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Spaying and Neutering helps to control the pet population. Fixing your pet helps to prevent them from impregnating a female or from a female becoming pregnant. But there are also many other benefits to spaying and neutering your pets. This is an important procedure that we at Forest Hill Animal Hospital recommend for most pets.
Spaying and neutering are forms of surgical sterilization. This prevents your pet from ever becoming a parent. Spaying is the procedure performed on females. It involves removing the entire reproductive tract, including the uterus and ovaries. Neutering is done in males and involves removing both of the testicles. Both of these procedures are surgical and your pet is sedated during the procedure.
In addition to helping to control the pet population, there are many benefits to spaying and neutering your pet. Spaying and neutering helps to reduce the chances of cancer developing in the sexual organs. Both procedures help to minimize sexual aggression and frustration in your pet. In male pets, neutering can also reduce certain negative behavior traits, such as aggression or marking their territory. Lastly, spraying and neutering helps to extend the lifespan of your pet, as those that are spayed or neutered often live longer.
It is recommended that animals be spayed or neutered between the ages of five to nine months. This helps to remove the sexual organs before the animal matures. If the animal matures, spaying or neutering can and should still be performed, but it can be a bit more complicated.
When your pet needs to be spayed or neutered, you can go to many different vets or animal hospitals. But here at Forest Hill Animal Hospital, we are committed to making the procedure as easy and stress-free on you and your pet as possible. We offer a clean, sanitary space to perform the procedure, helping to minimize the chance of infection. As long as your pet is in overall good health, we will allow your pet to go home the same day, reducing stress on the pet. We will also provide you with detailed care instructions and medications to help your pet heal properly and without any pain.
Spaying or neutering your pet helps to prevent your pet from making babies, while also bringing along a host of other benefits. If you are ready to have your pet spayed or neutered, you may be looking for a Germantown animal hospital. Look no further than Forest Hill Animal Hospital. Call us today at 901-754-5007 to schedule your pet for spaying or neutering.