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, spaying (spa) (spa'ing) [Gael. spoth, castrate]
Surgical removal of ovaries, usually said of animals.
See: castration


pertaining to spay.

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Spaying dogs carrying genetic predispositions prevents the transmission of heredity conditions, ultimately eliminating them from bloodlines.
Spaying your dog will help to reduce the number of unwanted pets around; the health benefits are greater, and anaesthetic risks lower, if you spay young.
The health benefits of spaying are obvious: No more puppies mean that a street dog conserves its nutrients, and its immunity is thus strengthened.
Not everyone with a pet is totally convinced spaying or neutering is the right thing to do.
The group trapped 41 feral or stray cats earlier this month and brought them to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, where they received anesthesia, an exam, spaying or neutering, rabies and distemper shots, treatment for parasites, antibiotics and painkillers.
Events include low andno-cost spay/neuter clinics for low-income families, fundraisers to benefit spay/neuter programs and educational efforts for pet owners about the importance of spaying or neutering pets.
We provide resources for caring for a cat or cats that includes spaying, neutering and rabies vaccinations.
Antonovich to require spaying or neutering of pit bulls and Rottweilers, made after an attack in January on an 11- month-old Palmdale girl.
The clinic enables the organization to travel to convenient locations to offer pet owners affordable spaying and neutering along with rabies vaccines and microchipping.
In an effort to draw attention to the responsible choice of spaying and neutering pets, a weekly a UStream feed will feature the Animal League's Pet Nursery for a live view of rescued pets and their babies.
People seem to understand the importance of spaying females," she said.