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Cat Neutering and Spaying

Spaying and neutering at the appropriate age is a big part of being a responsible pet owner. It helps with keeping overpopulation at a minimum as shelters are almost always overflowing with cats. Spaying and neutering early enough can help prevent some medical issues such as infections in the uterus and certain cancers. These problems can be quite severe. It can also help discourage unwanted behaviours such as spraying, fighting and excessive vocalizing.

What is spaying or neutering?


Spaying is the term for female cats and is the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus. Neuter is the term for male cats and is the surgical removal of the testicles. Both of these procedures are routinely done at our clinic.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?


Six months old is the recommended age to spay or neuter your cat because it is usually before their first heat cycle. Spaying/neutering decreases specific health issues such as mammary tumours for females and testicular cancer for males. It also reduces the chance of developing unwanted behaviours. If you have any questions about either procedure, you can call our clinic. Our staff members can help answer any questions you have.

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the 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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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

- Your dedicated team at Animal Medical Centre North