Spay and Neuter

When you adopt a pet, there are plenty of things that you need to do when you get it home. You will need to set up a sleeping area and an eating area. Next, you should schedule an appointment at Cordova Station Animal Hospital for a complete wellness exam. This will ensure that your pet is healthy and it can get any vaccinations that are needed. During this visit, you can also discuss having your pet spayed or neutered.

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What Are Spay and Neuter Surgeries?

Spaying and neutering are the surgical sterilization procedures performed by a veterinarian. Female pets are spayed. During the procedure, your pet's ovaries, uterus, and Fallopian tubes are removed. Male pets are neutered. During the process, the vet will remove his testicles.

The Benefits of Spaying

The best reason to have your pet spayed is to keep her from becoming pregnant. This procedure will also keep your pet from going into heat, which can be stressful at times. When your female pet is in heat, she will try to escape from the house to find a mate. Female pets also yowl when they are in heat hoping to capture the attention of a mate. There are also health benefits to having your pet spayed. This procedure will eliminate the possibility of ovarian and uterine cancer. The procedure can also greatly reduce the risk of your pet having breast cancer.

The Benefits of Neutering

The best reason to have your male pet neutered is to help control the pet population. There are around 6.5 million pets in shelters all over the United States and they are all waiting for their forever homes. Having your pet neutered is the responsible thing to do. When you have your pet neutered, the chance of your pet developing testicular cancer is eliminated. It also reduces your pet's chance of getting diseases of the prostate and hernias.

Many pet owners have their pets neutered for the behavioral benefits. Male dogs tend to urinate in areas around the house to mark their territory. Neutering will stop this behavior. It will prevent your male cat from spraying a foul-smelling spray inside the home. It will also keep your male pet from being sexually aggressive, which often leads to unwanted behavior.

Spaying and Neutering Services in Cordova, TN

If you are considering having your pet spayed or neutered, schedule an appointment with Cordova Station Animal Hospital in Cordova. Our veterinarians, Dr. Sanders and Dr. Warner will give your pet the pre-op examination so you can schedule the surgery. Call us today at 901-753-3540 to schedule an appointment.