At Clinique Vétérinaire de Hull, we have the equipment and the expertise to perform veterinary surgery in Gatineau. The surgeries are performed under general anesthesia. Many pet owners are hesitant to put their animal under general anesthesia because of the associated risks. In reality, the risks are very low for healthy pets, but it is true that there are risks for each patient.
Our veterinary surgeries include:
Dentistry and extractions (digital dental radiology available!)
Excision or biopsy of skin mass
Cystotomy (removal of bladder stones)
Orthopedic surgery (fracture repair, repair of cranial cruciate ligament, etc)
Eye surgery (enucleation correction cherry eye, entropion correction etc)
Amputation (tail, leg)
The ideal age to neuter your pet is around 5 to 7 months. You should neuter your female pet before the first heat to reduce the risk of mammary tumors (breast tumors). If your dog has already had a heat, it takes two months after bleeding before we can perform surgery. This reduces the risk of bleeding during the procedure (not applicable to cats).
Myth or reality? Animals tend to gain weight after being neutered?
Answer: Myth! This is more related to poor diet or lack of activity.
Benefits of neutering females:
Avoid unwanted litter
Eliminate excessive vocalization and annoyance of a cat in heat
Eliminate loss of blood from the dog in heat
Benefits of neutering males:
Decrease aggressive behavior (fighting to defend the territory and marking territory with urine)
Treat certain testicle-related diseases or testosterone levels produced (prostatitis)
Avoid health problems related to sex hormones (testicular tumor or tumor around the anus)