Spay and Neutering

Did you know according to several historical accounts, humans have been spaying or neutering pets and other animals as far back as 284 B.C.? In modern times, these procedures help prevent overpopulation that overwhelms rescues all over the world. They also have several health benefits for pets such as reduced risk of cancers, infections and aggressive behaviours.

Will spaying and neutering make my pet fat?

Not at all. This is a common myth among pet owners. The truth is lack of exercise and a poor diet are the main factors that lead to a pet gaining excess weight.

What is the difference between spaying and neutering a pet?

Spaying is the removal of the female reproductive organs while neutering is the removal of the male reproductive organs. Both procedures will permanently stop your pet from reproducing their own offspring.


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Last updated: May 5, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We are happy to welcome all clients back inside our hospital! Here is what to expect when you visit our hospital:

1. Face masks are now only required in the exam rooms.

2. Please email your order request to prescriptions@southshorevetservices.ca as our phone lines are very busy. Please include your pet’s name, the client name on file and the phone number on file as well as specific medications/food needed. We require 24 business hours for processing prescription refills.

3. We are now allowing clients to come in to the hospital to pick up orders that require payment.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We are looking forward to seeing you all again.

- The team at South Shore Veterinary Hospital