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Spay is the common term for surgical sterilization of female animals.  The medical term for this procedure is a complete ovariohysterectomy.  The entire female reproductive system (ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus) is removed through an in incision in the abdomen.
 
Benefits of Spaying Dogs
  • Spayed female dogs will not come into heat and will not have bloody vaginal discharge associated with the heat cycle.
  • Spayed females are led likely to develop breast cancer and cannot develop ovarian cancer.
  • Spayed female dogs will not show signs of a false  pregnancy.
  • Spayed females do not duffer from thinning hair coats and skin diseases in the exposed areas caused by increasing levels of Estrogen.
  • Spayed females cannot develop uterine infections (pyometra) that can be life threatening.
  • No unwanted litters โ€“ 61% of dogs and 75% of cats entering animal shelters are killed.
 
Benefits of Spaying Cats
  • Spayed females cats will not come into heat and you will not have the annoying monthly cycle of howling and tail flashing.
  • Spayed females are led likely to develop breast cancer and cannot develop ovarian cancer.
  • Spayed females cannot develop uterine infections (pyometra) that can be life threatening.
  • No unwanted litters โ€“ 61% of dogs and 75% of cats entering animal shelters are killed.
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