Owings Mills Veterinary Center provides a safe and caring environment for your pet’s spay or neuter procedure. Ideally, pets are spayed or neutered between the ages of 6 to 8 months. If your pet has not been spayed or neutered, and is older than 8 months, we recommend the procedure as soon as possible.
The benefits of spaying female cats or dogs include: reducing the risk of mammary cancer by 99.5 percent; preventing uterine infections; eliminating heat cycles and preventing unwanted pregnancies. The procedure consists of removing the ovaries and uterus.
The benefits of neutering male cats or dogs include: reducing the risk of prostate and testicular cancer; preventing roaming; preventing aggression and marking and reducing urine odor. The procedure consists of removing the testicles.
A spayed or neutered pet will continue to have his or her own unique personality. With today’s modern anesthetics and monitoring equipment, the risk of complication is extremely low.
Owings Mills Veterinary Center requires a pre-operative examination and pre-anesthetic blood work.