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Spay & Neuter FAQs

Spay & Neuter FAQs

Spaying and neutering your pets is an important part of pet ownership. Our veterinarian in Memphis at Berclair Animal Hospital P.C. can perform the procedure and provide additional veterinary care for your furry friends.

What is spaying?

Spaying is a procedure that removes the uterus and both ovaries from a female animal.

What is neutering?

Neutering is a procedure that removes the testicles through a small incision from a male animal.

Does my pet need to be spayed or neutered?

Neutering and spaying your pets is one of the most effective birth control methods for dogs and cats. By fixing your animal, it leads to a longer life for your pet and doesn’t contribute to the homeless pet population.

Does my pet need to be spayed or neutered if it’s a purebred?

Even purebred pets can end up in shelters, just like mixed breeds. About a quarter of dogs that end up in shelters are purebred. It’s important to do your part and get your pets spayed and neutered. Breeding will usually need a special permit and can be expensive.

When can you spay or neuter your pet?

Either procedure can be performed as early as eight weeks old. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian if your pet is older since extra precautions may need to be taken.

What are the benefits of spaying?

Spaying has several benefits besides reducing the number of births. It also prevents your pet from going into heat. It provides health benefits since spaying your pet can prevent uterine infections and breast cancer. There are also some behavioral advantages.

What are the benefits of neutering?

Neutering helps prevent the mating drive, along with hormone-influenced behaviors. It can also reduce the risk of prostate cancer and eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer.

Spaying and Neutering in Memphis

Contact Berclair Animal Hospital P.C. in Memphis at 901-685-8204 to make an appointment to spay or neuter your pet. Do your part and help the local pet population by having your pet spayed or neutered today.

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