Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

Dog wearing a cone and lying down

Dog Spaying and Neutering

Neutering is an important preventative procedure for pets as it can prevent disease and unwanted behaviours.

What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?

It will prevent animals from getting diseases associated with the genital organs. Removal of the uterus and testicles will prevent testicular neoplasia and certain prostatitis diseases. Spaying will prevent unwanted pregnancy, tumours, etc.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?

Neutering and spaying has multiple benefits. Neutering will prevent unwanted behaviour like roaming, marking, and aggression. It also prevents testicular tumours and certain prostatitis diseases. Spaying will prevent unwanted pregnancy and tumours of the uterus and ovaries. It will also prevent mammary masses if carried out early enough and prevent pyometra which is a life threatening medical condition.

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

At 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.

Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 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. 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 Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

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

Your dedicated team at Muskoka Animal Hospital