Spay & Neuter

Spay and Neuter Services in Knoxville, TN

Bluegrass Animal Hospital, your trusted veterinarian team in Knoxville Tennessee, offers pet owners spay and neuter services for their beloved animal companions. Making the decision about having this procedure done is an important one, and we have provided this information to help you make the best choice for your home and your pets.

Spay & Neuter

What Is Involved with Spaying and Neutering?

This procedure is an important decision that involves the removal of female and male reproductive organs from your dog or cat. By having this procedure done, your pet will no longer be able to reproduce.

Are There Other Benefits of Spaying and Neutering?

In addition to preventing unwanted pregnancies, this procedure can also prevent your dog or cat from experiencing painful cancers that may develop in the reproductive areas. Some of these cancers have the potential to threaten your pet's life. 

When Is the Best Time for This Procedure to Occur?

In perfect circumstances, it should occur as soon as they are of age. If that is not possible, it can still be considered part of the pet's overall care and as a preventative wellness measure.

How Does the Procedure Take Place?

The veterinarian will perform the surgical sterilization. Your pet will be sedated during the procedure, with technicians present to monitor the pet's condition and assist the veterinarian as necessary. 

A typical neuter procedure involves the removal of the testes from a canine or feline. After this occurs, your pet will no longer exhibit typical breeding behaviors that are common, such as having the desire to roam far away from home, or have the ability to reproduce.

A typical spay procedure involves the removal of the uterus and the fallopian tubes from the dog or cat.  After this occurs, your canine or feline will no longer be able to become pregnant and will no longer have the instinctive breeding behavior or heat cycles that dogs and cats naturally have.

Are There Risks or Side Effects?

Similar to any procedure, there are risks involved. However, this is one of the most common procedures that a veterinarian regularly performs. The overall risk for complications is much lower than in other surgical procedures that also require anesthesia.

Before the spay or neuter procedure takes place, your trusted vet at Bluegrass Animal Hospital will perform a thorough examination to make sure the pet is in good health. After the surgery, you will want to create a calm and quiet space at home while your pet heals. 

Still Unsure?

Talk with the team at Bluegrass Animal Hospital in Knoxville, TN, if you have any questions. Please contact us today at 865-694-8387. 

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