The following blog entries have been tagged "spay".
Spaying or neutering your pet means surgically removing some of the animal's organs so he or she may not reproduce. This operation is done by a veterinarian. By spaying or neutering your pet, you are helping solve the problem of pet overpopulation, protecting your pet from potential harm, and ensuring a safer community.
Since neutering requires surgery, it is emotionally traumatic. Handled properly, your cat will recover quickly. Let us first dispel the myths surrounding the neutering of cats. Cats do not get fat and lazy after being neutered. They get that way because of overeating and lack of exercise. Cats do not become more satisfactory pets after they have had sexual intercourse, had their first heat, or given birth to a litter of kittens.
Spaying or neutering is one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pets. These routine medical procedures not only help control pet overpopulation, but they may also allow your dog to lead a longer, healthier and happier life. Spaying is the surgical removal of a female dog's ovaries and uterus, while neutering is the removal of a male dog's testicles. While both operations are conducted routinely with few complications, only licensed veterinarians are allowed to perform them.