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Spay and Neuter Questions

For many years one game show host in the United States would spread the message of spay and neuter to all the viewers, by asking them to spay and neuter their pets. However, what this host asking the viewing audience to do? The procedures spay and neuter refers to the sterilization of an animal, with the term spay pertaining to females and term neutering pertaining to males. After an animal undergoes the sterilization procedure the animal is no longer able to reproduce. Below are questions that have been asked of the Experts about spay and neuter.

Is there a low cost spay and neuter for people on fixed or low income?

Across the United States that are many lost cost spay and neuter programs. There are even some that are free spayed and neuter programs. Some of these centers that have spay and neuter programs supply their own funding, while others rely on money from other programs. Some of these programs put out vouchers that people can get from other entities. A person can call a human society or rescue near them that may be able to point them in the direction of programs nearby.

Is it safe to spay and neuter puppies or kittens at ages eight to ten weeks?

There are many rescues, shelters, or humane societies that do spay and neuter puppies and kittens at the age of eight to ten weeks. For a male animal to be neutered the testicles have to have dropped. The main reason that most animals outside of shelter animals is that there is an argument that if animals go through spay and neuter at an early age that they will not become the animals size wise that they would have if they had not gone through either a spay and neuter at an early age. The reason that most shelters, humane societies, or rescues that will do spay or neuter at such a young age is because they do not adopt out animals that are intact.

Is it normal for a dog to have a cough a few days after a spay and neuter?

It is possible for a dog that has undergone spay and neuter, this is because an endotracheal tube is placed for surgery. This endotracheal tube may irritate the throat which in turn may cause the animal to have a cough that may last for a few days. If the cough persists for longer than that then the owner of the animal needs to consult with their veterinarian. The cough may be something beyond the irritation of the endotracheal tube from spay and neuter.

Is it recommended to go through either spay or neuter for a bunny?

A spay and neuter for a bunny is recommended even if the animal is the only one. The reasoning behind this is the change in behavior after the procedure has been done. Some behaviors that are undesirable may be decrease after spay and neuter, behaviors such as being territorial.

In the United States there are many programs that offers spay and neuter at a reduced price or even free. Most shelters spay and neuter animals at a young age, eight to ten weeks, as they do not adopt animals that are still intact and able to reproduce. Some times after the spay and neuter the animal may have an irritated throat from the endotracheal tube that is placed before the procedure. Any questions about spay and neuter may be asked of the Experts.
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