We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Ensuring your dog is spayed or neutered is very important to your dog’s health and well-being. Spaying and neutering cut down on overpopulation which results in many dogs ending up in shelters or as strays. Health risks, as well as behaviour problems, are drastically reduced when dogs you get your dog fixed. Spaying before estrus will significantly decrease the risk of mammary and reproductive diseases. Also reducing the natural urges of intact animals decreases their frustration and statistically reduces their risk of being hit by a car.
Spaying and neutering, also referred to as fixing, reduces the risk of many health and behavioural problems. It eliminates the risk of unwanted or unplanned pregnancies, which many of these puppies end up in shelters as strays or even worse, destroyed.
Why is it important to neuter/spay my dog?
It is important to neuter and spay as it can cause many health issues and increase the chances/risks of cancer. Female dogs can get infections, which can often be fatal if untreated. It is a responsibility that comes along with being a dog owner.
How old should a dog be before neutering/spaying?
Ideally dogs should be neutered and spayed between 5 and 6 months of age. This reduces the risk of females going into their first heat cycle, and males from reproducing.
How much does it cost to neuter/spay a dog?
The cost of fixing a dog (spay and neutering) can vary with the size, weight, body condition, age and sex of the dog. For a better estimate, it’s best to have a consultation with a veterinarian on the costs involved for your dog’s surgery.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.466.2543. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hours are subject to change.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. We encourage payments to be done over the phone with a credit card or e-Transfer.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Mayfield Veterinary Clinic