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Cat Neutering and Spaying

Spaying and neutering our feline friends is an important procedure, this should be done around 6 months of age. But don’t fret, this procedure will not alter your cat’s personality, just deter unwanted behaviours and diseases.

What is spaying or neutering?

Spaying and neutering are routine surgeries that will prevent our felines from reproducing and help prevent reproductive tract diseases such as Pyometra (infection of the uterus) in females and testicular cancer in males. Early spay and neuter will also help to avoid unwanted behaviours in males and females including urine marking, spraying and vocalization.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?

At North Town Veterinary Hospital, we recommend spaying or neutering your pet around the age of six months. Final age recommendations should always be given to you from your doctor.

What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?

Spaying, also known as an ovariohysterectomy, is the complete removal of the ovaries and uterus. This surgery requires recovery watch, an overnight stay at our clinic and includes IV fluids, recovery with overnight hospitalization, medication to go home with and a custom care collar. This also includes a complimentary re-check within two weeks of the surgery, if concerns arise from the surgery.

Neuter also known as an orchiectomy, this is a removal of both testicles. This is a day surgery and includes recovery watch, medication to go home with and a customer care collar. This also includes a complimentary re-check within two weeks of the surgery, if any concerns arise from the surgery.

During these surgeries, your feline friend will be monitored by a veterinary technician. This includes a blood pressure check, heart rate, respiratory rate and blood oxygen levels.


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North Town Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, North Town Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 905-451-2000 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital and our Doctor will communicate the results of the examination via telephone. You can also place an order for pet food through our Online Store by visiting our website.


- If possible, please call us at 905-451-2000 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 905-451-2000, and we'll come to you.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.

Online consultations are now available!

- If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.