Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at Rosedale Animal Hospital at (410) 866-6100.
Our hospital is open the following hours:
2. Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment only.
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and Care Credit.
4. Can I make payments?
Payment in full is required at the time of service.
5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 6 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is highly recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a panel of blood tests that is run here in the clinic prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions of your pet, screening for any evidence of kidney or liver disease. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.
7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed 7- 14 days following the surgery.
8. Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?
No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having your pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate disease later in life, helping to prevent spraying and marking, and decreasing the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
9. Do you board pets?
Yes, we do boarding for our clients. We have boarding space for both dogs and cats. We also can board other small animals, but you will be required to bring your own cage and food for your pet.
10. What are your kennels like?
Our dog kennels are all indoor. The dogs are walked 2-3 times daily while they are boarding. Blankets and food are provided for our boarders, but you are always welcome to bring your own. We can provide any medical care that your pet needs while he or she is in our hospital. All pets are required to be up to date on vaccines and cats must be or have been feline leukemia/feline immunodeficiency virus tested in order to board at our facility.