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.

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Dog Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering is the single most important method in 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 does neutering/spaying do to a dog?

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

Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?

Not only does spaying and neutering your pet help reduce the number of homeless pets in our community, this short surgical procedure has many benefits for your pet’s behaviour and health as well. Spaying and neutering can help reduce the likelihood of your pet developing certain cancers such as mammary cancer, testicular cancer and pyometra (infected uterus).

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

For female dogs, the ideal age to have them spayed is between 6 months to one year of age and preferably before their first heat. Male small to medium breed dogs ideally should be neutered at 6 months of age. For large or giant breed dogs, it is preferred to wait until between the ages of 9 to 12 months.

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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