Pet Spay and Neuter

Spay and neuter surgeries are a common practice for curbing pet overpopulation and preventing potential future health problems in pets’ lives. While spaying and neutering are widely accepted as being essential to the long-term health of many pets, our veterinarians in Callaway are well aware that the field is changing. While a spay or neuter surgery might be beneficial for one pet, it may not be so for another. That’s why we work with our patients on a case-by-case basis to decide whether spaying or neutering is appropriate and likely to increase their longevity.

Is Spaying and Neutering Safe?

Pet spay and neuter surgeries involve risk just like any other surgery. To guide us in helping you make the best decision for your pet, we will need to develop a medical history and thoroughly examine them to set a baseline of health. Your pet’s breed, age and size are necessary factors to consider as well. Understanding your pet’s lifestyle, unique traits and behaviors, and checking for underlying problems are key to minimizing risk. At All Kinds Veterinary Hospital, we always put the safety of our patients at the forefront of every service we perform.

When to Have Your Pet Spayed or Neutered

Our veterinarians typically spay and neuter pets when they are around 4-6 months old. We do understand that the needs of your pet may require them being spayed or neutered somewhere outside of that age range. Larger breed dogs are usually spayed or neutered a little bit later.

Pet Spay and Neuter in Callaway

What are the Benefits?

Spaying and/or neutering can improve your pet’s quality of life in a number of ways, including:


  • Reducing or eliminating aggressive behavior
  • Reducing roaming tendencies
  • Reducing need to spray/mark territory
  • Eliminating the likelihood of developing testicular cancer
  • Reducing the likelihood of developing an enlarged prostate
  • Reducing tendency to mount objects/other animals/people


  • Preventing unwanted pregnancies
  • Eliminating heat cycle & spotting
  • Reducing roaming tendencies
  • Eliminating the likelihood of developing uterine cancer & pyometra
  • Reducing the likelihood of developing mammary tumors

Not sure if spaying or neutering is in your pet’s future? Schedule a visit with one of our knowledgeable veterinarians by calling (301) 994-9919, and they will be happy to help you.