Cat Neutering and Spaying

At Van Isle Veterinary Hospital all of our spays and neuters include a pre-anesthetic exam, pre-surgical blood work to assess your cat’s health prior to sedation, IV fluids to maintain good hydration and blood pressure while under anesthetic, a complimentary trace tattoo, nail trim and take home pain medications. Spaying or neutering your cat is essential to control unwanted pregnancies and to help reduce the overpopulation of strays. Not only is this a responsible thing to do as a pet owner but it may also help reduce the risks of unwanted behaviours such as spraying or marking and can help to extend life expectancy.

What is spayed or neutered?

Spaying is the surgical procedure by which the ovaries and uterus are surgically removed from female cats and neutering is the removal of the testes from male cats.

When to neuter or spay a cat?

At Van Isle Veterinary, we recommend spaying or neutering your cat between 4 and 6 months of age. This will help reduce unwanted pregnancies and unwanted behaviours such as roaming and spraying.

What is the procedure to spay or neuter a cat?

All of our spays and neuters start with a pre-surgical exam and pre-surgical bloodwork. Once deemed healthy enough for surgery, cats are sedated and placed on IV fluids prior to going under general anesthetic. Cats will receive pain control during the surgical procedure and will be sent home with additional pain management. This is a day surgery which requires your cat to be admitted to the hospital for approx. 6 to 7 hrs.

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Cupcake Day

National Cupcake Day

Van Isle Veterinary Hospital had an amazing turn out on Monday, February 26th for this year’s National Cupcake Day for the SPCA.Hospital would like to say a heartfelt thank you to this amazing community for your support and your love of cupcakes. The team worked extremely hard and baked over 65 dozen cupcakes in preparation for the big day! Sales were already in motion before the doors opened with support from other local businesses in the Comox Valley ordering cupcakes for their own staff and families.Big thank you to Boseley’s, Comox Valley Nissan, Comox Valley Volkswagen, Invis Mortgages and Galaxy Motors who came together to support our National Cupcake Day!Not only were the cupcakes delicious, the staff at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital were also able to show off some of their hidden talents and did not disappoint!Together, the team raised over $2200.00 for their local, Comox SPCA Branch. Thank you, Comox Valley for helping us help pets in need. We can’t wait until next year!!Here are a few photos from the day:Written by Candice Pacholuk

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