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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