dvm (100)Besides a variety of health benefits that help your pet live a longer, happier life, there are also behavioral benefits to spaying and neutering your pets. It also helps decrease the number of homeless pets and strays that get euthanized every year.

If you have any questions or would like more information on our spaying and neutering services, please contact us today at (410) 527-0800.


Cryptorchid Neuter Surgery

Most male puppies will have both testicles descended by the recommended neuter age of six months. However, a small percentage of male puppies have either one or both testicles retained within the groin or abdominal cavity (cryptorchid). Previous surgical techniques to remove the undescended testicle involved a blind search and prolonged anesthesia time. Laparoscopic-assisted cryptorchid neuter surgery provides a significant improvement in surgical technique for this condition.

1. Better visualization of abdominal organs means easier location of the retained testicle
2. Shorter anesthesia and surgery time
3. Smaller incisions mean less pain

“You’re gonna do what?!?”
Dr. Johnston’s puppy, Asher

If you live in the Cockeysville area and would like get your dog or puppy neutered, but either one or both testicles are retained within the groin or abdominal cavity (cryptorchid), call Hunt Valley Animal Hospital today at (410) 527-0800 or request an appointment online! Our knowledgeable veterinarians will be able to answer all your questions and help you choose the right neutering procedure for your dog or puppy.