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.

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Dog Spaying and Neutering

One aspect of responsible pet ownership is having your dog spayed or neutered. Not only are you helping to control pet overpopulation, spaying and neutering can help completely eliminate or significantly reduce the risk of a dog developing certain health and behaviour issues.

What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?


Neutering is the removal of the testicles in a male dog. Spaying is the removal of the ovaries and uterus in a female dog.

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


Dogs should be around six months old before they are spayed or neutered. Under certain circumstances, they can be done at a younger age. We do recommend females to be spayed at 6 months of age. For male dogs, some people prefer to wait until they are fully grown, at around 18 months of age before they are neutered. This will sometimes give them a more “male” appearance or prevent some joint issues later in life. However, if at any point, your male dog starts displaying undesirable behavioural attributes, we would not recommend waiting to have it done! It is also best to not spay your female dog while they are in heat, or within 2 months of a heat to allow the uterus to return back to its normal size.

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


The price will vary based on the gender and weight of your dog and sometimes whether or not they have had puppies or are overweight. There are also some elective procedures you may wish to have done at the same time as their surgery which will affect the price. Feel free to call our office and we can give you a more accurate estimate tailored to your pet’s needs.

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Last updated: September 14, 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. 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 - please note that evening appointments are only available for vaccination clinics:

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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 Aylmer Veterinary Clinic