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Spay & Neuter

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While you associate veterinary surgery with such serious situations as tumor removal, emergency internal surgery or orthopedic knee reconstruction, some forms of surgery are both preventative in nature and relatively routine. Spay and neuter surgery falls into this category. These sexual sterilization operations are quick, safe, and extraordinarily beneficial for animals,not just as a form of pregnancy prevention but also as vital health and wellness protection. Here at Doerr Animal Clinic,we're proud to provide this service via our skilled Louisville KY veterinarians, Dr. Turns and Dr. Cohn.

Spaying and Neutering Is the Healthy Thing to Do

Sexual sterilization of your pet involves one of two procedures: spaying (removal of the internal female sex organs) or neutering (castration, or removal of the male testes). The most obvious reason for having these procedures performed is to control the pet population in your household. Litters of puppies and kittens can quickly overwhelm your capacity as a caretaker, forcing you to give the animals up for adoption. Millions of animals end up in shelters for this very reason --and a large number of them must be destroyed because there are simply aren't enough forever homes to go around. This concern makes spaying and neutering the humane thing to do for the greater pet community.

But spaying and neutering is also the healthy thing to do for your pet. These simple operations can greatly enhance your beloved companion's health, wellness and safety in the following ways:

  • Reduced disease risk - Reproductive cancers are a serious,potentially deadly threat to your best friend. What more effective way to remove this threat could there be than to remove the sex organs that host these cancers and allow them to grow/spread? Removal or the reproductive organs also reduces the risk of other diseases such as mammary and perianal tumors.
  • Safer behavior - Sexual urges compel pets to put themselves in harm's way by triggering aggressive behavior and causing them to roam into unfamiliar, dangerous territory. Spaying and neutering eliminates the hormones that provoke these misbehaviors, leaving you with a happier pet who is more likely to stay out of trouble.

Trust Our Surgical Expertise at Doerr Animal Clinic

Your pet is in skilled, experienced, caring hands here at Doerr Animal Clinic. We will make sure to perform all the necessary pre-operative evaluations and brief you on the entire process. We use the greatest care and precision in delivering anesthesia during the relatively short operations (which in some cases may only take a few minutes of actual surgery). We will then send you and your pet home with any necessary medication prescriptions and recovery guidelines.

Ready to Schedule Spay or Neuter Surgery?

For maximum health benefits, we recommend spaying or neutering your pet before the age of sexual maturity (and even as young as 6 to 8 weeks of age). Call 502-425-1275 to schedule this immensely valuable procedure at Doerr Animal Clinic!