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Spaying is a common surgical procedure performed on female cats and dogs. The process is called an ovariohysterectomy and involves removing the patient’s uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, rendering the animal incapable of reproduction. Please speak with your veterinarian to discuss the appropriate time to spay your pet based on their breed and species.

There are many benefits to spaying your pet, which include:

  • Eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine tumors
  • Decreases incidence of breast tumors, which are cancerous in around 50% of dogs and 90% of cats
  • Remove the possibility of uterine infections
  • Your spayed female pet won’t go into heat. Cycles can vary in frequency and feline females can go into heat four to five days every three weeks. During these days, they will yowl and urinate more frequently, sometimes inappropriately in the house.
  • Spaying your pet is much more cost effective than caring for her offspring
What to expect after surgery

Spaying is a major abdominal surgery that requires 10-14 days of recovery time. This includes limiting your pets activity to help with incisional healing and keeping a cone (e-collar) or t-shirt on, in order to prevent licking the incision. We will provide all medications needed to ensure comfort and sedation as needed.


Neutering is performed on male cats and dogs. This process castrates the animal, removing their testicles and making them unable to impregnate females. Please speak with your veterinarian to discuss the best time for neutering based on your pet’s breed and species.

There are many benefits to neutering, which include:

  • Possible reduction in aggressive behavior and decreasing dominant tendencies
  • Reduces roaming and spraying (territory marking)
  • Eliminates the risk of testicular and prostate tumors
What to expect after surgery

Although less invasive than spaying, neutering is still a major medical procedure that requires some recovery time.

For both procedures, it’s extremely important that you monitor your pet to prevent the animal from licking or biting the incision to reduce the risk of infection.

To learn more about spaying and neutering, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 410-757-3566 or request an appointment online.