Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 506.382.0061. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Mountain Road Animal Hospital