Spay/Neuter (Fixin’) is good for…
What is Spay/Neuter? It is the sterilization of animals so that they cannot make more kittens or puppies. It is a surgical procedure, performed by licensed veterinarians while the pet is asleep and free of pain. Depending on your pet’s age, size and health, he or she will stay at your veterinarian’s office for a few hours or maybe overnight.
Depending upon the procedure, your pet may need stitches removed. Your veterinarian can fully explain his/her spay and neuter procedures to you. If you have a new puppy or kitten, don’t wait! Pets can become parents sooner than you think. Early age spay/neuter is safe and effective so talk with your veterinarian at your pet’s first visit.
It’s Good for You!
You can enjoy your spayed or neutered pet more; they are often more affectionate companions.
Female pets that have been spayed do not go into heat
You won’t have the mess that comes with the female reproductive cycle or the boisterous, noisy male suitors.
Neutered male cars are less likely to spray and mark territory; dogs are less likely to roam and fight.
Spaying and neutering also reduces the risk of some health problems, offering you more years with your beloved pet.
By making sure that your pet can’t have babies, you’ll have peace of mind that his or her offspring won’t be put down in an animal shelter.
It’s Good for Your Pet!
Sterilized pets live longer, healthier lives.
It reduced the chance for several diseases
It will make your cat or dog even more affectionate
When should it be done? Cats and dogs as young as 6 months old can become pregnant. Cats can become pregnant again very soon after giving birth. We recommend getting young pets spayed/neutered at or before 5 months old. Older pets can have the operation at any time that they are not in heat, but a nursing mother should probably not have the operation until her babies are eating solid food.
But It Costs Too Much… Actually, it’s a bargain compared to the cost of having a litter and ensuring the health of the mother and litter. Two months of pregnancy and another two months until the litter is weaned can add up to significant veterinary bills and food costs. Most importantly, it’s a very small price to pay for the health of your pet and the prevention of the births of more unwanted pets.
Can Someone help me with the costs? Wags and Whiskers Spay/Neuter Advocates can help pay the cost if you need assistance. You will be asked to pay as much as you can afford. Your pet will get the surgery, a rabies vaccination and cats get a feline leukemia/FIV test. Follow the steps below:
Call 931-788-2201 and talk to Jackie or Alan.
Agree to a co-pay amount
You make the appointment with our veterinarian and let us know when it is.
We create a voucher and you pay the co-pay when you pick it up.
You take your pet to the veterinarian on the morning of surgery between 8 and 9AM
You give the veterinarian the voucher
You pick your pet up per the instructions of the veterinarian
The veterinarian will bill Wags and Whiskers
If needed, you have the stitches removed after 14 days (no charge)
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