Spay and Neutering for Pets

Spaying and neutering are standard procedures that should be on every pet owner’s agenda. The main benefit of having these procedures done on your pets is to prevent unwanted litters. Having your pet fixed is also a good decision as it can protect them from developing illnesses in the future.

What is spaying and neutering?

Both procedures prevent your pet from reproducing, they just have different names for the female and male versions. Neutering is removing the male reproductive organs (testicles) of your pet. Spaying removes the female’s uterus and ovaries.

Why should I consider spay or neuter surgery for my pet?

Better mannerisms and behaviours in your pet. The heat cycle makes males pets more aggressive, spray furniture and roam the streets in order to reproduce.

Cancer prevention. Pets that have not been spayed or neutered often develop prostate, ovarian and breast cancers. Neutering can also prevent testicular tumours from forming.
Reduces overpopulation. This means that less cats and dogs will become strays and be kept in shelters where they may be euthanized after some time.

Other procedures can be performed during the surgery. To save you from an extra visit to the veterinarian we can perform microchipping and dental cleanings while spaying/ neutering your pet.

When should I spay or neuter my pet?

To take advantage of all the benefits from these procedures the surgery should be performed before your pet’s first heat cycle. In cats this means before six months and in dogs before six and a half months. To schedule spay and neuter surgery for your pet simply call 403.936.4571.

Can my older pet be spayed or neutered?

Absolutely! Even though the surgery is ideally recommended when pets are younger, it can still be performed on older animals. Even pets 7 years and older can be spayed or neutered as long as surgery will be safe for them.

Last updated: Sept 17, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • 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. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    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.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Langdon Veterinary Clinic