Looking for a spay and neuter clinic in Fort Saskatchewan? Our veterinary clinic offers canine, feline, and rabbit spay and neuter surgeries. We recognize that our recommendations may change based on individual cases. However, on a routine basis, we recommend that small dogs, cats and rabbits be spayed or neutered at 6 months or older and it is often recommended that large dog breeds be spayed/neutered at 12-18 months or older.
Fort Saskatchewan Veterinary Clinic provides instructions to follow concerning your pets spaying or neutering surgery below. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns.
Please take away food, treats, and water by midnight the night before your pet’s surgery.
Your pet can have supper in the evening as usual the night before but no food, treats, or water the morning of the surgery. This is to prevent them vomiting during the procedure and accidentally aspirating while under anesthetic. If a pet has not been fasted properly, we may have to cancel the procedure and rebook a different date for their own safety.
Drop off time in the morning is between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM.
Be prepared to spend a few minutes reading and signing the permission form for the procedure. If a family member is dropping off the pet for the procedure, the owner must come at an earlier time (call and arrange to come a different day if needed) to sign the form.
We do not accept signatures on the permission forms from anyone underage. Permission must be given by an owner 18 years or older.
Pick-up time is between 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM.
Be prepared at pick-up for a discussion concerning the procedure, the care of any incisions, expectations post-anaesthetic, and instructions regarding medications. Once the discussion is finished and all questions are answered, your pet will be brought out to you.
If our normal pick-up or drop-off times are not convenient for you, please ask the staff. We have arranged alternate times in the past within reason.
If your pet is not receiving a routine elective procedure such as a spay, neuter, or dental cleaning, or has special medical health concerns, these instructions may vary and the individual instructions of the veterinarian should be followed.
For Tonight (First Night after Surgery)
Please note that anaesthesia can cause nausea, dizziness, and difficulties in maintaining body temperature.
For the Next 10 to 14 Days
Again, please do not hesitate give us a call should you have any questions. Our spay and neuter clinic in Fort Saskatchewan would be happy to give you guidance.