SURGERY

Here at the Woodburn Veterinary Clinic, we offer a variety of surgical services, all the while monitoring your beloved pet with special monitoring equipment to ensure their safety. We aim to provide an affordable service with the high quality you would want for your pet. Please feel free to call our office to inquire further and for price quoting.

Benefits of Neutering 

Male Dogs

- Decreased benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), which may make it very difficult for your dog to urinate

- Decreased risk of stud tail, a condition that can lead to painful infections and hairloss at the base of the tail. 

- Eliminates risk of testicular tumor 

- Decreased risk of unruly/aggressive behaviours, for which dogs are commonly relinquished to shelters

- Intact dogs are more than twice as likely to be hit by cars

- Intact dogs are more than twice as likely to be bitten by another animal 

Male Cats

- Decreased risk of roaming, being hit by a car, fighting and subsequent infections - some fatal (FeLV, FIV)

- Decreased risk of spraying in the house

- Decreased urine odors 

Benefits of SPAYING 

Female Dogs

- Elimates risk of pyometra (uterine infection) - up to 24% of intact females will develop a pyometra.  This is a life-threatening emergency that often requires emergency surgery.

- Decreased risk of mammary neoplasia - with each heat, the risk of mammary cancer significantly increases 

Female Cats

- Elimates risk of pyometra (uterine infection) - up to 24% of intact females will develop a pyometra.  This is a life-threatening emergency that often requires emergency surgery.

- Eliminates undesirable estrous behaviors - urinating in the house, very vocal, trying to get outside

- Decreased risk of mammary neoplasia - >90% are malignant in the cat!