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Your pet relies on you to make responsible decisions for its wellness and wellbeing. The choice to spay and neuter is an important one. Fortunately, the experienced St. John's AAH - Dr. Venkat Gutta and Dr. Sri are here to help at our top-rated veterinary clinic, conveniently located in St. Johns, FL.Get in Touch
Neutering and spaying refer to the 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:
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.
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 your pet helps to control these behaviors.
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 the temptation to mark territory with a spray of musky urine. Sterilized pets typically become calmer, more easily trained, and more focused on their human family members.
The cost of spaying and neutering your cat or dog is economical compared to the expenses of delivering and caring for a litter or medical care for injuries or diseases that could have been avoided.
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.
St. John's AAH encourages spaying and neutering puppies and kittens, and the procedure is also safe for most adult and older pets. Our procedures include anesthesia for responsible pet care at an affordable cost. Our premium puppy and kitten wellness plan includes spaying and neutering procedures.
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