The Importance of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

If you have recently adopted or purchased a new pet, you may have been told to make sure that they undergo a spay or neuter operation. These operations have been done for a long time and are a crucial part of controlling the number of dogs and cats available in the United States. We at Hodge Animal Hospital with a veterinarian Jacksonville, FL, know a lot about spaying and neutering.

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Why It May Be a Good Idea to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Did you know that in her lifetime, a single female dog can produce thousands of offspring? That’s counting all the grand puppies, great grand puppies, and more that can show up if each puppy she has produces a litter once every six months. While most animals are not bred at that rate, it’s very common for a single animal to produce hundreds of offspring if steps aren’t taken to ensure that he or she is unable to breed. Unfortunately, there just aren’t enough homes for all these animals, and many of them are abandoned or taken to shelters that must euthanize them.

By spaying or neutering your pet, you are making sure that this doesn’t happen to thousands of potential kittens and puppies. Caring for a pregnant dog or cat can cost hundreds of dollars in vet fees, require a lot of time off work, and you’ll have to deal with the hassle and expense of placing each of the puppies and kittens for adoption.

By spaying or neutering your pet, you’re ensuring that you don’t have to deal with the hassle, fines, and cost of an unintended pregnancy of your pet.

Contact Us for More Information about a Pet Exam from a “Vet Near Me”

If you are looking for a veterinarian in Jacksonville, FL or a “vet near me” who can help you with your pet care and provide an initial pet exam, give our office a call at (904) 992-1888 Hodges Animal Hospital. We can help your pet get in good health.