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Cat Neutering and Spaying

The most obvious reason to have your cat spayed or neutered is to help reduce pet overpopulation. There are so many cats that already need good fur-ever homes. There are also many health benefits and advantages to spaying or neutering your cat. Spaying has been shown to reduce mammary cancers and infections. For male cats, neutering can reduce undesirable behaviours, such as spraying, and prevents diseases.

What is spaying or neutering?

Spaying is the common term used to describe the surgical procedure known as an ovariohysterectomy. In this procedure, the ovaries and uterus are removed completely in order to sterilize a female cat. Neutering involves the surgical removal of both testicles.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?

At six months of age, we advise spaying or neutering all cats that are not intended for breeding. Our veterinarians are happy to answer any questions you may have about this important procedure for your pet.

What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?

We recognize that having your pet spayed or neutered is a major surgery and a big day for both you and your cat. As responsible pet parents, we know the importance of having the surgery done. Our team will help you every step of the way. South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital offers surgical laser surgery which greatly minimizes bleeding and reduces the pain and swelling associated with surgery. During the procedure, a registered veterinary technician continually assesses your pet’s vital signs, and we use several monitoring devices during your pet’s anesthetic. After surgery, your kitten will receive therapeutic laser for pain relief, which will make recovery a lot more comfortable for him or her.

COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members

We are not accepting new patients at this time due to higher than normal case-loads, and pet boarding services are suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. 

Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her. Whenever possible, please send someone who is not experiencing respiratory symptoms to the appointment with your pet.

The following changes are effective as of March 2nd, 2022:

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur. 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email at info@southburnabyvethospital.com or by phone at 604-526-0334.

- Your dedicated team at South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital