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.

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Cat Neutering and Spaying

Spaying and neutering is the most critical component of pet population control. Unfortunately, our shelters are still overwhelmed with a large number of dogs and cats that do not have homes. Spaying and neutering can ensure that we do not add to the issue of an excess of puppies or kitties that cannot find a loving home.

What is spaying or neutering?

Neutering (‘castration’) is performed on males. This surgery involves the removal of both testicles and therefore eliminates testosterone from the body. It prevents male cats from reproducing and helps control the pet population.

Spaying (‘ovariohysterectomy’) is performed on females. This surgery involves the removal of both ovaries and the uterus and eliminates estrogen from the body. It protects against unwanted pregnancies.

When should I spay or neuter my cat?

We recommend that cats be at least six months of age before spaying or neutering. This ensures that they are big enough and old enough to handle anesthesia well. This is also an excellent opportunity for us to ensure that all the adult teeth have erupted as they should and that no baby teeth remain (what we call ‘retained’ baby teeth).

If there are siblings of different sexes in the house, it is recommended to spay and neuter a bit earlier (typically around about five months) to ensure population control.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 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 Fairmont Animal Hospital