Your Local Vet Clinic and Animal Hospital
4213 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton AB

4213 Calgary Trail NW

Edmonton AB, T6J 5P4

(587) 557-2210

Your Local Vet Clinic and Animal Hospital

Spay, Neuter, and Routine Surgeries

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At Gateway Vet Centre, we have a team dedicated to any surgery your pet may need. If this is your first time planning surgery for your pet, don’t worry. We’re here to answer any questions you may have and will walk you through the process, no matter how long it might take.

Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering is a way to prevent your dog or cat from producing or getting pregnant. The vet will eliminate the conceptive organs (counting the uterus and ovaries) for spaying. On the contrary, neutering is the surgical removal of the testicles. Most pet owners choose to get either procedure for their pet since it prevents pregnancy and potential behavior issues.

Today, there are 160 million pet dogs and cats, while two percent of that number are euthanized in shelters. Many of those euthanizations are a result of unwanted pregnancies. Hence, pet owners need to spay or neuter their pets to avoid an unwanted pregnancy.

Routine Pet Surgeries to Know

We understand that it tends to be overwhelming to discover that your pet requires surgery. At Gateway Vet Centre, our vets don’t settle on recommending surgery lightly. If a method is suggested, you can guarantee it’s in your pet’s best interest. Regardless, a few common routine pet surgeries to know include:

Spay – It removes a dog’s ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. The surgery makes the dog incapable of reproducing and wipes out her heating cycle and reproducing behavior-related conduct.

Neuter – Neutering is the careful removal of the testicles. Removing the testicles eliminates the primary source of testosterone in the body, causing changes in sex drive, chemical-related ways of behaving, and chemical-related wellbeing concerns.

Dental Extractions – If your pet has a tooth tainted or the mash is uncovered, a dental extraction is done to remove the affected tooth.

Benign Skin Growths – Lipomas are harmless growths made out of fat and are typically under the skin of moderately aged to older pets. Surgery is only recommended when the lipoma is too giant and affects mobility.

Spay, Neuter, and Routine Surgeries FAQ

We suggest holding on until your dog is around six months old and possibly later for larger canines. The advantages are significantly more articulated in bigger dogs, yet there isn’t much contrast for lap dogs. Remember to spay your dog unless you plan on breeding them someday.

Your pet will require at least 14 days to completely recuperate from spaying and neutering. Many pet owners imagine that neutering male canines is a more straightforward strategy and has a faster recuperation time. Realize that’s false and to expect two weeks in either scenario.

Ensure you place your pet in a quiet spot, in faint light, during the recuperation cycle. The bed should be comfortable, and the room temperature should relax your pet. If you have different pets at home or kids, get them far from your pet.

Gateway vet centre and emergency vet clinic was established with an aim to serve our Edmonton pet community and provide honest, reliable and independent advice that is evidence-based. We are open late and open 7 days a week and 365 days a year. We accept walk-ins normally. (Right now we appreciate if you call us ahead due to COVID restrictions.) 

Gary Vet

Gateway Veterinary Centre is a full-service canine and feline hospital in the heart of South Edmonton. Our newly-built veterinary clinic is easily accessible by Whitemud Drive, Gateway Boulevard and Calgary Trail. We are located next to LA Fitness and CIBC Bank.

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