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AVMA policy
 
Pediatric Spay/Neuter of Dogs and Cats
(Oversight: AWC; HOD 1994; revised 04/1999, 04/2004, 04/2009)
 

The AVMA supports the concept of pediatric spay/neuter in dogs and cats in an effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals of these species. Just as for other veterinary medical and surgical procedures, veterinarians should use their best medical judgment in deciding at what age spay/neuter should be performed on individual animals.