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What Is "Spaying" and "Neutering"?

The HSUS web page on this topic summarizes it nicely. “Female dogs and cats are spayed by removing their reproductive organs, and male dogs and cats are neutered by removing their testicles. In both cases the operation is performed while the pet is under anesthesia. Depending on your pet’s age, size, and health, he or she will stay at your veterinarian’s office for a few hours or a few days. Depending upon the procedure, your pet may need stitches removed after a few days. Your veterinarian can fully explain spay and neuter procedures to you and discuss with you the best age at which to sterilize your pet.”

It's Good for Your Pet

The obvious benefit for both our pets and ourselves is reducing the number of unwanted kittens, puppies, cats and dogs. But there are very good health reasons to spay and neuter your pet:

Benefits of Spaying (Females) Benefits of Neutering (Males)

It's Good for You

Having your pet spayed or neutered has benefits for you as well.