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neuter

1. (of animals and plants) having nonfunctional, underdeveloped, or absent reproductive organs
2. a sexually underdeveloped female insect, such as a worker bee
3. a castrated animal, esp a domestic animal
4. a flower in which the stamens and pistil are absent or nonfunctional
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The findings showed that while roughly five percent of intact Labs wound up with a joint disorder, this rate doubled in Labs neutered prior to six months of age.
A family in Umm Al Quwain brought home two dogs seven years ago for the children, but never thought about getting them neutered.
Daniel further adds that it is a misconception that only aspin or puspin (native dogs and cats) need to be spayed or neutered.
However, for it to have a real effect it is important for all cats to be neutered, including those kept as pets.
The charities recommend that pet cats are neutered at four months of age or younger, before they start puberty, to prevent unplanned pregnancies.
Dogs are often neutered at an age when they have stopped growing and would naturally start to gain weight if over-fed.
The altered cats will have the tip of their left ear clipped as well - a common marking system for neutered feral cats known as "ear-tipping" - so that they can be differentiated from non-neutered cats once they return to the wild.
Some neutered rabbits retain a certain amount of sexual interest and may continue some courting behaviour - a spayed doe is more tolerant of a buck's advances than an un-spayed doe will be.
Of note, the two neutered groups increased in size significantly because of higher immigration (cats moving into the groups) and lower emigration (cats moving away) rates than in the unneutered groups, in which the number decreased.
The Wellspring School in Beirut has neutered all the cats living on campus and will work with Animals Lebanon to ensure the animals are healthy.
The city last year adopted a law requiring dog and cat owners to have pets spayed or neutered when they reach four months of age.
Not having cats spayed or neutered is a big problem.