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spay

[spā]
(veterinary medicine)
To remove the ovaries.
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A (Answer): I feel that 4 months old is almost always the best time to spay or neuter.
The long-term benefits of elective spay (OHE) at 4 months of age include: no unwanted pregnancies; no negatives associated with heat cycles--messy "spotting" in the house, etc.
The 48-year-old Oakridge resident and animal welfare advocate has started a nonprofit advocacy group dubbed Community Animal Relief Effort - or CARE - that raises funds for spay and neuter services for animals in low-income households and for feral cats.
The Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF), the non-profit organizer of the national campaign to reduce companion animal overpopulation, is encouraging America to "Stamp Out Cat and Dog Overpopulation" during the ninth annual SPAY DAY USA, taking place on Tuesday, February 25, 2003.