When you take a pet, the animal relies on you to make responsible decisions for its wellness. The choice to spay & neuter is an important one. Fortunately, the experienced Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming team – Dr. Venkat Gutta and Dr. Sri at the St. Johns clinic, and Dr. Amar in Jacksonville, FL– are here to help.
Do it for your petNeutering and spaying refer to removal of an animal’s reproductive organs – testicles in a male, and ovaries and uterus in a female. The purpose of sterilization is to prevent the birth of unwanted litters, and there are additional health benefits for your pet:
- Spaying a female greatly reduces risk of uterine infections and breast cancer.
- The procedure prevents males from getting testicular cancer.
- The natural urge to reproduce creates anxiety when your pet is isolated. This fretfulness is avoided with spaying and neutering.
- Males will go to great lengths to mate, escaping their home, yards, and leashes. As they roam, they face many perils – traffic, fights with other males, parasites, and cruelty.
Your pet’s comfort and welfare are our top priorities, as we perform the procedure in a state-of-the-art surgical suite with advanced diagnostics and monitoring instrumentation. Most animals recover quickly and uneventfully.
Do it for you
During an unaltered female cat’s heat (the beginning of a reproductive cycle), she will broadcast her condition with frequent urination – sometimes in unexpected places – and yowling. When a female dog goes into season, she usually drops blood during the estrus cycle. Spaying curbs these actions.
A male neutered dog is less likely to exhibit aggressive behavior or leg humping when excited by female scents in the vicinity. Cat neutering reduces temptation to mark territory with a spray of musky urine.
Sterilized pets typically become calmer, more easily trained, and focused on their human family members.
Cat or dog neutering cost is economical compared to the expense of delivering and caring for a litter, or medical care for injuries or disease that could have been avoided.
Do it for the community
Every year millions of unwanted kittens and puppies come into the world. Many end up euthanized or don’t survive. Others become strays which are a problem for the community, spreading parasites and illness, threatening wildlife, and contributing to vehicle accidents. Your responsible behavior helps to reduce overpopulation . . . and sets a terrific example for your children.
Looking for affordable cat or dog neutering “near me?”
Bluestar Pet Clinic encourages spaying and neutering of puppies and kittens, and the procedure is safe for most adult and older pets, too. Our procedures include anesthesia, for responsible pet care at an affordable cost. Our premium puppy and kitten wellness plan include spay/neuter.
Dr. Venkat Gutta
Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming
At Blue Star Pet Hospital and Grooming, Dr. Venkat Gutta provides high-quality and modern veterinary services to all your furry friends! At Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team are committed to providing your pets with both a full-service Veterinary Hospital and a modern grooming salon (St. Johns location only) for dogs and cats. Our primary commitment is to provide your companion animals with the highest quality medical care. Dr. Gutta strongly believes in treating your four-legged companions as family members and providing them with excellent yet affordable veterinary care. At Bluestar, we also think that it is important to educate you, as a pet owner, and ensure that the unique needs of you and your pet are met at all times. Through Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team serve clients in Durbin Crossing, Jacksonville, St Augustine, St Johns, CR 210, and other areas. Whether it is pet vaccinations, surgery, techniques, advanced diagnostic testing, or even flea and tick control products, we give you access to the best and most cutting-edge treatments and technologies. At Bluestar, we believe that your pet is the STAR!