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Cat Neutering and Spaying

In addition to controlling the overpopulation of cats, spaying/neutering your pet is a responsible choice that also has many health and behaviour-related benefits.

What is spaying or neutering?


Spaying and neutering is the process of removing the reproductive organs, testicles in males and ovaries and uterus in females.

Spaying (Ovariohysterectomy)
Spaying a female cat involves the removal of almost the entire reproductive tract including the ovaries and the uterus [“ovario-” (ovaries), “-hyster-” (uterus), “-ectomy” (removal)]. A cat spay is a major abdominal surgery, hopefully, the most major your cat will ever need. Although a major surgery, it is one of the surgeries veterinarians perform often.

Neutering
Neutering involves complete removal of the male testicles. This surgical procedure has few risks and a quick recovery.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?


Our veterinarians can help you determine the best time to neuter or spay your pet. Six months of age is the most often recommended.

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Last updated: August 9, 2022.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies. Here is what you can expect during your next visit:

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  • Although restrictions have been lifted in the province, we ask that clients wear a mask if accompanying a pet inside the hospital.
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  • Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Centretown Veterinary Hospital