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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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Neutered rabbits are healthier and it is believed by many that they live longer than unaltered rabbits.
Because neutered mice don't make significant amounts of testosterone, they lack MUP proteins, Stowers notes.
City of North Las Vegas, City of Las Vegas, Clark County and City of Henderson all require your pet to be spayed or neutered.
Many of these homeless pets are a result of accidental litters from pets that are not spayed or neutered.
Individuals can also assist the centre by getting their cat neutered, for which the centre offers part cost neutering vouchers.
Since the group started, it has spayed or neutered more than 8,000 cats.
Under the measure that will take effect in mid-April, owners of cats and dogs will have to get their pets spayed or neutered by four months old.
Paul Robertson, environmental protection officer, said: "We want as many dog owners as possible to have their dog micro-chipped and neutered.
In the past, the Lane County Animal Regulation Authority has euthanized more than 2,000 cats per year, largely because so many people fail to have their pets spayed or neutered and then abandon the unwanted offspring.
Since April they have already neutered 700 cats in Wales.
A study in 1991 found no major health differences between dogs that were neutered at 7 weeks and at 7 months of age.
Cats who are spayed or neutered live better and healthier lives," said Becky Robinson, president of Alley Cat Allies.