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Spaying and Neutering

Making sure that your cat or dog is properly spayed or neutered is an essential step in being a responsible pet owner. These procedures, also known as “being altered”, involves removing the sexual organs necessary for reproduction. It also helps to remove the desire and distractions driven by hormonal urges.

What are the benefits of spaying and neutering?

These procedures prevent overpopulation, unwanted breeding and overcrowding at humane shelters. If done early enough, they can also help prevent aggression and some medical issues such as infections in the uterus and testicular cancer. At Downtown Animal Hospital, we offer both laser and traditional spaying and neutering.

How old should a cat or dog be before they are neutered/spayed?

A consultation with one of our veterinarians will help determine the best time for your cat or dog to undergo their procedure. On average, we recommend that animals be spayed or neutered before they reach sexual maturity. For cats, this usually happens at 7 to 9 months of age and for dogs, this usually occurs at around 7 to 10 months of age.

If you have any questions or would like more information about these procedures, please give us a call at 613.634.2440.


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Dear Clients,

We are happy to welcome clients back inside our hospital! Our team kindly asks that you wear a mask during your interactions with our team.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 am

Saturday & 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 Downtown Animal Hospital