Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Spaying and neutering is the best way to have a healthy, well-adjusted cat. It eliminates the risk of preventable diseases like uterine infections or cancers and helps decrease the overall pet population.
Spaying and neutering prevents a cat from mating and reproducing. For male cats, this involves removing the testicles. For female cats, this involves removing the entire uterus and ovaries.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
Spaying and neutering make cats better and healthier pets. The hormones involved in reproduction are strong and affect a cats behaviour. Female cats can come into heat continually until they mate and unneutered male cats tend to want to roam and be very territorial. By removing these hormones, cats have less desire to roam and urine mark their territory. It also helps to decrease aggression. Spaying and neutering help prevent cancers of the mammary gland and testicles. Spaying and neutering also help prevent unwanted litters of kittens.
What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?
For a male cat the neutering process involves removing the testicles. For a female cat, a spay involves removing the uterus and ovaries. Both procedures are performed under a general anesthesia and are usually just day surgeries.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective Monday, July 13, 2020 we have made some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 780.458.3833. We will take a history of your pet from outside of your car, if you choose to, we will then allow 1 family member with a mask per appointment in the clinic. Once inside you will be directed to an exam room. We have put special measures in place to keep you, your pets and our staff safe.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm - 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 Mission Ridge Animal Hospital