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Cat Neutering and Spaying

We recommend having your cat spayed or neutered before they reach maturity. There are behavioural and health benefits to spaying or neutering your cat.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?


We recommend spaying/neutering cats at 6 months of age. In female cats, spaying prevents unwanted litters and heat cycles, reduces the risk of mammary (breast) cancer, prevents uterine infections, and helps reduce inappropriate urine marking. In male cats, neutering reduces the tendency to spray/urine mark, prevents unwanted pregnancies, prevents testicular cancer, and helps reduce roaming behaviour.

What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?


Spaying involves removal of the ovaries and uterus. Neutering involves removal of the testicles.

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Last updated: September 28, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


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.

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

- Your dedicated team at Barriefield Animal Hospital