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What is the surgery?

  •  “Neutering” or “castrating” is the term used for male animals and is the surgical removal of the testicles.
  •   “Spaying” is the term used for female animals and the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus. 
  •  “Fixing” your pet is another term for spaying/neutering.
  •  Your female pet should be spayed before her first heat cycle—which commonly occurs at 5 to 6 months. However, it is never too late to spay or neuter your pet. 
  • Spaying or neutering your pet is a very safe procedure. Call us for an appointment today (352) 376-6647, or send an email .   

 Good for your pet!

  • Pets that are spayed/neutered have decreased or zero risk of certain types of cancer.
  • Spaying or neutering your pet can decrease the risk of diseases that are expensive to treat.
  • Animals that are fixed make better companions because they are not motivated to wander in search of a mate. 

 Good for you--eliminates annoying behavior problems!

  • Neutered male cats are significantly less likely to spray (urine-marking), or wander in search of females.
  • Female dogs or cats in heat can cry incessantly, act nervous and attract males from all around. Spaying eliminates the heat cycle. 
  • Animals that have been spayed/neutered are less likely to bite, roam, or get into fights. 

Good for the community

  • Over 3,000 dogs & cats are euthanized in the Gainesville area shelters every year simply because there are not enough homes.   Additional stray and unowned animals suffer and die on our streets. 
  • It can cost up to $230 dollars to capture, house and either adopt or euthanize stray and unwanted pets. These are your tax dollars. However, it costs only $50 to $80 to get your animal fixed at our clinic.
  • A compassionate society knows there is a better way to solve overpopulation than needlessly euthanizing unwanted animals. 

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