Spay and Neutering

Spaying and neutering is one of the many reproductive services we offer at S.A.V.E. Many people know this procedure as a way to prevent pregnancy. However, spaying your female pet and neutering your male pet has other benefits. These procedures protect them from developing diseases and temperaments associated with their reproductive organs. To learn more about the benefits of spaying or neutering your pet, call us at 403.995.3270.

Is it mandatory to spay or neuter my pet?

Although pet owners do not need to have their pet spayed or neutered, these are medical solutions to avoid overpopulation and cancers or infections in the reproductive organs. It has been proven that pets live longer and healthier lives when they have been spayed/neutered.

What kind of health problems could my pet develop if they’re not spayed/neutered?

Health problems include physical and mental conditions. Spaying or neutering your pet eliminates their risk of developing diseases and improves their behaviour. Spaying female pets will allow them to avoid uterine, ovarian and mammary cancer. When it comes to their behaviour, they will not yowl or experience bleeding during the heating cycle. Male pets will decrease their chances of testicular cancer and will be less territorial. They will be less likely to seek a mate or be aggressive towards other animals when they’re neutered.

When should they be spayed/neutered?

Kittens should be spayed/neutered when they’re at least 4-months-old. When dogs should be spayed or neutered depends on their size and gender. Small dogs should have the procedure when they’re at least 5 months old, while large dogs should wait until they are at least 9 months. However, to get a clear date of when your dog should be spayed/neutured, it is best to speak with your veterinarian.

Last updated: October 22, 2021

SAVE is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.

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

Walk-in Urgent Care:  Please call us at 403-995-3270 upon arrival. Our client care specialists will gather a brief history and will check your pet in. Your pet will be assessed by a Technologist shortly after your arrival. Urgent care is prioritized based on the the severity of your pet’s condition.

Pre-booked appointments with a specialist, surgery drop-off or referral diagnostics:  Please call us at 403-995-3270 upon arrival.


If possible, please call us at 403.995.3270 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital. There is a doorbell right beside our front door that can be rung for life-or-death situations.


Dec 24: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dec 25: CLOSED
Dec 26: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

- Your SAVE Team