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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Cat Neutering and Spaying

Spaying/neutering your cat is an important consideration to make for your cat’s lifestyle. Many cats that reach sexual maturity will develop some potentially unwanted behaviours, such as territorialism, marking the behaviour, the urge to roam away from home and vocalizing in excess. Leaving your cat intact can also put them at higher risks of various cancers (which cancers depend on the gender of the cat), as well as leaving them susceptible to preventable illness like pyometra in females.

What is spaying or neutering?


Neutering is the process of removing the testicles from a male cat (formally known as an orchidectomy) to take away his ability to impregnate a female. Spaying (formally referred to as an ovariohysterectomy) is the process of removing the ovaries and uterus from a female cat.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?


We recommend spaying/neutering as early as 6 months of age.

What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?


To have a cat neutered/spayed, you must have first gotten the cat up to date on vaccines. Once this is done, we can then schedule a day to perform the surgery.

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Most cats have 18 toes; five toes on each of their front feet, and four on the back.  My cat, Mandy Pawtinkin, is blessed with 22 toes.  She has a congenital physical anomaly called polydactyly (Greek for ‘many digits’).  It is a genetic mutation that causes cats to be born with more than the usual number of toes on one or more of its paws.

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

Beginning June 8, we will be resuming our normal business hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 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 Halifax Veterinary Hospital