Spay And Neuter

Help reduce overpopulation and prevent serious illness.

Spaying and neutering your dog or cat is essential to help control pet overpopulation and reduce the number of animals in shelters. It can also prevent specific health issues and curb unwanted behaviors. As a responsible pet owner, spaying or neutering your pet is essential to ensure their wellness and contribute to the greater good of the animal community.

We offer compassionate spay and neuter services at Hixson Pet Wellness Center that prioritize your pet’s well-being. Our team performs every operation in our sterile surgical suite and closely monitors your pet’s vital signs during the process.

When to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

The appropriate age for spaying and neutering dogs and cats varies depending on the individual pet’s breed, size, and health status. We typically recommend spaying or neutering before your pet reaches sexual maturity.

However, there are cases when the procedure should be performed earlier or later in life based on your pet’s specific needs. It’s important to discuss the appropriate timing of spaying and neutering during a pet wellness exam with our team to determine the best course of action for your pet.

The Benefits of Spay Surgeries

A spay procedure, also known as an ovariohysterectomy, is a routine pet surgery that removes a female dog or cat’s reproductive organs. This procedure prevents your pet from becoming pregnant and eliminates the risk of specific reproductive health issues, including:

Spaying also helps reduce the risk of behavioral issues that may arise during heat cycles, such as aggression and restlessness. Choosing to spay your pet can help reduce the overpopulation of homeless animals and the burden on animal shelters.

The Benefits of Neuter Procedures

Neutering is a surgical procedure that involves removing the testicles of male dogs and cats. This procedure prevents your pet from reproducing and exhibiting unwanted sexual behavior. It also reduces or eliminates the risk of health issues such as:

Neutering your pet also reduces the risk of behavioral problems such as roaming, aggression, and marking. It can also help to control the pet population by preventing unwanted litters.

Call Us To Discuss Spaying Or Neutering Your Pet

Our team at Hixson Pet Wellness Center is happy to answer your questions about spaying and neutering your dog or cat. We understand each pet is different and will develop a plan for a safe and effective spay or neuter based on your pet’s needs.

Don’t hesitate to request an appointment or give us a call to discuss spay and neuter procedures today!

Hixson Pet Wellness Center provides spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats in Hixson, Red Bank, Harrison, Soddy Daisy, Chattanooga, and the surrounding areas. We also offer pet wellness exams, pet microchipping, pet vaccinations, pet dental care, soft-tissue surgery for pets, and more. Schedule an appointment today.

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