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Cat Spaying and Neutering

Cat Neutering and Spaying

Annex Animal Hospital provides professional spay/neuter surgery services for cats and kittens. Every patient is cared for and monitored by our professional, gentle, animal-loving team of veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians. Each patient receives supportive care such as intravenous fluid therapy, warm blankets and medications for pain control while in our hospital. Our spay/neuter patients are usually discharged from the hospital on the same day as the surgery is performed. You will receive complete care instructions and post-operative pain medications once they are discharged from the hospital by one of our registered veterinary technicians. We will be more than happy to answer any of your questions about the post-surgical recovery process.

What’s the importance of spay and neuter surgery for pets?


Pets that are spayed or neutered at six months of age will benefit greatly from the surgery. With female pets, estrus (known as heat) will be eliminated, and they will no longer experience the “heat cycle.” The surgery also reduces the chances of female pets developing breast tumours, ovarian cysts, and uterine infections as they grow older.

Male pets may display significantly less aggression and territorial behaviours such as urine spraying in male cats. Male pets will also have a decreased chance of developing perineal hernias and several types of cancer later in life.

The benefits of having your pet spayed or neutered will not only benefit your companion and household but will also have a positive impact on the community as it reduces the likelihood of unexpected puppies and kittens.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?


Once your kitten is fully vaccinated, we highly recommend they be spayed or neutered. Talk to your veterinarian during your kitten’s visit about the health and behavioural benefits of the procedure. We usually suggest cats are spayed or neutered between the ages of four and six months of age.

How do I care for my cat during recovery from spay/neuter surgery?


We discharge our spay/neuter patients the same day so that they may recover under your loving care in the comfort of their own home. You will receive complete care instructions and post-operative pain medications once your cat is discharged from the hospital by one of our registered veterinary technicians. We will be more than happy to answer any of your questions about the post-surgical recovery process. We will follow-up with you by telephone the day after surgery but you are welcome to call us anytime if there are questions or concerns about your cat’s recovery.

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Last updated: November 30, 2021

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As we approach the holiday season, please note our holiday hours:

December 24: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
December 25/26/27: Closed
December 31: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
January 1 and 2: Closed

Please order your pet's prescriptions and pet foods early during the holiday season to avoid delays. We require one week's notice for prescription refills. Our front door is currently open for picking up pre-ordered food and medications only. If you prefer not to come inside, please call upon arrival and we will be happy to bring your order outside.

Our veterinarians are currently seeing all patients by appointment ONLY. We are currently operating with both curbside and in office appointments. We have limited capacity to accommodate indoor appointments but please let us know your preference at the time of booking and we will do our very best to accommodate your request. Please note, for safety reasons, you will be asked to wait behind a clear screen while speaking with the veterinarian. Your pet will be examined by the veterinarian while one of our assistants holds them. We appreciate your patience and understanding as these appointments take a little longer than normal.  

How do curbside / closed-door appointments work?
Please come to the back door for your appointment and call 416-537-3128 upon arrival. A veterinarian will speak with you over the phone and a veterinary assistant will come out to collect your pet for an examination. After examining your pet, the doctor will follow-up on the phone with their findings and recommendations. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your pets. Please let us know in advance if they have any special needs.
 
How to collect food and prescription orders:
We can now allow up to 2 people inside the hospital to pick up prescriptions and food. Please call ahead at 416-537-3128.

For faster service, we suggest ordering pet supplies and food through our online store. Delivery is free with purchases over $100.00. It's easy! Just click ONLINE STORE on our website to sign up.

Payment Methods:
We are currently accepting all payment methods. However, credit or debit cards are preferred.
 

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Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- The team at Annex Animal Hospital