Spay and Neutering for Pets

When your pet is spayed or neutered, it eliminates the possibility of them having too many puppies or kittens. Your pet’s risk of developing diseases in their reproductive system is also reduced. Cats should be spayed/neutered when they are 4 to 5-months-old. Dogs should be altered depending on their size, breed and gender. In dogs, this procedure is usually done between the 5 to 9 month mark. Our veterinarians can provide you with a clear time frame at your next appointment. For more information about our spaying and neutering procedures, call us at 905.597.7373

When should I get my pet spayed/neutered?

Spaying or neutering your pet can be done at approximately 6 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to determine whether they’re healthy enough to undergo the procedure. This includes a pre-anesthetic blood screen, which lets us know the level of anesthesia appropriate for your pet. If necessary, we will also do the required vaccinations during their surgery.

Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?

There are usually no advantages to letting your pet have even just one litter. However, there are plenty of advantages to having your pet spayed or neutered. In female pets, the procedure decreases their chances of developing breast tumours, cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life. Neutering your male pet significantly reduces their risk of prostate cancer later in life as well as their desire to roam the neighbourhood searching for mates. They are also less likely to spray or mark areas, which is a territorial trait.

Last updated: October 18, 2021


The time has come to begin our reopening process! We cannot believe it has been over a year since we’ve had you all in the clinic but we are excited and eager to welcome you back. Please read carefully below for our updated policies and protocols.


  • Effective October 20, 2021, we will be allowing vaccinated clients in the clinic for doctors’ appointments only. Technician appointments and medication/food pick up will continue to be curbside to control the amount of people in the clinic at any given time.
  • We will be allowing one client to accompany their pet in the appointment. Because we will only be allowing one client in at a time, we will not be able to permit children to accompany their parents. There is a strict one-client rule due to the size of our examination rooms.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please give the clinic a call at 905-597-7373. A Client Care Representative will either let you know the technician is ready to meet you at the door or will retrieve a phone number if we are not quite ready yet.
  • A technician will meet you at the front door. Please have your vaccine passport/identification ready at this time. The technician will also ask you a few COVID-19 Screening questions before guiding you into the clinic.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the hospital and must be worn properly at all times within the clinic and when interacting with our team members outside.
  • Please sanitize your hands upon entry.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.

    We appreciate advance notice for food and prescription refills. Please call 905.597.7373 upon arrival at the FRONT DOOR and a receptionist will be out with your order right away. For faster service, we suggest ordering pet supplies and food through our online store. Delivery is free with purchases over $100.00. It's easy! Just click ONLINE STORE on our website to sign up.


    Monday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

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

    - The team at Green Lane Animal Hospital