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What organs are removed when spaying?

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September 13, 2011 11:32AM

Nothing is removed when an animal is spayed. They have their fallopian tubes cut and/or tied because they are female. Male animals however, are neutered by having their testicles removed.

Not sure where Rachel lives...In North America and most of Europe spaying involves the removal of the ovaries and the uterus. In some parts of Europe they just remove the ovaries. Occasionally in some places the fallopian tubes only are ligated. This is not really much use in providing any health benefits such as reduction of maamry tumours or pyometra, but it does stop unwanted puppies. Matt Nicol Veterinarian