Spay or Neuter Your Pet


The City of Spruce Grove does not require pets to be spayed or neutered, but it is both recommended and encouraged as part of being a responsible pet owner.

Spaying (female animals) and neutering (male animals) involves a one-time surgical operation that removes their reproductive organs, preventing them from being able to produce offspring.

Companion pets including dogs, cats and rabbits can all benefit from being “fixed”. Not only will this help prevent pet overpopulation, but it can also make your pet a healthier and happier part of your family.

Benefits of spaying or neutering your dog

The benefits of spaying or neutering companion dogs include:

  • Reduces or eliminates unwanted spraying and heat cycles
  • Reduces aggressive behaviour
  • Diminishes a dog’s desire to roam
  • Prevents unwanted offspring and pet overpopulation
  • Reduces or eliminates health issues with the reproductive system, including disease, infection and cancer

Benefits of spaying or neutering your cat

The benefits of spaying or neutering companion cats include:

  • Reduces or eliminates unwanted spraying and heat cycles
  • Makes cats more affectionate and sociable
  • Eliminates a cat’s desire, which is often accompanied by crying and howling, to leave the house and mate
  • Prevents unwanted offspring and pet overpopulation
  • Reduces or eliminates health issues with the reproductive system, including disease, infection and cancer

Benefits of spaying or neutering your rabbit

The benefits of spaying or neutering companion rabbits include:

  • Reduces or eliminates unwanted spraying
  • Makes rabbits more affectionate and relaxed
  • Makes it easier to introduce new rabbits to the family
  • Prevents unwanted offspring and pet overpopulation
  • Reduces or eliminates health issues with the reproductive system, including disease, infection and cancer

Before making any decision related to the health of your animal, pet owners should talk to a veterinarian to determine what is best for your pet.