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Jackson, TN 38305 US

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Spay and Neuter FAQ

Leading Animal Hospital in Jackson

At University Parkway Animal Hospital in Jackson, we provide pet owners with a full range of veterinary services. We can even perform surgeries, including spay and neuter procedures. When you bring your pet here for a spay or neuter surgery, you can rest assured that your veterinarian will have a great deal of experience with this common procedure. We have successfully performed many identical procedures over the years. Read on to learn the answers to questions many pet owners have about spaying and neutering. 

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When Should I Bring My Pet in for a Spay or Neuter Procedure?

Many pets these days are spayed or neutered at a young age. This is true for both dogs and cats, and for adopted pets as well as pets bought at a store. If your pets are not fixed, you should bring them in right away. If you have newborn puppies or kittens, your vet will help you set a time for spaying or neutering when you bring them in for their first ever vet appointment.

Is the Procedure Outpatient?

Spaying and neutering is generally an outpatient procedure for both dogs and cats. Occasionally, a pet will need to stay the night for observation. However, pets can usually go home the same day after a spay or neuter procedure.

Why Is It Important for Me to Get My Pet Spayed or Neutered?

Spaying and neutering helps keep down the population of stray cats and dogs. This is important for safety and hygiene reasons. Large populations of feral cats and dogs can also threaten the local wildlife.

Will the Spay or Neuter Procedure Affect My Pet's Behavior?

You may see an effect on your pets' behavior after they get spayed or neutered. This is especially true if your pets get spayed or neutered as an adult. They will become more docile and less interested in animals of the opposite sex.

Contact Us Today for an Appointment

Here at the University Parkway Animal Hospital in Jackson, we can safely perform a spay or neuter procedure on your dog or cat. We go to great lengths to ensure that we treat all of our furry patients and their owners with empathy and respect. If you have any questions about spay and neuter procedures that were not answered here, please don't hesitate to contact us. One of our associates will be happy to answer your questions and even to help you make an appointment at a convenient time. Contact us today for an appointment. Our number is (731) 661-0711.

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What University Parkway Vet Clients Say

Took my kitten there today (they are not closed, as the Facebook page says!), and loved it! Very kind, friendly staff who really give their time and attention to your pet! Highly recommend!

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