Spaying & Neutering
We want to help you make your pet’s health a priority even when finances are tight - that’s why we offer direct billing to pet insurance and financing options!
Whether you have a pet emergency or are driving by and want to see if you can get an appointment with a vet - we always welcome walk-ins!
If you won’t be able to drop off your pet at the time of your scheduled appointment you are welcome to drop them off and pick them up after.
Calgary’s Most-Trusted Spay & Neuter Clinic
Bringing your pet to our Calgary spay & neuter clinic is a way to practice responsible pet ownership. These surgeries decrease the risk of cancer in your pet (breast, uterine and testicular). Spaying and neutering also help fight pet overpopulation and can mitigate behavioural issues like aggression and marking.
WHAT WE DO
- Dental care
- Laboratory Testing
- Blood Testing
- Urine Testing
- Fecal Testing
- Pet Health
- Flea Prevention
- Heartworm/Parasite Prevention
- Litter Exams
SPAYING & NEUTERING PROCESS
Book an appointment online or through calling our office.
Come into our clinic with your pet. We will assess your pet the morning of the procedure to ensure they are healthy to undergo anesthesia and complete pre-anesthetic blood work if required.
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One of our professionals will place an intravenous catheter for safety and to allow IV fluids during the procedure. Your pet will be sedated and then placed under general anesthetic. While under anesthetic your pet’s vitals will be monitored.
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A veterinarian will spay or neuter your pet. When the procedure is over, we will wake up your pet and continue to monitor them for some time to ensure safety.
Barlow Trail Animal Hospital - Calgary Spay & Neuter Clinic
At Barlow Trail Animal Hospital we are an experienced Calgary spay & neuter clinic. During a spay procedure, a small incision will be created in the abdomen and an ovariohysterectomy, the removal of the ovaries and uterus, will be performed. Dissolvable suture will be used to close the incision. For a neuter procedure, a small incision will be made in the scrotum, the testicles will be removed and the vas deferens tied off. Sutures may be used to close the incision depending on the species. During your pet’s procedure, they will be sedated and then placed under general anesthetic. While under anesthetic, your pet’s heart rate, breath, temperature, capillary fill, blood pressure and blood oxygen saturation will be monitored. When the procedure is finished, we will wake your pet up and continue to monitor them post-surgery to ensure their safety.
Calgary Spay & Neuter Clinic
We are proud proponents of preventative pet care and comprehensive veterinary services. Spaying or neutering your dog or cat has many benefits including disease prevention – helping your furry friend live a longer, healthier life. At Barlow Trail Animal Hospital we are a close-knit team that remember and care about each pet and owner that come through our doors. We know your pets are part of your family so we are committed to giving every pet owner time and attention so we understand your concerns and leave you feeling confident and assured.
By spaying or neutering your pet, you’ll help control the pet homelessness crisis, which results in millions of healthy dogs and cats being euthanized each year simply because there aren’t enough homes to go around. There are also medical and behavioural benefits to spaying (female pets) and neutering (male pets) your animals.
Some of the medical benefits:
- Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.
- Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.
Some behavioural benefits:
- Your spayed female pet won’t go into heat.
- Your male dog will be less likely to roam away from home.
- Your neutered male may be better behaved.
Cats – Around 6 months. For males, it is best to wait until both testicles have descended, this usually occurs by 6 months. For females, we generally like to wait until 6 months.
Dogs – It depends. In general, it is around 6 months. For males, it is best to wait until both testicles have descended, this usually occurs by 6 months. Females we generally like to wait until 6 months. However, depending on the breed, it may be best to wait until 1 year. If you have any questions please contact us for a recommendation.