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spay

 [spa]
to castrate a female animal, usually by oophorohysterectomy.

spay

(spā),
To remove the ovaries of an animal.
[Gael. spoth, castrate, or G. spadōn, eunuch]

spay

(spā)
tr.v. spayed, spaying, spays
To remove surgically the ovaries of (an animal).

spay

(spā)
To remove the ovaries of an animal.
[Gael. spoth, castrate, or G. spadōn, eunuch]

spay, spey

to remove the ovaries. See also ovariohysterectomy.

spay hook
see spay hook.
spay spreader
a device with a spring loop, like a safety pin, at one end and an outcurving blade at the end of each arm. The blades are inserted into the spay incision and the arms released.
vaginal spay
ovaries are removed through a colpotomy incision; sometimes performed on mares.
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5 months of age can increase the risk of cystitis, urinary incontinence, hip dysplasia, parvovirus, noise phobias and sexual behaviours compared with those that are spayed later.
Once the adorable cute kittens become cats and are not spayed or neutered, they can become annoying to keep inside the house when they want to mate.
Generally speaking, almost all female cats aged over a year have been spayed.
Throughout the 40 years this Fund has been in existence, more than 40,000 animals have been spayed or neutered and at least that many placed in new homes when the Cleo Fund also served as a pet placement agency.
A little more than a year into the project, the group already has spayed or neutered 800 cats.
Now when I tell people to have their pet spayed or neutered, I can say, 'And, it's the law,'" Barker said.
If your pet is already spayed or neutered, you can still help others.
Spayed bitches are no more or less likely to get cancer in other body systems than unspayed bitches.
Mom was spayed and returned to her former life as a healthier cat that won't add to the stray-cat population.
To combat this taxpayer burden and overpopulation crisis, Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, has introduced the California Healthy Pets Act, which would require most pets in California older than four months of age to be spayed or neutered.
Because these numbers add up to alarming totals, it is crucial that pet owners take the initiative to get their pet spayed or neutered, preventing unwanted litters of puppies or kittens, and reducing the number of pets that end up homeless or euthanized at local animal shelters.
8220;We're so excited to be a part of the “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda” campaign and believe some of these new strategies will make people realize that waiting to get pets spayed or neutered can result in at least one accidental litter,” says Cary Bernstein, Executive Director of Spay Neuter Charlotte.