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Importance of Spaying or Neutering your Pet

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The Importance Of Spaying And Neutering Your Pet

If you have a dog or cat, having them spayed or neutered is a process that can help to protect their health and eliminate the possibility of your pet being involved in the producing of puppies or kittens. If your pet needs to be altered and you live in the Memphis, Cordova, and Bartlett area, contact PetVax Affordable Care Hospitals to make an appointment for a surgical procedure. Our practice handles all type of pet care needs including emergency services, microchipping, vaccination administration, and well care visits. Here is some information about spaying and neutering to read over so you understand why it is important for a pet.

What Spaying And Neutering Is

Spaying is the process of removing a female animal's reproductive organs. Neutering is the removal of a male animal's testicles. When either of these procedures is conducted, they are done in a surgical setting. Your pet will require the use of general anesthesia throughout the surgery. After the surgery is conducted, your pet will need to rest for a few days.

The Benefits Of Having Your Pet Altered

In addition to stopping your pet from being involved in the reproduction of kittens or puppies, getting a dog or cat spayed or neutered will also have an impact on their health. Pets that have this type of surgery done will not be at risk for certain reproductive cancers. A male altered pet will be less likely to display signs of aggression. Female animals will be less likely to try to escape the confines of the home to find a partner to mate with.

When To Have Your Pet Spayed Or Neutered

Most pets can be spayed or neutered at a young age. It is best to make an appointment with our veterinarian so your dog or cat is assessed to determine they are healthy enough for the surgery. Our vet will alert you about the timeframe they recommend for the performance of the surgery if you are unsure about your pet's age. Call PetVax Affordable Care Hospitals today at 901-654-3110.

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