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tr.v. spayed, spay·ing, spays
To remove surgically the ovaries of (an animal).

[Middle English spaien, from Anglo-Norman espeier, to cut with a sword, from espee, sword, from Latin spatha; see spathe.]
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Adj.1.spayed - (of a female animal) having the ovaries removed
castrated, unsexed - deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes
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For example, Albuquerque charges $6 a year for a dog or cat license, but SI 50 for these animals if they are not spayed or neutered.
To date the organization has spayed and neutered over 38,500 cats, preventing the births of hundreds of thousands of unwanted cats in Denver and surrounding areas.
Both cats and dogs that are spayed or neutered have reduced incidents of certain cancers, reduced incidents of certain life-threading diseases and reduces their desire to roam.
The ads, shot by photographer Roy Macam, feature actor Daniel Matsunaga with neutered dog Sumo and model Vanessa Matsunaga with spayed poodle Carly.
Harry Beckingham, Seahouses A: This may be controversial with some owners and breeders, but as far as I am aware there is no reliable evidence to suggest any health benefit to allowing a dog to have a litter of pups before being spayed.
She continued trapping cats each month until every cat visiting her yard was spayed or neutered and inoculated against rabies.
While some homeowners take it upon themselves to have their stray cats spayed or neutered, the surgeries - which can cost $40 to $70 each - can add up with a never-ending supply of strays like hers, she said.
Now a test using a small blood sample to distinguish spayed from intact pets is available from the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell.
And, of course, I require that all puppies that I sell as companions be spayed and neutered.
Q (Question): I recently acquired a female setter pup and my vet is encouraging me to have her spayed as soon as possible.
Q IS there any way that you can tell or find out if a female cat has been spayed if you don't know her history?
If your dog is diagnosed with a pyometra, then she will have to be spayed immediately, and anaesthetic risks are much higher in these cases.