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Spaying & Neutering for Cats and Dogs in Jackson

Spaying and neutering are common surgeries performed at our Jackson veterinary hospital that help to control the unwanted animal population and offer a number of health benefits to cats and dogs.

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What is Spaying & Neutering?

Both spaying and neutering refer to the surgical sterilization of an animal under general anesthesia. 

Spaying is the procedure for female animals. Technically known as an ovariohysterectomy, spaying removes a female pet's reproductive organs. 

Neutering, or orchiectomy, removes the testicles from male pets and is considered a simpler surgery than spaying. The term 'neutering' can also, in some cases, refer to the desexing or 'fixing' of either gender.

Cat Spaying & Neutering in Jackson

Benefits For Cats

There are 6 key benefits to having your cat spayed or neutered:

  1. Helps to curb undesirable behaviors, such as spraying to mark territory.
  2. Neutered cats are less likely to stray far from home.
  3. Your cat may become more affectionate.
  4. It reduces the risk of your cat developing certain diseases.
  5. It decreases the risk of uterine infection in female cats.
  6. This may decrease the risk of mammary (breast) cancer.

Benefits For Dogs

There are 5 key benefits to getting your dog neutered or spayed:

  1. May help to reduce the risk of your dog developing prostate and other cancers.
  2. It reduces marking and spraying issues.
  3. Potentially stabilizes the mood of the dog.
  4. It reduces the mating urge.
  5. Can help to reduce sexualized behaviors.

Dog Spaying & Neutering in Jackson

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