may wait until closer to full grown size. For females, it is important to spay them before their first heat, this decreases their risk of mammary tumours.

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

The cost of spaying and neutering is usually based on the size of your pet. This is due to the number of anesthetics and pain medications required, which are all weight-based. These surgery packages also include exams before and after surgery, and intravenous fluids are used to keep your pet hydrated.

We recommend contacting the staff at Coxwell Animal Clinic for a specific estimate based on your pet and their needs.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 416.423.3042. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, & closed Saturday to Sunday

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

7. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Coxwell Animal Clinic