We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Spay and neuter services are two of the most common surgeries at Mountain Road Animal Hospital. We know putting your new puppy or kitten through a surgery that involved anesthetic can be frightening, but our highly skilled veterinary team is available to answer each of your questions and address all of your possible concerns. Spaying and neutering reduces or eliminates many risks for your young or new pets. Not only does it eliminate the possibility of unwanted pregnancies, it also helps with health risks, as well as behaviours related to hormonal development. Spaying and neutering helps to reduce the risk of uterine infection or prostate infection including cancers. The behaviours associated with not spaying or neutering can be hard on a pet’s family. Male pets exhibit many territorial issues in relation to the hormones they produce including increased sexual behaviour, and increase “spraying,” or marking of the territory. The odour associated with spraying is quite pungent and hard to get rid of. For male dogs, marking of the territory or territorial issues in general have proven to be related to other areas of aggression. We look forward to hearing from you.
As part of being a responsible pet owner, it is important to have your dog spayed or castrated.
Castration (neutering) is a surgical removal of testicles from the male dog. Spay is a surgical removal of the uterus and ovaries from the female dog.
Why is it important to neuter/spaying my dog?
It is important to neuter/spay your dog in order to help prevent certain types of diseases produced including infections in the uterus, mammary tumours, prostate and testicular cancer.
How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?
The ideal time to neuter your pet is between the age of 5-6 months. At this age, it is easier because puppies have not matured, and females have not gone into heat. The recovery time of your pet is shortened when this is done earlier than later. This conversation depending on your pet’s needs can be had with your veterinarian when you are in for your puppy visits.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
Cost varies from dog sizes. Please call us at 506-382-0061 for any pricing info.
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.
The following changes are effective as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.382.0061. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
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.
- Your dedicated team at Mountain Road Animal Hospital