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Low Cost Spay & Neuter Information

Thunder Bay and District Humane Society Veterinary Clinic is now offering low cost spay and neuter to the public.

High Volume/Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics are an alternative to private clinics for some but not all animals. We have guidelines in place to ensure that your pet meets our criteria.

Drop off time for dogs is at 8:00am. Drop off time for cats is at 8:30am. We do have surgery appointments available Monday to Thursday.

Pickup time for dogs is at 4:00pm. Pick up time for cats is at 5:00 pm.

Dogs

 

  • Must be between 3 months – 6 years of age. Older animals benefit from more in-depth monitoring, preanesthetic bloodwork, and IV fluids which are not something we can provide. If you want to still schedule your dog in that is older than 6 years old this is an option after a conversation with our Veterinarian. You will have to sign a waiver for high risk animals to have this surgery performed.
  • Animals must be healthy. We do not perform surgeries on animals with any serious medical concerns or those with heart murmurs or histories of seizures.
  • Female dogs can be spayed in heat. This does increase the risk of surgical complications and a $30 fee will be added on.
  • Female dogs can be spayed when in early pregnancy (abortion). A $30 additional fee will be added on to surgery. There is an increased risk of surgical complications with this surgery.
  • Female dogs must be completely weaned from their puppies for 14 days prior to surgery.
  • We recommend that they be up to date on vaccinations but do not require it. Animals that are not vaccinated are at risk of picking up disease while in for surgery.

Cats

 

  • Must be 8 years or younger. Older animals benefit from more in-depth monitoring, preanesthetic bloodwork, and IV fluids which are not something we can provide. If you want to still schedule your cat in that is older than 8 years old this is an option after a conversation with our Veterinarian. You will have to sign a waiver for high risk animals to have this surgery performed.
  • Must be at least 2 pounds or 2 months of age.
  • Animals must be healthy. We do not perform surgeries on animals with medical concerns or those with heart murmurs or a history of seizures.
  • Cats in heat and at any stage of pregnancy (abortion) can be spayed. No additional fees apply. There is an increased risk of surgical/anesthesia complications with this surgery.
  • We recommend that they be up to date on vaccinations but do not require it. Animals that are not vaccinated are at risk of picking up disease while in for surgery.

Dogs

 

  • Must be between 3 months – 6 years of age. Older animals benefit from more in-depth monitoring, preanesthetic bloodwork, and IV fluids which are not something we can provide. If you want to still schedule your dog in that is older than 6 years old this is an option after a conversation with our Veterinarian. You will have to sign a waiver for high risk animals to have this surgery performed.
  • Animals must be healthy. We do not perform surgeries on animals with any serious medical concerns or those with heart murmurs or histories of seizures.
  • Female dogs can be spayed in heat. This does increase the risk of surgical complications and a $30 fee will be added on.
  • Female dogs can be spayed when in early pregnancy (abortion). A $30 additional fee will be added on to surgery. There is an increased risk of surgical complications with this surgery.
  • Female dogs must be completely weaned from their puppies for 14 days prior to surgery.
  • We recommend that they be up to date on vaccinations but do not require it. Animals that are not vaccinated are at risk of picking up disease while in for surgery.

Cats

 

  • Must be 8 years or younger. Older animals benefit from more in-depth monitoring, preanesthetic bloodwork, and IV fluids which are not something we can provide. If you want to still schedule your cat in that is older than 8 years old this is an option after a conversation with our Veterinarian. You will have to sign a waiver for high risk animals to have this surgery performed.
  • Must be at least 2 pounds or 2 months of age.
  • Animals must be healthy. We do not perform surgeries on animals with medical concerns or those with heart murmurs or a history of seizures.
  • Cats in heat and at any stage of pregnancy (abortion) can be spayed. No additional fees apply. There is an increased risk of surgical/anesthesia complications with this surgery.
  • We recommend that they be up to date on vaccinations but do not require it. Animals that are not vaccinated are at risk of picking up disease while in for surgery.

Surgery Pricing

Surgery Pricing:

Large Female Dog (60lbs +) Spay: $225

Medium Female Dog (30-59lbs) Spay: $175

Small Female Dog (1-29lb) Spay: $150

X-Large Male Dog (over 100lbs): Neuter: $175

Large Male Dog (30-99lbs) Neuter: $150

Small Male Dog (1-29lbs) Neuter: $125

Female Cat Spay: $100

Male Cat Neuter: $75

 

Extra Costs (may apply if the animal has this condition):

Cryptorchid/testicle (testicle not descended): $30

Umbilical Hernia: $30

Dog in heat/Pregnant: $30

Extra Services offered only at time of Surgery. We do not offer appointments for only vaccinations and microchipping at this time.

DA2PP (Dog) Distemper/Parvo: $20

Bordetella/Kennel Cough (Dog): $20

FVRCP (Cat) Upper Resp/Distemper: $20

Rabies: $20

Microchipping: $25

Feline Leukemia/FIV Testing: $30

Post-Operative Instructions

  •  You must restrict the Animal’s activity for the next ten days to allow the tissue time to heal, & avoid causing the incision to open. Cats should stay indoors. All dogs should go out on a leash to urinate/defecate & then return inside to rest.
  • Keep the incision site dry; do not bathe or apply topical ointment during the recovery period.
  • Keep males away from unspayed females for 30 days. Keep females away from unneutered males for seven days. Be prepared to keep pets separate during the recovery period.
  • Check the incision site twice daily. They should have no drainage; redness & swelling should be minimal.
  • Too much activity causes increased drainage, so activity restriction is very important.
  • Do not allow the Animal to lick or chew at the incision. If this occurs, an Elizabethan collar (cone) MUST be applied to prevent additional licking/chewing that could cause infection.
  • Appetite should return gradually within 24 hours of surgery. Do not change the Animal’s diet at this time, & do not give them junk food, table scraps, milk, or any other people food during the recovery period. Feeding them their regular diet will help avoid gastro-intestinal upset.
  • Minimal redness & swelling of the surgery site should resolve within several days, but if they persist longer, please call our office at (807) 475-8803.
  • You should also contact us immediately if you notice any of the following: pale gums; depression; unsteady gait; loss of appetite or decreased water intake; vomiting; diarrhea; discharge or bleeding from the incision; difficulty urinating or defecating; labored breathing.
  • Do not give human medication to the Animal. It is dangerous & can be fatal.
  • If the Animal received a vaccine at our clinic other than rabies, please discuss a “booster” vaccine with your regular veterinarian. Canine distemper/parvo vaccine & feline distemper vaccine all need to be “boostered” three to four weeks after administration of the first vaccine for maximum effectiveness.
  • We will make every reasonable effort to treat at OUR CLINIC, at minimal cost, any post-operative complications resulting directly from the surgery, if the above post-operative instructions are followed in full. Your regular veterinarian must address illnesses or injuries that are not a direct result of surgery. 

Please call for an appointment as soon as you see any cause for concern at (807) 475-8803.

If you have any other questions please call 475-8803.

 

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BUSINESS HOURS

Weekdays 11 – 6pm

Weekends 11 – 5pm

 

ANIMAL VISITING HOURS

Weekdays 12 – 6pm

Weekends 12 – 5pm

 

CONTACT

1535 Rosslyn Road

Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6W2

Tel: (807) 475-8803

Fax: (807) 475-4717

Email: info@tbdhs.ca

Charitable No. 89433 0273 RR 0001