Ovariohysterectomy in Dogs - Lytle Vet Clinic

Ovariohysterectomy in Dogs

(Spaying) General Information Ovariohysterectomy is the medical term for spaying or neutering a female dog. The procedure consists of surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus. If the ovaries are not removed, the bothersome heat periods still occur even though pregnancy is no longer possible. Surgery is usually performed at 51/2 to 9 months of age, before the first heat …