Spay or Neuter your Pet!
The SPCA-BC Spay/Neuter Clinic is here to ensure that every family can afford to spay or neuter their pets.
All procedures in our clinic are performed by a licensed veterinarian.
Please use our online scheduling link to schedule your pet’s appointment.
You will also need to provide a current rabies vaccination certificate for each pet you wish to schedule for a procedure. Not up to date? No problem. We will provide a rabies vaccine for an additional charge.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Spay/Neuter?
Spaying (Ovariohysterectomy) is the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus of female pets. Neutering (Castration) is the surgical removal of the testicles and spermatic cord of male pets.
What are some benefits of Spay/Neuter?
Healthy Pets. Spay/neuter improves your pet’s health, reducing or eliminating the risk of certain cancers and other diseases. Because spay/neuter often reduces the tendency to fight with other animals, it also protects your pet from fight-related injuries and from dangerous viruses spread through bite wounds. Spayed/neutered animals wander less and stay closer to home. As a result, they are less likely to become lost or be hit by cars. “Happy Families”. Spay/neuter reduces or eliminates spraying (marking objects with a spray of urine), yowling/howling, escaping, and other troublesome behaviors. You won’t have to deal with the mess or the inconvenience of a pet in heat (or a male pet reacting to a female in heat). You’ll be saved the considerable amount of time, money, and hassle (not to mention property damage) involved in raising a litter of puppies or kittens.
Healthy Communities. Spay/neuter has a direct impact on the incidence of dog bites in a community. The majority of dog bites (60-80%) are caused by intact male dogs. Pregnant or nursing female dogs are more likely to bite as well. Reducing your pet’s likelihood of biting or fighting may also help protect you from potential legal woes. Spayed/neutered pets are less likely to engage in behaviors that could cause problems with neighbors.
No More Homeless Pets. Spay/neuter directly impacts the number of animals that lose their lives in our shelters and on our streets. Having your pet spayed or neutered frees up homes for homeless pets that are already born. By getting your pet fixed, you are part of the campaign to reach the day when there are truly no more homeless pets!
How young can a dog or cat bE spayed/neutered?
Puppies and kittens can now be spayed very early, as young as eight weeks. Though they may seem fragile at that age, healthy puppies and kittens are actually quite strong and recover quickly from the surgery.
What if my cat is feral?
Spay/neuter can result in some behavior changes for the better! Spayed or neutered pets are often less aggressive, more relaxed, and even more affectionate. Contrary to what some people fear, pets show no signs of “missing” mating or breeding. Rather, they are more content without those raging hormones!
Will my pet become fat?
Just like people, pets become overweight when they eat too much and/or exercise too little. An appropriate diet and sufficient activity will keep your pet slender and healthy.
What if I want my kids to have the experience of raising puppies or kittens?
Contact us today and find out about our foster program for expectant and new mothers. Your family may be able to play a valuable role as a foster family for newborn puppies or kittens, giving them the great start in life they need!
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