West Brant Animal Hospital

693 Colborne Street West
Brantford, ON N3T 5L5

(519)756-9998

www.westbrantah.evetsites.net

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at West Brant Animal Hospital.

1. What are the Hospital hours?    Hospital Hours

2. Do I need to have an appointment?    Yes, patients are seen by appointment.

3. What forms of payment do you accept?  Cash, Interac, Mastercard and Visa (Hospital Policies)

4. Can I make payments?    Payment is required at the time of service. Alternatively you can make payments ahead of your appointment date.

5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?    Spaying, neutering and feline declawing can be done at approximately 6 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.

6.  What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?  This is a blood test that is run here in the clinic prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery. Surgical FAQs

7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery? Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 14 days following the surgery. See Surgical FAQs for more information

8.  Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?   No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having you pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens. Breeding and delivering puppies and kittens can involve a lot of time and money. Complications such as the need for a c-section, mastitis and uterine infections can become very costly and potentially life threatening.

9.  Do you board pets?  No, we do not routinely do boarding but we do have access to boarding facilities in the area.  

10.  What are your kennels like?  Our dog kennels are all indoor. The cats are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets, food and litter boxes are provided for our patients, but you are always welcome to bring your own.