Spaying your Jack Russell will cost between $100 – $300, but the price will vary depending on the health, age, and weight of your dog, and where the procedure is done. Vets have varying charges and may want to perform thorough examinations on your Jack Russell before the procedure is done, which will influence the cost.
I recommend contacting your vet to get a more accurate indication of what the costs will be.
What is spaying?
Spaying is the surgical removal of a female dog’s ovaries and uterus, which eliminates her ability to reproduce. The ovaries are removed through an abdominal incision, while the uterus is removed through a vaginal incision.
At what age should a Jack Russell get spayed?
Your Jack Russell puppy should be between 4 – 6 months of age when you bring her to the vet for spaying. This is when she has reached sexual maturity and when spaying can be done with the minimal risk of infection or other complications.
How long will it take to recover from the surgery?
Jack Russells that have been spayed may return to their normal routine after a few days, though it’s important to keep an eye on them for any signs of discomfort. It’s also best if they have a few weeks without any strenuous activity.
Advantages of Spaying Female Jack Russell
1. It gives your dog a longer, healthier life
Spaying your Jack Russell will not only give her a longer life expectancy but will make it a healthier one. When the reproductive system is left intact, it puts more stress on the entire body which makes disease and sickness more likely. When the reproductive system is removed, it becomes lighter and easier to maintain, helping to lower the odds of developing any number of illnesses and conditions.
2. Your Jack Russell will no longer be in heat
We’ve all heard the horror stories of what it’s like to live with a dog in heat, and how difficult it is for owners. With spaying, your Jack Russell will no longer go into heat.
3. It prevents unwanted litters
It can be a large burden for owners in financial situations as well as emotional stress. Without spaying, your female Jack Russell can have up to 4 litters each year with approximately 8 pups in each litter. That is a lot of puppies.
4. Spaying helps to lower the risk of uterine infections and reproductive organ diseases
One of the main benefits of spaying your female dog is that it will help lower the risk of developing any number of reproductive diseases and conditions. These can include uterine infections, mammary tumors, ovarian cancer, and pyometra.
5. Spaying can help control hormonal behaviors
When a Jack Russell is spayed before her first heat cycle, it will help control the hormonal changes that come with it. The behavioral and personality changes that accompany this change will also be lessened.
Will Spaying My Jack Russell Calm Her Down Completely?
No, spaying your Jack Russell will not completely calm her down. It will change her in several ways, but it won’t turn her into an entirely different dog.
Keep in mind that a Jack Russell’s personality is very much affected by the way you raise them over the years. Her personality is also influenced by how she was bred as well as other environmental factors.
Will My Jack Russell Have Periods If She Is Spayed?
Your female Jack Russell will not have periods if she’s spayed. She still may go through some hormonal changes, such as mood swings and “heat.” These are perfectly normal reactions to her hormones coming in contact with one another and should subside after a few days.
What to Do After Spaying Your Female Jack Russell
After the surgery has been done, there are several things that you can do to get your Jack Russell back in tip-top shape.
1. Keep your dog from excessive activity
2. Make sure she has plenty of water to drink
3. Give her plenty of rest
4. Feed her a healthy and nutritious diet
5. Watch for any signs of discomfort or pain
6. Monitor her recovery closely
7. Consult your vet immediately if anything seems amiss
8. Keep your dog’s stitches clean and dry until they are fully dissolved
On average, spaying your Jack Russell will cost between $100 – $300, but this price will vary depending on the age and health of your dog as well as where the procedure is performed.
The vet can give you a more accurate assessment of the costs once they have examined your dog and determined what needs to be done. I recommend contacting your vet for a more accurate estimate of what spaying your Jack Russell will cost you.