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Cat Neutering and Spaying

Spaying or neutering your cat is essential to control unwanted pregnancies and to help reduce the overpopulation of strays. Spaying and neutering (castration) are routinely done at Acadia Veterinary Hospital, using sterile techniques and registered veterinary technician (RVT) monitoring.

What is spaying or neutering?


Spaying is the common term used to describe the surgical procedure known scientifically, as an ovariohysterectomy. In this procedure, the ovaries and uterus are removed completely in order to sterilize a female cat. Neutering and castration are the common terms used to describe the surgical procedure known scientifically, as an orchidectomy. In this procedure, both testicles are removed in order to sterilize a male cat.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?


We recommend that all non-breeding cats be sterilized and neutered. Several health benefits are associated with this. Spaying your cat eliminates the risk of pregnancy and the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer. Also, spaying significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer. Finally, cats with diabetes or epilepsy benefit from being spayed. Neutering male cats markedly alter negative behaviour like territorial marking with urine, reduction in the offensive odour of the urine and diminish the desire to fight with other cats. Fighting leads to severe infections and abscesses and prevents these cats from reproducing.

What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?


It is recommended to neuter and spay your cat before the onset of puberty. Puberty normally begins between 6 and 10 months of age. It is becoming more common to perform this procedure at an early age, such as 4 months. Basically, your cat will be examined and then admitted. In all cases, a wellness blood panel is recommended to access the metabolic health of your cat. Then, your cat will undergo a general anesthetic, the surgical sites will be prepared for surgery and proper pain management treatment is instituted. Then the procedure will be done! Patients recover in an incubator for proper heat control and observation. Post-operative instructions are prepared for all patient and these are discussed when the animals go home (usually the same day).

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Last updated: September 11, 2020

Chers clients,

Nous sommes tous conscients de la situation que nous avons vécue dans les derniers mois avec l'arrivée du Covid -19. Due aux défis causés par ces circonstances, nous avons décidé de fermer temporairement l'Hôpital Vétérinaire Acadia. A partir de lundi le 14 septembre, 2020, notre équipe sera consolidé avec celle de l’Hôpital Moncton Animal Hospital.

Dans les jours à suivre nous communiquerons avec nos clients qui ont des rendez-vous & chirurgies prévues afin de les re-planifier à l'Hôpital Moncton Animal Hospital avec Dr. Boutet.

Nous vous remercions à l’avance pour votre patience et votre collaboration pendant cette période hors de l’ordinaire. Nous souhaitons que vous, votre famille et vos animaux soyez sains et saufs.

Sincèrement

Votre équipe de l'hôpital vétérinaire Acadia

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To our valued Acadia Veterinary Hospital clients:

We are all aware of the rapidly changing situation we have faced over the last few months. Due to the ongoing challenges brought on by COVID-19, we have decided to temporarily close Acadia Veterinary Hospital. This is effective starting Monday September 14, 2020. We have consolidated the team with our Moncton Animal Hospital location so that we can continue to care for your pets.

In the coming days, we will contact clients who have appointments and surgeries booked to reschedule them to Moncton Animal Hospital with Dr Boutet.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. We hope that you, your family and pets all continue to stay healthy and safe.

The dedicated team at Acadia Veterinary Hospital