Neuter is the generic term for removing the reproductive organs of an animal of either sex.
Female pets are spayed.
The reproductive organs (ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes) are removed.
Males pets are castrated.
The reproductive glands (testes) are removed.
What are the positive effects of neutering?
Eliminates uterine infections, ovarian cancer and greatly reduces breast cancer in female pets.
Eliminates testicular cancer and greatly reduces prostate disease in male pets.
Pets are less likely to bite, have temperament problems, roam or fight other pets.
Cats are less likely to spray or mark their territory.
Licensing fees are reduced.
What is the best age for neutering?
As early as eight weeks of age but usually around five months of age.
Speak with your vet for further information.
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