Spay and Neuter for Dogs and Cats in Baltimore, MD

Spay And Neuter Surgery For Dogs And Cats In Baltimore Md

At Belvedere Veterinary Center in Baltimore, MD, we are dedicated to providing your pets with the best possible care. Spaying and neutering are among the most beneficial procedures for your pets’ health and well-being. Our highly skilled team can perform this routine surgery in our state of the art surgical suite, where your pet will remain safe and comfortable while monitored by our team before, during and after the procedure.

Has your pet been spayed or neutered? Call us to schedule an appointment today!

What are Spay and Neuter Surgeries?

Spaying (for females) and neutering (for males) are surgical procedures that prevent pets from reproducing. In spaying, the ovaries and usually the uterus are removed; neutering involves the removal of the testicles. These surgeries are common and safe, helping to ensure a healthier life for your pet.

Why Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?

Spay and neuter surgeries provide various advantages to your pet’s health and well-being. These benefits include:

Longer Lifespan

Spayed and neutered pets have been shown to live longer. These procedures can reduce the risk of certain types of cancers and other health issues. For example, spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in about 50% of dogs and 90% of cats. Neutering can prevent testicular cancer and some prostate problems.

Reduces Overpopulation

Millions of unwanted dogs and cats, including puppies and kittens, are euthanized each year. Spaying and neutering can prevent this overpopulation and save animals’ lives. In addition, spay and neuter surgeries can relieve the pressure on local animal shelters and allow them to provide better care for the animals currently in their care.

Better Behavioral Health

Neutered males are often less aggressive and less likely to roam away from home, reducing the risk of injury in traffic and fights with other males. Spaying a female pet eliminates the stress and discomfort that often occurs during heat.

What to Expect During the Procedure

At Belvedere Veterinary Center, your pet’s safety and comfort are our top priorities. The procedure is performed under anesthesia, and we follow strict protocols to ensure a safe and effective surgery. Here’s what you can expect:

  • We conduct a thorough physical exam and necessary blood tests to ensure your pet is healthy enough for surgery.
  • Our team provides medications to minimize pain during and after the procedure.
  • Your veterinarian will offer guidance on how to care for your pet during the recovery period, ensuring a smooth and comfortable healing process.

Schedule your pet’s spay or neuter surgery at Belvedere Veterinary Center today!