Spay And Neuter Faqs

Our Veterinarian in Memphis Can Safely Spay or Neuter Your Pet

The health of your favorite furry friend is our top priority at PetVax Complete Care Centers in Tennessee. Having your pet spayed or neutered is an important part of the healthcare treatment of your dog or cat. Not only does it help prevent potentially serious diseases, it also helps to reduce the number of unwanted pets that end up in shelters each year.  We suggest you visit our veterinarian in Memphis, Germantown, Bartlett, and the Cordova areas if you would like to learn more about the treatment options to spay or neuter your dog or cat from our experienced veterinarians.spay and neuter faqs from your veterinarian in memphis

Why Should My Pet Have the Spay or Neuter Surgery?

Spaying and neutering is a common surgery that helps to protect your dog or cat against many health and behavioral problems that are commonly associated with their mating instinct. The surgeries reduce issues such as breast cancer and uterine infections in females and testicular cancer and prostate issues in males. If you do not plan to breed your pets, our veterinarians in Memphis, Germantown, Bartlett, and Cordova recommend that you consider having this service performed at one of our PetVax Complete Care Centers in Tennessee.

Not only does this surgery help protect your pet; it helps animals everywhere. Each year millions of unwanted dogs and cats are euthanized due to overpopulation. Having your dog or cat spayed or neutered will help prevent these unwanted litters of animals, saving many lives each year.

What Kind of Surgery is Involved in the Spay and Neuter Process?

Our experienced veterinarians at our PetVax Complete Care Centers in Tennessee recommend that you spay and neuter your pets. The surgery is minimally invasive with very fast recovery times of just a few days. Here’s what the processes involve:

  • Spay - The ovaries, fallopian tubes and/or uterus of a female dog or cat is removed during this procedure. This eliminates heat cycles and the animal can no longer get pregnant. This surgery also reduces undesirable pet behaviors that can be frustrating to some pet owners.
  • Neuter – The testes of a male dog or cat is removed during this procedure to help curb their breeding instinct. This will make male pets happier and more content to stay home instead of instinctively searching for a mating partner. It is also helpful in reducing other undesirable male breeding behaviors.

When is the Best Time to Spay or Neuter My Pet?

Our Memphis area veterinarians can advise you about the best time to spay or neuter your pet. It can vary depending on the type of pet you have, the age, and their health at the time of the treatment. As a rule, it is best to have all dogs and cats spayed at a young age to ensure they are protected from potential health risks.

Contact Our Memphis Area Veterinarians for Your Pet’s Spay and Neuter Surgery Today

Are you ready to have your pet spayed or neutered? Our experienced team at PetVax Complete Care Centers in Tennessee can answer all your questions about spaying and neutering or any service we offer. There is no need to make an appointment, as we take walk-ins only at any of our Memphis area locations. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at our Germantown office at (901) 654-3110 or any of our local offices here.

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