Our Spay and Neuter Clinic in Fort Saskatchewan

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.

Pre-Surgical Instructions

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.

**Important**

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.

**Please Note**

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.

Post-Operational/Discharge Instructions


For Tonight (First Night after Surgery)

  • Feed 1/4 to 1/3 a normal size meal with free access to water.
  • Watch carefully around stairs. You may want to restrict access to one floor to prevent falls.
  • Keep your pet in a room temperature environment so they do not overheat or get chilled tonight.


Please note that anaesthesia can cause nausea, dizziness, and difficulties in maintaining body temperature.

For the Next 10 to 14 Days


  • Please watch the incision site for signs of infection such as redness, swelling, bleeding, or discharge. If you see anything of concern, please call the vet clinic.
  • Do not allow your pet to lick the incision. If your pet shows any interest in licking, they will need to wear an Elizabethan collar for 10 to 14 days. The e-collars can be found at any veterinary clinic and many pet stores. Licking or chewing is a major cause of infection.
  • Restrict activity. No off-leash activity, only sedate leash walks. Discourage running and jumping (including on and off furniture).
  • If tattooed today, allow black ink to wear away. Wiping the ear can prevent the tattoo from “taking.” Please keep your contact info up to date with us. Should your pet go missing and the tattoo is noted, our clinic will be contacted first.
  • Suture removal is required if non-buried sutures are present (you can see sutures outside the skin). Please call to book an appointment for suture removal 10 to 14 days after surgery (no charge for this appointment).


Bandage Care

  • Bandages need to be CLEAN and DRY. Call immediately if bandage becomes wet or soiled.
  • Do not allow licking or chewing of the bandage. If the licking continues, an Elizabethan collar is necessary.
  • Watch for swelling above and below the bandage. Also watch for bandage slippage. Call the clinic immediately if either of these occurs. Waiting to call can lead to circulation problems if the bandage is on a limb.
  • Follow directions of veterinarian to determine when bandage can be removed or when the bandage next needs evaluation at the clinic.


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.

Fort Saskatchewan Veterinary Clinic Ltd

Address

10408 100th Avenue
Fort Saskatchewan
AB T8L 1Z2

Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Contact

 780-998-3755

 fortvet@shaw.ca

we cannot book appointments through email

780-998-3571

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