Frequently Asked Questions About Spaying/Neutering Pets
Clients typically have LOTS of questions about spaying/neutering their pets. We're here to help! In this blog post, we've answered some of the most frequently asked questions we see in regards to spaying and neutering.
What will it cost to get my pet spayed/neutered?
There are a lot of variables in determining how much spaying/neutering your pet will cost, but you can typically expect the price for these operations to run between $50-$500. The costs at the lower end of this range are usually provided by low cost spay and neuter clinics.
When is the best time to spay or neuter my pet?
The answer can vary, so we recommend going over this question with your local veterinary professional to determine the best course of action for you and your pet. Typically, the best time to neuter your pet can when they are as young as 6-8 weeks old, although the risks associated with anesthesia are more significant at a younger age. Older female pets that have never got spayed are at a higher risk as well. Older males that are not neutered are at risk for prostate disease or tumours on their testicles. There is no age limit for the procedure if your pet is or has always been healthy.
What are the risks associated with spay & neutering?
Like with any medical procedure for humans or pets, there are risks, but neutering/spaying is one of the most common surgical procedures that veterinarians perform and the vast majority of the time is successful. During the surgery, the risks associated with anesthesia are a factor, but are infrequent. Your pet will also never feel pain during these procedures because of the medications that are provided.
Will my pet hate me after I get them neutered or spayed?
Absolutely not! If anything, your pet is likely to show more affection towards you, with their behavior changing for the better. This will be because your pet will be less aggressive, less sexually frustrated, and more attentive and energetic, due to not having the urge to mate.
Considering getting your pet spayed/neutered? We here at Barlow Trail Animal Hospital have been performing these procedures successfully since 2017 and are proud to provide Calgarians with high-quality veterinary services. We are here when your little ones need us. Contact us today at 587-393-8387 to request an appointment.