Spay and Neuter for Knoxville Pets
One of the best things you can do for your pet is to spay or neuter him. This safe procedure offers plenty of benefits and few drawbacks. Your veterinarian can even complete the operation in a single visit to give your pet lifelong benefits. Learning more about spay and neuter programs and how they serve you, your pet, and the community will help you make the right decision for your pet and family.
Benefits of Spay and Neuter
Less Aggression: For male dogs, neutering can have a significant impact on behavior. If your dog does not like other dogs, or reacts strongly to intruders in his territory, then neutering him can have a dramatic impact on how he responds to others. Dogs that are neutered as puppies or early in life will not develop the troublesome behaviors that are related to testosterone in the first place, ensuring your trained and friendly dog does not develop aggression towards others.
Less Wandering Risk: Male dogs can smell a female in heat from a shockingly long distance, and they will be incredibly motivated to find her. Because of this, intact male dogs face a significant risk of wandering and can easily become lost. Neutering curbs this behavior and helps keep your dog at home where he belongs.
Less Odor: Male cats are less likely to spray and mark their home territory (and your furniture) if they are neutered. Just like dogs, they are also less likely to wander from home in search of female companionship once they are neutered.
Reduced Health Risk: Female dogs and cats may be less likely to develop some common cancers once their reproductive organs are removed. They will also not have to deal with the bodily changes that happen during pregnancy and delivery. Most dogs and cats have healthy pregnancies, but pregnancy and delivery will take a toll on your female pets.
Fewer Unwanted Pets: Shelters in Nashville are always full, and the stray cat and dog population is a true crisis for those who care for these abandoned and homeless animals. Spaying and neutering prevents unwanted pregnancies. This protects the health and wellbeing of your animals and ensures that more animals are not being added to the stray population.
Spay or Neuter your Pet
Our skilled veterinarian team and support staff at Bluegrass Animal Hospital are ready to help you protect your pet and prolong his life with spaying or neutering surgery. Make an appointment today and you'll both reap the rewards for years to come. Contact us to set up a time and take the first step towards a long, healthy life for your furry companion. Our number is (865) 694-8387.