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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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Abandoned cats mate on the streets and some of their kittens are taken in by people who probably can't afford to have them spayed or neutered and vaccinated.
Milani points to a 1991 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology that showed that the risk of mammary cancer was significantly reduced in females who were spayed at or before 2 1/2 years old, and who had been thin at nine to 12 months of age.
A little more than a year into the project, the group already has spayed or neutered 800 cats.
A spayed cat usually wakes up immediately after the surgery, although she may be somewhat groggy and unstable.
Now when I tell people to have their pet spayed or neutered, I can say, 'And, it's the law,'" Barker said.
Females of that breed really do appear more aggressive after they're spayed.
In the past, the Lane County Animal Regulation Authority has euthanized more than 2,000 cats per year, largely because so many people fail to have their pets spayed or neutered and then abandon the unwanted offspring.
Veterinary experts say that spayed and neutered pets live longer lives and avoid many of the health problems that sterilized pets face including certain cancers.
com/PetplanUK QSOMEONE told me that having my dog spayed will stop her getting cancer.
Miss Gracie is now inoculated and spayed, and more friendly,too.
Otherwise, there is no good reason to avoid having the little animal spayed while she's still in the early months of her life--and there are a number of good reasons for doing so.
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.