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Dog Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering are important procedures that will bring your dog many benefits, throughout his or her life. Here at Mill Creek, we do an ovariohysterectomy (removal of the uterus and both ovaries), commonly called spaying and for males, it is a castration (removal of both testes), commonly called neutering.

What does neutering/spaying a dog do?

Neutering and spaying a dog will eliminate the chances of an unwanted litter. Your female puppy won’t go into heat. When they go into heat, they advertise to the males by yowling and urinating more frequently, including in the house. Your male puppy will be less likely to roam away from home. He will also be less likely to mark his territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over. Doing these procedures decreases undesirable behaviours, helps prevent mammary tumours, testicular cancer and more.

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?

Spaying and neutering are important procedures that will bring your dog many benefits, throughout his or her life. It will help decrease behavioural issues, less escaping out of yards in search of a partner, pregnancies and overpopulation, and certain types of cancer.

How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?

Usually we recommend neutering/spaying at 5-6 months of age, although it can be case dependent.

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

Please call the clinic to inquire about the prices of the surgeries.

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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:

- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 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 Mill Creek Animal Hospital