Spay and Neuter Services
Health and Wellness for Your Best Friend
We understand that your pet is your best friend and a part of your family. They provide love and support in so many ways. They snuggle you when you’re cold and snuggle you when you’re sad. They show their love with their deep purrs or wagging tails. We realize that you want to care for your pet as much as they care for you. That is why, at Mercy Animal Hospital, located in Edmonton, we strive to provide the best pet care possible. Rest assured, our dedicated staff stands by our promise to treat your furry family with the love and respect they deserve.
Even when providing the best pet care, emergencies sometimes arise. The best thing you can do to safeguard the health of your pet is to contact us when there is a present or suspected issue. We can then tell you if you need to bring your pet in immediately or if you should make a future appointment at our pet clinic. Here is a list of symptoms to watch out for that might warrant an emergency visit:
- Suspected ingested poisonous substance
- Severe bleeding that doesn’t stop
- Open wounds
- Injury to the eyes
- Broken bones
- Signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Constant choking
- Inability to pass urine or stool
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea
- Seizures or staggering
Why Spay or Neuter?
There are several benefits to spaying or neutering your pets. Spay and neuter procedures reduce the population of unwanted, homeless pets. It can also dampen or even eradicate problematic behavior, like excessive hissing, barking, scratching, and so on. Spaying female pets reduce the chances of ovarian cancer and also extends their lifespan. Neutering male pets reduces the chance of testicular cancer and prostate disease. Increase the quality and lifespan of your pets by scheduling a spay or neuter procedure at our pet clinic, Mercy Animal Hospital, located in Edmonton.
What are the risks?
The spay and neuter procedure is a surgery, and with every surgery, there are some risks. Surgery risks may include:
- Suture failure/reaction
- Urinary complications
Anesthesia risks, mild or severe, might include:
- Swelling at injection sites
- Anaphylaxis (rare)
- Death (extremely rare)
However, the benefits of spaying and neutering your pets greatly outweigh the minor risks. Also, the spay and neuter procedure is very simple and we perform multiple surgeries every day. Spay/neuter surgeries are the most common veterinary surgeries in the world. In addition to being simple and common, surgeries are always performed with the utmost care and professionalism. Our animal hospital takes all the necessary precautions to provide the highest quality of services that we can. We know that our clients desire to have their pets back to their normal selves as quickly as possible. When you drop off your pet for a spay and neuter in Edmonton, know that the care and precision provided by our staff will lead to a quick and full recovery.