Neutering is the removal of an animal’s reproductive organ:
- Removal of the ovaries and uterus in females also referred as spay
- Removal of the testicles in males also referred as castration
As a pet owner, neutering your pet will be one of the most important health decisions you will have to make. Yes, it is a surgery but and like any surgeries require anesthesia. And yes, anesthesia isn’t risk free.
However, pets recover quickly from the surgery and, in young and healthy pets, the anesthesia risk is very low. Also, the health benefits of neutering your pet exceed those minimal risks.