Spay and Neuter Surgery
By neutering your cat, you can help it live a happier, healthier and longer life. Nashville Cat Clinic provides compassionate, competent and affordable spay & neuter services for your pet cats in a comfortable environment.
Nashville animal shelters are faced with an overpopulation of animals that they are unable to find homes for. Having your own cat spayed or neutered helps to ensure that you will not be contributing to this burden. These procedures are not only the responsible thing to do. They also provide numerous benefits for your beloved pet.
What Are the Procedures: Spay and Neuter?
When one refers to “spaying” an animal, this describes a sterilization surgery of a female. The term, “neutering” is used to describe sterilization surgery performed on a male animal. Sometimes, this second term is used to reference both male and female animals. Both terms are used to describe a beneficial surgery that is performed by a veterinarian, and that results in the incapacitation of the animal's reproductive system.
Benefits of Spaying or Neutering your cat
You can promote your cat's happiness, health, and longevity by having it spayed or neutered.
When female cats are in heat, it is not uncommon for them to pace nervously and to cry continually. Spaying eliminates this behavior. Additionally, the surgery greatly reduces, and sometimes completely eliminates, the risk of cat breast cancer, uterine cancer and uterine infections.
Male cats can exhibit certain undesirable sexual behaviors, such as the urge to roam, urine marking and aggression toward other animals. Neutering can help eliminate these behaviors as well. The surgery can also prevent testicular cancer, perianal tumors and an enlarged prostate gland.
When Should I Have my Cat Spayed or Neutered?
Pet owners are encouraged to spay & neuter their pets as early as possible. However, when considering spay & neuter surgery, your cat should be seen by a qualified veterinarian for evaluation. Three general options exist for determining the right time to spay or neuter:
- Pediatric neuter/spay is performed at 6-8 weeks of age.
- Standard neuter/spay is performed at 5-6 months.
- After the first heat neuter/spay surgery is performed between 8-12 months.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are interested in spay or neuter services for your cat, please call our clinic at 615-379-7913. One of our helpful associates will be happy to assist you in setting up an appointment with one of our highly qualified veterinarians. Rest assured that you will be placing your beloved cat in the best of hands. We are located at 436 Bell Road in Nashville, Tennessee.