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Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Spaying or neutering your pet is instrumental in improving your pet’s health and behavior. The American Animal Hospital Association advises that these procedures are more beneficial if carried out at the age of five months. Spaying and neutering procedures are executed under anesthesia and take very little time. Spaying takes ten to twenty minutes, while neutering takes ten to fifteen minutes or less.

These procedures require the involvement of a professional veterinarian who will help you settle on the best period to spay or neuter your pet without disrupting your pet’s health. At Jackson Animal Clinic, we have been providing Jackson residents with reliable veterinary care services for many years. Many local pet owners reach out to us for the first time looking for spay and neuter services.  Read on to learn more about the major benefits of spaying or neutering your pet.

Curb Unwanted Behaviors

Unneutered or spayed dogs tend to mark their territory. They also become more aggressive with other animals and are more likely to wander away from home. Spaying or neutering your pet will curb these potentially dangerous behaviors.

Cut Costs

Spaying and neutering cut the cost of caring for unwanted litter. There is already an animal overpopulation issue, and having your pet fixed ensures you will not contribute to it. Spaying and neutering also protect pets from a variety of potentially fatal diseases that have high associated treatment costs.

A Longer, Healthier Life

Spaying assists in averting uterine infections and ovarian cancer. The neutering procedure hinders testicular cancer in male pets. These two procedures will safeguard your pet from creating an unwanted and unplanned litter, maintaining your pet's health. When you first visit our office, our veterinarian will assess your pet’s condition to determine whether or not they are healthy enough to undergo spay and neuter surgery.

Schedule a Pet Wellness Exam with Our Veterinarian in Jackson 

Call Jackson Animal Clinic today at (731) 686-1440 for more information or to schedule a pet health exam with our veterinarian.