Spaying and Neutering
We Make Spaying and Neutering Affordable for Jacksonville Pet Owners
While you have probably heard for years that you should have your pet spayed or neutered, you may not be clear on why it is a good idea or just what it involves. And that’s okay, because our Jacksonville veterinarians are here to answer all your questions about that or any other veterinary issues about which you may need additional information.
What is Spaying and Neutering?
The terms spay and neuter describe two different procedures; the one your pet will have is determined by whether it is a female or male. Spaying is a surgical procedure where the female’s ovaries and uterus are removed. During the neutering process, the male’s testicles are removed. Both of these procedures lead to sterilization, so that your pet cannot reproduce, in addition to other benefits the procedures provide.
Did you know it is estimated that between 3 to 4 million cats and dogs are euthanized each year in America? It’s true! By having your cat or dog sterilized to prevent unintended litters, you can help to prevent this from happening. Unfortunately, many people in the country, each year – including many in the Jacksonville area – find their pet experiencing an unwanted pregnancy. A good portion of those newly born kittens and puppies are dropped off at shelters, and there simply are not enough people willing to adopt them.
In addition to combating the pet overpopulation problems around Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, there are additional benefits to having your cat or dog spayed or neutered, including:
Your cat or dog will no longer experience any periods of being in heat. This helps to avoid the nervousness and crying that female cats in heat exhibit, as well as the messy heat cycles that female dogs experience.
Unwanted pregnancies are avoided.
Spaying reduces your older pet’s risk of uterine infections and mammary gland cancer.Neutering helps to prevent males from getting testicular cancer and prostate gland enlargements.
Neutering will reduce the sexual instinct that male dogs and cats have, helping to reduce particular undesirable behaviors such as aggressive behavior, urine marking, roaming urges, and the urge to hump.
Spaying and neutering cats can help to reduce their tendency to engage in fighting and night prowling.
The spraying of urine by male cats will also be reduced after they have been neutered.
Spaying and neutering your pets is an important way to help keep them healthy and happy, with results that last a lifetime!
What to Expect
When it comes to Jacksonville veterinarian care, Pet Doctors of America provides some of the most thorough and compassionate service around. When you bring your cat or dog to our Jacksonville or Jacksonville Beach veterinarian clinics, you can expect them to be treated with the care that we provide to our own pets. Our Jacksonville spaying and neutering services come with a thorough pre-surgery exam, to ensure your pet’s safety. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia to help prevent pain, and you can generally expect an uneventful recovery. We also provide you with all the after-care instructions you need, and we are always available if you have additional questions or concerns.
Why Pet Doctors of America?
In the Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach area, we are a veterinary leader in providing spay and neuter services to area pet owners. This is for several reasons, including:
We offer very low-cost spay and neuter services to those in the Jacksonville area. We do this as a way to give back to the community, to help keep the service affordable for all pet owners, and to help curb the pet overpopulation problem in this area.
Our spay and neuter services, while priced in line with government-subsidized providers, come with a high level of care and compassion, and a thorough examination of the pet.
The veterinarians serving our two Jacksonville locations are highly qualified and experienced; they are leaders in the field, bringing comfort to each person that brings their pet in for spaying and neutering.
We don’t just see the pet and person as another dollar or number. Our mission is to help you keep your four-legged family member happy and healthy!
To Learn More
If you have questions about your pet’s age, health, or anything else, give us a call today. Or, if you are ready to have your pet spayed or neutered, contact us. We are ready when you are, and we look forward to hearing from you!
Our Jacksonville veterinarians have two locations to serve you:
Pet Doctors of America
1103 South 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
14333-42 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32250