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Cat Neutering and Spaying

Spaying and neutering is the single most important method of reducing pet overpopulation for our community and, in turn, greatly reduces the number of homeless pets in shelters. Spaying and neutering also have many health and behavioural benefits for your pet. As Bob Barker would say, “Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered.”

What is spaying or neutering?

Spaying and neutering is the term used for surgically sterilizing your pet to ensure they cannot breed and reproduce. It may also help reduce the risks of unwanted behaviours such as spraying or marking and can help to extend your pets life expectancy.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?

It is recommended to wait until your cat is approximately 6 months of age before having them spayed or neutered. If your cat is over two years of age, the procedure can be a bit riskier and IV fluid therapy may be required to help maintain your cat’s blood pressure. No matter what your cats age, we use all the updated monitoring equipment to ensure your pet’s safety throughout the procedure.

What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?

Spaying is a term used to describe the surgical removal of either just the ovaries or both the ovaries and uterus of the female cat. Neutering is the term used to describe the surgical removal of the testicles of the male cat.

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What You Need to Know About Kennel Cough

Kennel cough is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection, that can be caused by a variety of different viruses and bacteria. The kennel cough vaccine available is able to protect against one of the most common sources of kennel cough, but just like with our human influenza vaccine, it cannot cover every strain.

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Last updated: July 9, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 14, 2020 one member of the pet's family will be allowed inside our clinic as long as a mask is worn while inside and physical distancing guidelines are followed. 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!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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. OPERATING HOURS ARE BACK TO NORMAL

Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are no longer closed over the lunch hour.

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

- Your dedicated team at Kamloops Veterinary Clinic