Northgate Animal Hospital 1600 Hamill Road   Hixson, Tennessee  37343     Telephone 423-875-9033   FAX 423-875-9064     Serving the Chattanooga Pet Community
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Northgate Animal Hospital of Hixson Tennesee   Chattanooga Veterinarians   Pet Vaccinations   Spay & Neuter Services   Laser Veterinary Surgery for Animals   Pet Boarding for Dogs & Cats
HOURS OF OPERATION Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 6:30 pm Saturday & Sunday Closed DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Closed Holidays Observed by the Hospital
For After Hours Emergencies please call the doctor's answering service at (423) 875-9033 or for Immediate Emergencies contact R.I.V.E.R at (423) 698-4612
Practitioner of the Year for the State of Tennessee  Click the YouTube link below to view the tribute to Dr. Randy Hammon
Female dogs generally go through an estrus or heat cycle every six months. This is accompanied by a proestrus or bleeding cycle prior to her true heat cycle in which she is very receptive to the advances of male dogs. This heat cycle may last for several days or up to three or four weeks. Often female dogs will experience some personality changes during heat cycles such as becoming short-tempered or anxious.
Female cats come into heat cycles every three to four weeks during certain times of the year. Many female cats will become nervous during these heat cycles and exhibit unusual behaviors such as rolling on the floor, furtively hiding, or wanting constant attention. Female cats often become quite vocal, too, meowing plaintively through their cycle. Surgical neutering of female dogs and cats called ovariohysterectomy, completely eliminates all heat cycles and the accompanying unwanted bleeding cycle, nervousness, and desire to mate. Neutering your female dog or cat will also protect your pet from uterine infections and other diseases as well as difficult or dangerous pregnancies. Studies show that by neutering your female dog or cat before her first heat cycle, you can greatly reduce her chances of developing mammary cancer later in life. The surgery includes the removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus.
In addition, male cats are well-known to mark their territories by spraying odorous urine on furniture, walls, shrubs, etc. Male dogs are sometimes equally anxious to mark their territories.  Surgical neutering of male dogs and cats, called orchiectomy, eliminates any reproductive behavior and reduces urine odor and the desire to spray. Your male dog or cat will continue to have his own unique personality. He will be less likely to roam and enjoy staying at home more. The surgery removes the testicles.  We'll help you decide when is the best time to spay or neuter your pet, and discuss any concerns or questions you may have about this surgery.
Your pet is a companion, a friend, and in a real sense a member of your family. In order to reduce the number of animals ending up in shelters or being euthanized, we encourage you to discuss spaying or neutering your pet with your veterinarian. Together you can work as a team to help reduce the number of unwanted and abandoned animals. Both male and female dogs and cats are mature enough to reproduce between the ages of six to nine months.

Affordable Spay & Neuter Services

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Northgate Animal Hospital of Hixson Tennesee   Chattanooga Veterinarians   Pet Vaccinations   Spay & Neuter Services   Laser Veterinary Surgery for Animals   Pet Boarding for Dogs & Cats
Northgate Animal Hospital
1600 Hamill Road  Hixson, TN 37343 Telephone 423-875-9033 Serving the Chattanooga Pet Community
Female dogs generally go through an estrus or heat cycle every six months. This is accompanied by a proestrus or bleeding cycle prior to her true heat cycle in which she is very receptive to the advances of male dogs. This heat cycle may last for several days or up to three or four weeks. Often female dogs will experience some personality changes during heat cycles such as becoming short-tempered or anxious.
Female cats come into heat cycles every three to four weeks during certain times of the year. Many female cats will become nervous during these heat cycles and exhibit unusual behaviors such as rolling on the floor, furtively hiding, or wanting constant attention. Female cats often become quite vocal, too, meowing plaintively through their cycle. Surgical neutering of female dogs and cats called ovariohysterectomy, completely eliminates all heat cycles and the accompanying unwanted bleeding cycle, nervousness, and desire to mate. Neutering your female dog or cat will also protect your pet from uterine infections and other diseases as well as difficult or dangerous pregnancies. Studies show that by neutering your female dog or cat before her first heat cycle, you can greatly reduce her chances of developing mammary cancer later in life. The surgery includes the removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus.
In addition, male cats are well-known to mark their territories by spraying odorous urine on furniture, walls, shrubs, etc. Male dogs are sometimes equally anxious to mark their territories.  Surgical neutering of male dogs and cats, called orchiectomy, eliminates any reproductive behavior and reduces urine odor and the desire to spray. Your male dog or cat will continue to have his own unique personality. He will be less likely to roam and enjoy staying at home more. The surgery removes the testicles.  We'll help you decide when is the best time to spay or neuter your pet, and discuss any concerns or questions you may have about this surgery.
Your pet is a companion, a friend, and in a real sense a member of your family. In order to reduce the number of animals ending up in shelters or being euthanized, we encourage you to discuss spaying or neutering your pet with your veterinarian. Together you can work as a team to help reduce the number of unwanted and abandoned animals. Both male and female dogs and cats are mature enough to reproduce between the ages of six to nine months.
Affordable Spay & Neuter Services